Upcoming Training and Events

Unipol is the main national trainer in the specialist area of student accommodation. We run over 40 events every year for those involved in student accommodation provision throughout the United Kingdom.

Please click on an event for agenda and synopsis information. The website is constantly updated with new information which appears here first, before mailings and other circulations are undertaken.

Unipol events are designed to keep experienced accommodation professionals informed about new trends and developments in the sector, promote best practice and also to provide a range of courses for those with less experience or who are new to the sector.

Through our national role in accrediting over 250,000 bed spaces and being a landlord to over 3,000 tenants in Leeds and with active links to over 16 HEIs, Unipol is positioned at the centre of the accommodation services network and we identify, collect and pass this information and experience on to delegates who attend our events.

CRM Students logo This year the training programme is being sponsored by CRM Students. CRM have no involvement with the content of the programme but their financial assistance (part of their on-going commitment to best practice in the sector) enables Unipol to offer affordable training to those in student accommodation sector. For more information about CRM please visit our sponsors page.

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3 Mar
2017

Spaces available

The Marketisation of Higher Education: Winners, Losers and Future Trends

Location: Bonhill House - etc.venues

A half day briefing analysing the data that is about to be released showing where students are studying and looking at future demand trends for higher education and how this is will impact on demand for student accommodation both locally and nationally.

The day will also look at the broad shape of the PBSA sector: what type of accommodation is being built and what needs to be built in future.

etc.venues - Bonhill House - Central London - 9.30am - 1.00pm

Suitable for: Senior staff dealing with policy, management, planning and allocations in student accommodation

Normal Delegate Rate: £240

Friends of Unipol Rate: £205

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9 Mar
2017

Almost full

The National Codes Verification Visit and How to Ace It

Location: London

A one-day training event designed for both new applicants for membership of the Codes and any new members. The event will provide participants with detailed knowledge of how the self-assessment and verification system operates, and will prepare them thoroughly for any future verification visit. 

Suitbale for: Members of staff who manage the student accommodation that is (or will be) covered by the Codes.

Normal Delegate Rate: £175

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14 Mar
2017

Spaces available

Landlord Training - Complaints Handling and Avoiding End of Tenancy Deposit Disputes

Location: 155-157 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3ED

A FREE half day training event designed to help both new landlords and established landlords navigate the challenging complaints climate; resolving complaints quickly and effectively and avoiding end of tenancy disputes.

Suitable for: All landlords that are current members of Unipol and that manage their own housing portfolio from 1 property to a multiple unit portfolio. 

If you are a managing agent please see the event on the 21st March 2017.
 

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20 Mar
2017

Spaces available

Airbnb & Student Accommodation: How will it Affect You - because it will: London

Location: Central London

Venue: etc.venues - Liverpool Street - Norton Folgate 

Suitable for: Those managing student accommodation and student services officers advising students.

You can rent anything on airbnb - including student rooms, either direct from other students and sometimes directly from an institution or supplier.

Normal Delegate Rate: £305

Friends of Unipol Rate: £270

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21 Mar
2017

Spaces available

The Anatomy of Student Accommodation Complaints and the Compensation Culture

Location: 45 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AE

A one day interactive seminar examining a number of typical student accommodation complaints: looking at how these can be dealt with, compensation and how this compares with legal solutions and the type of complaints being received.

Suitable for: Those at the sharp end of complaints from students about their accommodation

Venue: etc.venues - Tenter House - Moorgate

Normal Delegate Rate: £305

Friends of Unipol Rate: £270

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21 Mar
2017

Spaces available

Landlord Training Session For Managing Agents - Complaints Handling and Avoiding End of Tenancy Deposit Disputes

Location: Unipol Board Room

A FREE half day training event designed to help managing agents navigate the challenging complaints climate; resolving complaints quickly and effectively and avoiding end of tenancy disputes.

Suitable for: Managing agents who are current members of Unipol.

If you are a landlord managing your own properties please see the event on the 14th March 2017.
 

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3-4 May
2017

Spaces available

Student Housing & The Law for Accommodation Managers

Location: The Unipol Board Room, Leeds

This two day course is provided for those wanting to really understand the legal side of student occupation of student accommodation, to ensure managers are working within the law and avoiding exposing themselves to time-consusing complaints or legal action. 

Suitable for: Staff working in student accommodation wanting to know and understand the legal basis for rights and duties between landlord and student tenant in university provided and private accommodation.

Please note: The residential rates for this course includes one nights bed & breakfast at Premier Inn - Leeds City Arena on Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Normal Delegate Rate: £450

Normal Delegate Residential Rate: £560

Friends of Unipol Rate: £360

Friends of Unipol Residential Rate: £470

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9-10 May
2017

Spaces available

Getting Started in Student Housing Management - Leeds

Location: 155-157 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3ED

This newly revised and updated course provides an essential grounding in how and why student accommodation works.

Suitable for: Those either newly in post or relatively new to the sector

Please note - The residential rates for this course include one nights bed & breakfast at Premier Inn - Leeds City Arena on Tuesday 9th May 2017

Normal Delegate Rate: £450

Normal Delegate Residential Rate: £560

Friends of Unipol Rate: £360

Friends of Unipol Residential Rate: £470

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25 May
2017

Spaces available

Shared Student Houses: How to Assess Them

Location: 155-157 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3ED

Thursday 25th May 2017
The Unipol Board Room, Leeds, LS2 3ED

Suitable for: All those staff working in student accommodation who need to assess shared student houses for legislative compliance and best practice, and involved in off-street property inspections, assessments and advising students on standards.

Normal Delegate Rate: £270

Friends of Unipol Rate: £235

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