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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24-25 Oct
2017

Spaces available

Student Housing & The Law for Accommodation Managers

Location: 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-consuming 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 Tuesday 24th October 2017

Normal Delegate Rate: £450

Normal Delegate Residential Rate: £560

Friends of Unipol Rate: £360

Friends fo Unipol Residential Rate: £470

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17 Nov
2017

Spaces available

The Eighth Annual Joint Codes Conference

Location: London

A one day conference designed to provide those involved in the day to day operation of the UUK and ANUK/Unipol Codes with the opportunity to share ideas and good practice and, above all, to network with others who are managing accommodation within this sector.

Suitable for: those involved in the day to day operation of the UUK and ANUK/Unipol Codes designed to provide the opportunity to share ideas and good practice

** UUK and ANUK/Unipol National Code Members qualify for 1 free place per member organisation allocated on a first come first serve basis, please select 'Normal delegate rate' - £0 when booking **

**The cost for each additional delegate of a member organisation is £125 - please select 'Student Union rate' - £125 when booking**

Delegates will be contacted before the event and asked to select which of the parallel sessions they wish to attend.

NB: Delegates MUST give at least 10 working days' notice in the event of cancellation of their place, failure to do so will result in a late cancellation/non-attendance charge of £100.
 

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24 Nov
2017

Spaces available

How to Deal with Student Accommodation Complaints, the Compensation Culture and Achieving Closure

Location: London

A fully revised one day interactive seminar examining a cross section of actual student accommodation complaints: looking at how these can be approached, the role of goodwill payments or compensation and how internal dispute resolution compares with legal solutions.

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

Etc.venues - Bonhill House - Central London

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1 Dec
2017

Spaces available

Using the County Court: Small Claims in Housing

Location: Leeds

This one day seminar has been designed to provide training to those involved in housing rights, student support and welfare within both educational establishments and students’ unions who may be involved in such cases. It specifically deals with those who might wish to represent students and assist them at Small Claims Court level.

Suitable for: student services providers and all those who deal with students living in the private rented sector.

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7 Dec
2017

Spaces available

The National Codes Verification Visit and How to Ace It

Location: 1 Dukes Road, London, Greater London, WC1H 9PJ

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. 

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

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12 Dec
2017

Spaces available

Maximising the Effectiveness of Code Complaints

Location: Leeds

ANUK/Unipol National Codes of Standards

This one day seminar will provide participants with some insight into the operations of the ANUK/Unipol National Codes’ complaints procedures and seek to develop strategies to assist students’ unions to maximise the outcomes for their students when advising and/or representing them in respect of a complaint about a member of these Codes.

Suitable for: Student Officers and Student Union Staff who have responsibility for issues connected to complaints relating to student accommodation.

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