Student decision-making 2020/21


Panel discussion

This session will bring the student voice to the conference. StudentCrowd’s most recent research will be released, delivering the viewpoints of international/domestic and HMO/PBSA students who will describe their university experiences in 3 key areas:

  • The most important considerations when choosing next year’s accommodation and whether students’ expectations have changed.
  • Student retention and the main factors that have supported a student to remain in university education this year.
  • How parents/guardians have influenced the choice of accommodation.

StudentCrowd and the panel will be sharing insights from student experiences during this academic year and providing analysis on Google search terms to support the discussion. The debate will centre on how universities and accommodation providers need to adjust to meet the changing needs of the customer in order to future-proof the higher education sector. We’ll also pose the question: Does 2020/21 present the opportunity for PBSA to win over the 2nd/3rd year student accommodation market?

Moderated by:

Paul Humphreys, Chief Executive Officer, StudentCrowd 

Business Development Director Europe
Director of Operations
Student Roost
Chief Executive Officer
Assistant Director, Res life and Accommodation
University of Leeds
Head of Insight and Consulting
UCAS Media
Commercial Director
Unite Students