Month: June 2013

16,000 students flock to Liverpool University Open Day

Lots of prospective students attended The University of Liverpool’s Open Day last week to discover whether they are interested in pursuing their higher education at the north-west establishment. The university reported 16,000 people visited on the Open Day last Friday (June 21st), which is 2,000 more than the number who came last year. Those who… Read more »

The Property Investor Show to highlight buy-to-let market

The Property Investor Show to highlight buy-to-let market

Buy-to-let property opportunities will be highlighted at The Property Investor Show in October. Summary: The Property Investor Show will take place on October 11th and 12th in London It will feature opportunities in the buy-to-let sector Other assets showcased at the event include UK student accommodation, luxury foreign real estate and properties in the USA The benefits… Read more »

York reaches no 7 in THE world rankings of young universities

The University of York reaches the top ten in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of higher education establishments around the world that are younger than 50 years old. Last week, THE revealed the university achieved seventh position in the listings, becoming the highest achieving institution in the UK that was launched after 1963. Vice-Chancellor… Read more »

Waldorf Astoria RAK will take over as brand’s flagship hotel

Waldorf Astoria RAK will take over as brand’s flagship hotel

RAK’s Waldorf Astoria will become the flagship hotel for the brand once it opens in October. Summary: RAK’s Waldorf Astoria will be the most luxurious hotel for the brand It will even be more prestigious than its New York hotel The hotel will feature huge rooms, an opulent spa, an 18-hole golf course and a… Read more »

RAK prepares for huge power and water infrastructure projects

RAK prepares for huge power and water infrastructure projects

New power and water plants will be built in RAK to cope with an increase in demand for electricity and water. Summary: AED 300 million desalination plants will be operational by the end of two years in RAK and Ajman These will produce 15 million gallons of water every day These come as part of… Read more »

Number of new tenants rises 3.4% between April and May

Number of new tenants rises 3.4% between April and May

New tenants rose in number by 3.4% last month. Summary: Tenant numbers rose by 3.4% between April and May They also increased by 5.1% from May 2012 Annual returns on rental properties were 5.3% in May The number of new tenants in the private rental market in the UK rose by 3.4% last month. This… Read more »

CML: Mortgage lending rose 21% in May

Mortgage lending rose 21% in May

Total gross mortgage lending climbed by 21% between April and May. Summary: Gross mortgage lending in May was £14.7 billion This is an increase from £12.2 billion in April The 21% rise took mortgage lending to be the highest since October 2008 The amount of money lent to homebuyers in May rose by 21%, according… Read more »

Liverpool University Open Days get underway

The first of a series of Open Days at The University of Liverpool will begin today (June 21st), allowing prospective students to find out more about the higher education establishment and decide whether it is the right university for them. Four Open Days will be held between now and the autumn, with events scheduled for… Read more »