Tuesday 16 August 2022

Introduction to Unipol and the National Code - A Briefing for Student Unions' (August 16th)

This brand new event is being offered free Student Union officers and staff to support in furthering the understanding of Unipol and the National Codes at a local level.

This event will take place on 16th August 2022, 10am - 11:15am.

Housing can be a tricky issue for Sabbatical Officers to navigate at their universities and with the local authority, especially with limited research into student housing. Unipol Student Homes are holding 2 introductory meetings for Student Union Officers to introduce who Unipol are, what we do for Students and Students’ Unions, the National Code and how it can help you and your students. The meeting also includes a discussion about the results of the Accommodation Cost Survey 2021 research and how these recommendations can be taken forward at a local level.

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This virtual meeting will run from 10am - 11:15am and aims to provide a short introduction that looks at:

  • Who are Unipol? 
  • The role Unipol plays in supporting students
  • An overview of the National Codes
  • Details of the brand new requirements for new student accommodation buildings
  • Question and Answer session


Mphango Simwaka, Independent Consultant

Mphango joined Unipol in 2022 as a consultant working on Student Union Engagement and the promotion of the national code. She was the previous Welfare and Community Officer 20-21 and President of Leeds Beckett Students’ Union 21-22. 

Jess Carrier, National Codes Coordinator, Unipol Student Homes

Jess joined Unipol in 2018 as the National Codes Coordinator after spending two years as the Welfare and Community Officer at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union. Her role includes administering the ANUK/Unipol National Codes and undertaking project work on various issues across the student accommodation sector. Having held a key Higher Education role during the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she is experienced in student engagement and advocacy work.

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Normal Delegate Rate - £0

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