We are very proud to announce that two of our very own staff members here at Collegiate have been nominated as Student Accommodation Heroes in the National Student Housing Awards 2020.  The Student Accommodation Heroes category recognises individual staff who have been nominated by students in their National Student Housing Survey feedback during the COVID-19 crisis.

The National Student Housing Awards are unique as they don’t take written nominations and there are no ‘expert’ judges.  All awards are based 100% on direct feedback from the tens of thousands of home and international students across the UK.

As part of our work in providing the best student living experience for our tenants, we are delighted that some of our fantastic and hard-working site team members have been recognised by our residents for their extraordinary work in the last few months during a time of extreme pressure on students and staff.

Natalie Davies, The Neighbourhood Cardiff 

Natalie is the Assistant Manager at The Neighbourhood Cardiff. She has been with us just over 4 years now and really does go out of her way to ensure that all our residents are happy and well cared for. We are thrilled to have her as part of the Collegiate Family.

“She is so cooperative, kind and fast at responding to my concerns when asked”
Anonymous, The Neighbourhood Cardiff

In response to her nomination, Natalie said “It was such a lovely surprise and so nice for someone to go out of their way to give positive feedback.

Cheryl Avery, Tower 

Cheryl is the Night Concierge at Collegiate Tower by Prima Vidae in Bristol. She has been with us for nearly 5 years and makes her tenants her priority above everything else. We are proud to have her as a member of our team.

She is super lovely and friendly all the time
Michael Gillespie, Collegiate Tower

In response to her nomination, Cheryl said “I am delighted and overwhelmed. I love my job because of the residents and how well I get along with them. Their ups and downs are shared with me and I also love to meet their families on visits. I feel very proud that they felt they would want to nominate me for this award.


We want to say a big thank you to our amazing team members for providing student living experiences that have student wellness at heart and to the fantastic residents who took the time to recognise Natalie and Cheryl’s outstanding work.

The winners will be announced on 1st October 2020. Good luck to all the nominees, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for Natalie and Cheryl.


Award-winning student accommodation

Collegiate’s philosophy is to create an unforgettable student experience through inspiring living environments, where the students are safe, comfortable and at complete ease.

This commitment to develop and offer high-quality student accommodation with a focus on well-being has been recognised through various awards and panels both by industry professionals and students.

As a student, you can be assured that you will live in the best and most supportive environment to enjoy your university years. You’ll have everything you need and didn’t realise you needed.