Students fly the nest to spend uni days far from home

20th August 2015

In many countries (the US and Australia are two obvious examples), university is a local experience. Students tend to study close to home and it is the exception rather than the rule to cross the nation for higher education. 

Within the UK, the opposite is true. Students rarely opt for their closest university, preferring instead to fly the nest and spend their uni days far from home. It is seen as an important and formative rite of passage – a taster for the world of work and full independence that is to follow.

According to a BBC survey, the average UK student has travelled 91 miles from home in order to attend university, but many have come from much further afield. As times change and the university sector modernises, students from around the globe are being drawn to the UK to gain their qualifications at its world-class academic institutions.

Of course those who study far from home need somewhere suitable to live and that is precisely where Collegiate comes in. Our superior, en-suite student accommodation offers a comfortable and stylish home from home. Exclusive facilities like residents-only gyms and in-house cinemas provide a standard of living that is rarely rivalled.

But it’s not just about keeping the students happy – even their parents can relax when they see how many safety and security measures we have in place. From electronic key card entry to CCTV in communal areas and on-site management teams, we create safe, secure homes for those who have flown the family nest in order to study.

From spacious rooms with balconies in Plymouth to strikingly elegant apartments in Edinburgh, our accommodation up and down the UK provides the perfect home from which to enjoy your uni days.

We still have a few contemporary, en-suite rooms available for September 2015, so do get in touch if you want to know more about how to fly the family nest in style.

For more information, email tenants@collegiate-ac.com or call 01235 250 140.

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