2022 AWARDS CATEGORIES


The closing date for entries is 29 June 2022. Please ensure you have completed and submitted your entries by this date.

If you have a question about your entry submission, please contact logistics@emap.com.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

AWARD NOMINATIONS CLOSE IN:

Agency Team of the Year

Outstanding agency teams possess an in-depth expertise and ability in all areas of student accommodation to ensure that clients receive the best possible advice, support, and guidance. The award is open student accommodation agency teams that offer professional serves to developers, investors, operators and/or universities. Depending on your structure, you may connect universities, owners, and operators, landowners, PBSA developers, and investors to help them maximise opportunities in the student accommodation space. Crucially, you will make a real difference to your clients’ business and have a strong track record to prove it.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry criteria

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Why the past 12 months was a strong year for the team – perhaps against the odds
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Demonstrable evidence of a range of professional work you do, such as market valuations, development appraisals and benchmarking, portfolio strategy, operator selection and related
  • Track record of successful transactions over the last 12 months
  • An outline of specialist areas you have developed - these could be anything from feasibility studies to advice on functional suitability, learning environments, and space planning
  • Evidence of strong client focus and positive client feedback – for instance via testimonials, case studies or media coverage
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:
(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*
Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials
Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*
The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*
Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*
Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials
Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Financials
In the below section, please provide as much financial information as possible, but for any questions that are not applicable to your business, please mark as N/A. Please state whether the financials are confidential. You are welcome to include any additional financials you think support your submission.

Are the financials confidential?*
Yes/ No

Area of space transacted 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*
Calculate these figures based on the total area or the total transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures for any joint handling.

Number of transactions 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*
Calculate these figures based on the total area or number of transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures when you have jointly instructed.

Transactional fee income 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*
Include here income from all deals. Do not include rent review, valuation work or investment income

Total fee income 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*
Do not include non-fee earners such as secretaries etc.

Number of fee earners 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*
Do not include non-fee earners such as secretaries etc.

Number of new instructions 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*
Calculate these figures based on the total area or number of transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures when you have jointly instructed.

Profitability % 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Growth in revenue year on year 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Climate Crisis Initiative - Student Property

Over the past few years, climate change has rocketed to the top of the agenda, fuelled by the UK government’s target to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 – one of the most ambitious carbon targets in the world.

We want to celebrate the ground-breaking work the student property sector is doing to tackle the climate crisis and improve the sector’s environmental credentials.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

This award is aimed at organisations and individuals working in the student property sector that have implemented, completed or committed to a transformative ESG or climate-focused scheme, strategy or initiative in the past year.

This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the student property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or residential accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or RESI Awards.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • The scheme, initiative or strategy is ESG or climate focused
  • Why it is transformative/innovative/disruptive
  • Scale and ambition
  • Commitment to net zero carbon
  • Top ratings in known accreditation schemes such as BREEAM or the WELL Building Standard
  • How you overcame the challenges posed by Covid
  • Tangible and meaningful action
  • Demonstrable and measurable impact
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Collaboration Award

This award recognises the growing importance of collaboration between the private sector - developers, operators and/or investors – and universities. We are seeking outstanding partnership and collaboration projects between the two sides, from DBFOs and investment deals, development of new schemes and campus refurbishment projects, to any innovative collaboration that has resulted in a better student housing offer.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Genuine collaboration between the private and university sectors over the past two years 
  • Creativity and vision in aligning interests and creating end-results that work for each party
  • Positive outcomes of collaboration - such as strong financial results, significantly improved quality of accommodation/number of beds, excellent student feedback, etc.
  • Demonstrable evidence of positive impact on student life
  • A robust business model and financial forecasts
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Collaborators*

Please state the collaborators involved, the role each organisation played in the project and who was responsible for leading the project. Please note that we are only able to contact one of the entrant companies (as per the entrant details supplied by the nominator).

