Recent data from UCAS has shown that the number of students being accepted to courses in the UK is higher than it has ever been before. Higher numbers of people studying across the nation is fantastic news for the increasingly popular student property market, and new data shows that this could potentially improve even more in years to come.
According to the latest edition of the Times Higher Education ranking, British universities are in a better position than ever before, with high quality only likely to attract more overseas students in particular in the next few years.
According to the latest rankings of the top 200 institutions across the globe, the UK has 34 universities on the list. Oxford climbs to second place, while Cambridge and Imperial College London are also in the top ten in the world, coming in at four and eight respectively.
Even better news is that the majority of universities in the UK have climbed in the rankings in the last year, showing off the quality that the education sector in the nation has, meaning more people from abroad will want to come and study here.
Warwick, St Andrews and Exeter, for example, all climbed the list significantly, while Reading, Dundee and Newcastle all came back into the top 200 in the world after having fallen out of the top rankings last year.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education world university rankings, said: “The UK is a stand-out performer in this year’s rankings, boasting an impressive 78 institutions overall, with 34 of these sitting in the top 200.”
Having a strong education sector is a real positive for the student property market in the UK. The reputation that the UK has for delivering a very high quality of education means that the nation already attracts a high number of overseas students, most of whom need somewhere to rent. For investors in this booming sector, the potential for the volume of overseas students to increase can only mean more activity and better returns on their spend.