London-based student accommodation remains attractive

Nick Barker of the GCP Student Living investment trust

Nick Barker of the GCP Student Living investment trust

The UK remains a global leader in the provision of higher education, with some of the highest ranking universities in the world.

It has three ranked in the top 10 in 2019, and remains the second most popular destination for further education after the US. UCAS data for the 2018/2019 academic year suggests the number of students applying to higher education continues to exceed the number of places available, resulting in nearly one in four of all applicants unable to secure a place.  The combination of the cost of tuition and the removal of student number controls continues to benefit the top ranked universities most, suggesting a flight to quality as students increasingly view their choice of university in term...

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