Westminster Higher Education Forum

The changing shape of the UK student housing market

Tuesday, 20th June 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will focus on key challenges and opportunities in the student housing market at a time of uncertainty over student numbers following Brexit.


Delegates will discuss the latest investment trends and the effect on the market of policy changes such as the New Homes Bonus, the review of Section 106 payments, reform of buy-to-let taxation and the extension of Houses of Multiple Occupancy regulations to all student housing.


Further key areas for discussion include the quality and affordability of existing student housing, and innovation in design of new build accommodation - as well as how the tensions between permanent residents and the student body can best be managed, and the potential for local areas realising benefits from having a student population.


We expect attendees to include key policymakers and stakeholders including student housing providers, universities, students' unions, landlords' groups, letting agencies, developers, planning lawyers and consultancies.



Guests of Honour

Karen Burke

Head of Accommodation Services, Sheffield Hallam University and Chair, Association for Student Residential Accommodation

Kevin Richardson

Local Growth Consultant, HEFCE

Guests of Honour

Karen Burke

Head of Accommodation Services, Sheffield Hallam University and Chair, Association for Student Residential Accommodation

Kevin Richardson

Local Growth Consultant, HEFCE

Chair

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary University Group and Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government

Speakers

Shelly Asquith

Vice-President (Welfare), NUS

Carolyn Uphill

Chairman, National Landlords Association

Graeme Aithie

Director, QMPF

Jacqui Daly

Director of Residential Investment Research & Strategy, Savills

Martin Blakey

Chief Executive, Unipol

Senior speaker confirmed from Viridian Housing

Dick Jenkins

Chief Executive, Bath Building Society and Chairman, Building Societies Association

Einita Sohal

University Partnerships Manager, Unite Students

Poppy Humphrey

Off Campus Student Affairs Officer, Manchester Student Homes

Andrew Kitchen

Director, LK2 Architects