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- September 1, 2019: Vol. 13, Number 8

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Students in purpose-built housing perform better

by Marek Handzel

Undergraduates in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) could be in a position to gain higher grades and achieve a better sense of wellbeing than those living under other arrangements.

Research conducted in the UK for Octopus Real Estate has revealed that students living in PBSA in their first year at university are 26 percent more likely to report top grades than those living in halls of residence and 15 percent more likely to do so than those residing at home. This trend continues as students progress through each year of university.

Those living in PBSA in their first year are also almost twice as inclined to be “very satisfied” with their physical health when compared with those living in halls. They also continue to be more satisfied with their physical health when living in PBSA throughout their time at university than those in other accommodation options. With those in higher education increasingly focusing on their physical health, Octopus Real Estate

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