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Developer of the Year – Student Property

Are you the standout student accommodation developer of the past year? Have you developed landmark schemes, pulled off ground-breaking deals, embarked on innovative joint ventures or pioneered new ideas that have changed the face of property development in the UK? Have you moved the dial in terms of the ESG or social impact agendas? Have you raised the bar architecturally or developed a scheme that has helped regenerate an area? Then we want to hear from you.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the student property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or residential accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or RESI Awards.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Best-in-class achievements or initiatives
  • Strong strategic vision
  • Solid financial performance – perhaps against the odds
  • Development activity – perhaps against the odds
  • Innovation
  • Tangible and measurable results
  • New strategies, business development or staff/training initiatives
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Number of units created during 2021*

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Hall of Fame

Entries are not accepted to this category. A shortlist will be chosen by all judges who take part in the category judging, and the winner determined by an anonymous ballot. The winner will then be announced during the Awards ceremony.

This category is now closed

Health & Wellbeing Initiative - Student Property

Covid has shone the spotlight on mental health and health and wellbeing. The health and wellbeing award aims to celebrate the organisation or individual that has done the most in the past year to support the health and wellbeing of staff, occupiers, or the local community.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

We are looking for an exemplary initiative, scheme or project that has raised the bar in terms of health and wellbeing. Has your building achieved a WELL certification and/or best-in-class environmental accreditation standard rating (e.g. BREEAM, LEED, SKA)? Have you done something ground-breaking to support the health and wellbeing of your staff or student occupiers? Perhaps you have prioritised health and wellbeing features in a new scheme. Have you worked collaboratively on a community-focused project aimed at enhancing campus health and wellbeing, as well as the wider community?

This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the student property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or residential accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or RESI Awards.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Details of the building, project or initiative and how health and wellbeing was considered throughout its development lifecycle
  • Why you think your achievement is so ground-breaking or innovative
  • Collaboration
  • Effective communication to and education of staff/occupiers/community
  • A demonstrable and measurable positive impact
  • Long-term vision
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic 
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion 
  • Positive environmental impact

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Innovation Award

The award is aimed at organisations or individuals that are using game-changing innovation to create an outstanding student experience. They may be technology organisations with cutting-edge solutions, architects with ground-breaking design concepts, smart energy companies, or start-ups offering truly innovative solutions to the sector’s challenges.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

Whatever your specialism, you will be challenging the status quo and taking the student accommodation sector to the next level.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Evidence of genuine innovation in the past year
  • Creativity and vision in creating a solution that addresses a specific need or significantly improves student life
  • A robust business model and financial forecast
  • Evidence of strong engagement with the student body
  • Evidence of a strong and potentially transformative impact on student life
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

International Operator of the Year

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on international students and some international operators in the sector have responded better – and more quickly – to the challenge than others.

Are you an overseas operator or a UK-based operator with international reach? Have you gone above and beyond the call of duty in the way you have risen to the challenges posed by Covid? Have you succeeded in extending your geographical reach despite the pandemic? Is the accommodation you offer the first choice for students in that location? Then we want to hear from you.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

We are looking for an outstanding operator that has successfully moved into new geographies and adapted to the processes and challenges unique to each of them – as well as the challenges presented by the global pandemic.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • The creation of student-centric environments with outstanding learning, social and recreational facilities that reflect the countries they are operating in
  • Initiatives that support student mental health and wellbeing
  • Deep understanding of the new markets the business is operating in
  • Excellent customer services, on-site assistance and support 
  • Exciting tech and social media initiatives • Brilliant engagement and communication with students
  • A range of rental options and rates; flexible arrangements in light of Covid
  • Innovation, vision and boldness that set you apart from the crowd
  • The impact of Covid and how you supported students with challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Investor of the Year

A forward-thinking investor will seek student housing that is closely aligned with student needs, is strategically located and offers tangible investment returns. The award will recognise any type of investor – an investment or institutional fund, private equity firm, and other providers of finance – that has excelled in making the right financial decisions.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Invested in a new development or redevelopment project over the past 12 months
  • Made investments in a student housing scheme committed to providing the latest in facilities, design and/or technology 
  • Possesses a deep understanding of the student accommodation market
  • Shown financial innovation in student accommodation deals over the past year
  • Has a proven track record of investing in best-in-class student accommodation projects
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Legal/Professional Team – Student Property

