Accommodation Costs Survey 2021


Thankyou to all institutions and private providers that took part in the Accommodation Costs Survey 2021. The full report and results of the survey are available to view here.

A recording of the live launch event can also be accessed here.

What is the Accommodation Costs Survey?

The survey takes place every 3 years and has been running for 39 years. It is the only freely available publication of its kind. The survey collects data from institutions and private providers alike, and provides a comprehensive view of trends and costs in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). It gives readers the facts presented free from judgement or spin, and is undertaken jointly by NUS and Unipol Student Homes.

This edition of the survey looks at the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years and follows the format of previous years.  Part 1 is an online questionnaire which gathers information on strategy and trends, and Part 2 is an excel sheet which collects information on your accommodation portfolio for the academic years 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.