Why Invest in Liverpool?
As revealed by the Knight Frank Student Report 2010, Liverpool has seen the highest growth in terms of higher education student accommodation along with Leeds and Bristol with 13% increase in rental growth seen between the 2008/9 and 2009/10 academic years.
Latest figures released by UCAS show a 2.5% increase in applicants for university places from the UK for the 2011/12 academic year and a 7.9% increase in EU applicants and 5% for non-EU residents.
This increase in student numbers for the next academic year, the last before the tuition fee cap increase, is sure to place further pressure on already stretched student housing stock in city.
Liverpool is one of the most established centres in the UK for higher education, home to a number of leading institutions including The University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University and The Liverpool University of Performing Arts.
The combined student population currently stands at 53,000, almost 12% of the city’s total population, with students from over 100 countries in the world enrolled.
In addition to its reputation as a centre for educational excellence, Liverpool is one of the most desirable places in the world for students to attend university. With the majority of university campuses being centrally located, living near to the centres of study and the amenities, shops, restaurants and nightlife of Liverpool City Centre is of importance.