This category is aimed at law firms and specialist property consultants (or departments of larger agency firms) that provide one or more of the following: legal advice, valuation, rating, rent review and property/land and estate management. It is also open to building surveyors, firms that provide planning/development or environmental advice and practices that are strong in arbitration, claims, expert witness or legal services. It is not open to facilities management organisations or other property advisers.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

Have you moved the dial in the past year in the legal/professional space? Have you risen to the Covid challenge in a game-changing way? Then we want to hear from you.

This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the student property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or residential accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or RESI Awards.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Why the past year was a strong year for the team – perhaps against the odds
  • The range of legal or professional work you do and how this has changed
  • Details of key instructions/commissions you have won
  • Business development or staff/training initiatives
  • Robust financial performance – perhaps against the odds
  • Strong client focus and positive client feedback – for instance via testimonials
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Name of the team you are entering*

If your entry is successful, this title will be used to promote your entry, so please enter this as you would like it shown.

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Operator of the Year (UK only)

The Covid-19 pandemic hit student accommodation hard. Some UK operators responded better and more quickly than others to the huge challenges presented by the Covid lockdowns, the switch to remote learning and the campus occupation protests over rent. Were you one of them?

The category is open to any operator of student accommodation that is accredited by ANUK.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

Did you go above and beyond in the way you supported students living in your accommodation during this challenging time? Were you able to pivot quickly to adapt your accommodation to the needs of locked down students? Did you find that necessity was the mother of invention in the way you operate your buildings? Then we want to hear from you.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Student-centric environments with outstanding learning, social and recreational facilities
  • Excellent customer services, on-site assistance and support
  • Exciting tech and social media initiatives
  • Brilliant engagement and communication with students
  • Consistently high satisfaction ratings from students
  • Innovation, vision and boldness that set you apart from the crowd
  • A range of rental options and rates; flexible arrangements in light of Covid
  • Innovative initiatives that support student mental health and wellbeing
  • The impact of Covid and how you supported students with challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Private Halls of Residence Award

The best private halls of residence are aligned with the demands of Gen-Z, focusing on digital and networked aspects, and learning and social cohesion, with the student experience and their wellbeing prioritised throughout. They offer a variety and choice in accommodation options and are creative and innovative in their student offering. They are highly rated by students and offer a slice of home away from home.

Over the past two years, some private halls of residence responded better and more quickly than others to the difficulties presented by the Covid lockdowns, the switch to remote learning and the campus occupation protests over rent. It has been a hugely challenging period for UK halls of residence and this award recognises those who really stood out during these difficult times.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

The category is open to a single site, which may include more than one building, but will form part of one halls of residence. Please do not enter multiple portfolios, only single developments - both new schemes and refurbishment sites - will be accepted.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • A modern student environment, encompassing best-in-class learning and communal facilities
  • Exceptional student experience taking into consideration wellbeing, learning and social/community aspects
  • Exciting tech and social media initiatives
  • Brilliant engagement and communication with students
  • Exceptional value for money; flexible arrangements in light of Covid
  • Strong student support network and pastoral care
  • Consistently high satisfaction ratings from students
  • Innovation, vision and boldness that set you apart from the crowd 
  • The impact of Covid and how you supported students with challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Rising Star Award

Rising Star – who is the brightest talent in the PBSA sector? Who is making a difference and forging their way to the top of successful careers or businesses in this area? Who will be the next titans of the industry? This category is open to individuals that can demonstrate they are the next generation of future leaders and are delivering innovation in the student accommodation industry.

If you have joined the sector, progressed up the career ladder or launched a new business or initiative, we want to hear from you. Whether you are in development, operations, investment, agency or part of a university team, could you be our Rising Star for 2022?

