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Student accommodation costs double in ten years, NUS survey shows

The NUS/Unipol Accommodation Costs Survey, published today, reveals that the average weekly rent for a room in university owned accommodation in the UK increased by 97 per cent, from £59.17 in 2001/2 to £117.67 in 2011/12.

There is also significant variation between weekly rents charged across different rental categories, with providers operating outside institutional links hitting an average of £140.07 in 2012/13, compared to university owned housing at £118.49.

Overall, the average rent across institutional, nominated, and private halls has increased by 25 per cent in the last three years since the last survey (2009/10).

In 2009/10 average weekly costs stood at £98.99 but by 2012/13 they had reached £123.96 a week, or £5,244.04 a year.

Pete Mercer, NUS Vice President (Welfare) said:….follow the link to the NUS Page http://www.nus.org.uk/en/news/student-accommodation-costs-double-in-ten-years-nus-survey-shows/

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