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In October 2021 we hosted the first SFG Roundtable, aimed at bringing together professionals in the student accommodation and university sector to discuss the latest topics impacting our students, partners and institutes.
'HOW IS 2021/22 LOOKING IN THE WORLD OF STUDENT ACCOMMODATION?'
'HOW DID COVID AFFECT YOUR INSTITUTION AND YOUR TEAM?'
Chair: Martin Hadland, Founder & Managing Director of Student Frist Group
Panel: Richard Gabelich, Founder & CEO of Student First Group
James McGrath, Business Development Director & Co-Owner of Mezzino
Ben Leech, Director at Equitix
Mike Ferguson, Finance Director at The London School of Economics
Rebecca O'Hare, Assistant Director - Residence Life & Accommodation Office
at the University of Leeds
In this roundtable, we collected thoughts and predictions for the future of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in the next year from professionals in university accommodation and in the development and operations of PBSA.
Our panel discussed their strategies implemented by institutions, PBSA operators and developers as they prepared their students, staff and general operations for the year ahead.
Thank you to our panellists for your contributions, insights and for being part of the discussion.
You can view all our discussion highlights in the videos below.
'HAS EVERYTHING GONE BACK TO "NORMAL" AT YOUR INSTITUE AND HOW ARE YOUR STUDENTS SETTLING IN?'
'HOW ARE YOUR INSTITUTES PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE WITH THE RISING NUMBER OF STUDENTS RETURNING?'
'WHAT CHANGES FROM THE PANDEMIC WILL YOU CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT AT YOUR INSTITUTIONS?'
'HOW DO YOU VIEW THE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS?'
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