Self-nominations and entries submitted on another’s behalf are both accepted for this award.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you or someone you nominate should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Evidence of tangible and outstanding achievements/success over the past year
  • Evidence of an innovation/bold thinking
  • Evidence of a strong market impact
  • Details of financial performance
  • Evidence of ambition
  • Evidence of strong client focus – via testimonials preferably
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Positive environmental impact

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Social Impact Initiative - Student Property

Social impact has been one of the breakthrough issues of the past few years and has come to the fore in the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to celebrate the best social impact projects and initiatives of the past year.

We are looking for an organisation or individual that has implemented, completed or committed to a ground-breaking social impact scheme, project or initiative that has had a real and measurable positive social impact on the community.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the student property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or residential accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or RESI Awards.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Social impact is the primary rationale
  • The scheme/project/initiative is truly community focused
  • How it is innovative/ground-breaking
  • Scale and ambition
  • Long-term vision
  • Demonstrable and measurable impact on the community
  • Capped or zero commercial returns, or implemented at a loss
  • True community engagement
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic 
  • Positive environmental impact

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

University Halls of Residence Award

The UK has a long tradition of university halls of residence, but most were built for another, pre-internet era, utilitarian in design and built, with little or no communal spaces. Many universities have undergone massive transformations, and today’s best halls of residence align with the demands of Gen-Z, focusing on digital and networked aspects, and learning and social cohesion, with the student experience and their wellbeing prioritised throughout. They offer choice in accommodation options and are creative and innovative in their student offering. They are highly rated by students and offer a slice of home away from home.

Over the past two years, some university halls of residence responded better and more quickly than others to the difficulties presented by the Covid lockdowns, the switch to remote learning and the campus occupation protests over rent. It has been a hugely challenging period for UK halls of residence and this award recognises those who really stood out during these difficult times.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

The category is open to single university halls of residence, which may include more than one building, but will form part of a single site. You can enter either a new scheme or a refurbishment site, and the entry can be submitted both by a university or a private partner that has developed the site in partnership with or on behalf of the university.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • A modern student environment, encompassing best-in-class learning and communal facilities
  • Exceptional student experience taking into consideration wellbeing, learning and social/community aspects
  • Exciting tech and social media initiatives
  • Brilliant engagement and communication with students
  • Exceptional value for money; flexible arrangements in light of Covid
  • Strong student support network and pastoral care
  • Consistently high satisfaction ratings from students
  • Innovation, vision and boldness that set you apart from the crowd
  • The impact of Covid and how you supported students with challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

University Team of the Year

From housing management, academic support, financial advice to pastoral care, student accommodation teams have a crucial role to play in the wellbeing of students and their university experience.

Please note that this category is open to university accommodation teams only, who are able to demonstrate exceptional levels of care and support to students on all their housing matters.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Compliance with the regulations set out in the Universities UK (UUK) Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing
  • High levels of student satisfaction amongst students for support and care provided
  • Examples of initiatives and/or schemes that have enhanced the student experience
  • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Positive environmental impact

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

(*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Name of the team you are entering*

If your entry is successful, this title will be used to promote your entry, so please enter this as you would like it shown.

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Unsung Hero Award

The award will go to an outstanding individual on the frontline of delivery, whose voice may not be often heard, but whose presence makes their halls a special place. From chefs, gardeners, cleaners, concierges, receptionists and other frontline staff, this accolade is for an exceptional colleague who goes an extra mile to make your halls a better place.

Individuals nominated for this special accolade will need to work for halls of residence, either in university-run or private halls.

To be eligible, entries must relate to initiatives and activities completed between 01 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel your colleague should win this award.

Entry Criteria 

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • A first-hand account of why this individual is outstanding
  • Strong testimonials from a range of sources – students, colleagues, etc.
  • The impact the entrant has had on their halls of residence and it’s students
  • Examples of how they have gone above and beyond
  • Demonstrate how they have extended beyond their role
  • How the students have benefited from this individual’s actions

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information:

*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Name and job title of the individual you are nominating*

If your entry is successful, this title will be used to promote your entry, so please enter this as you would like it shown.

Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website. Testimonials Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

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