Month: July 2013

UofM launches Manchester Pride campaign with ‘80s float

The University of Manchester (UofM) has announced its float theme for this year’s Manchester Pride – University Challenge. President and Vice Chancellor Professor Nancy Rothwell will join other senior managers who once made up a winning team on University Challenge and will all appear on the float at the event on August 24th, in honour… Read more »

Vita Student announced as sponsors for MCFC’s City Live

Vita Student is sponsoring Manchester City Football Club’s (MCFC) pre-season launch event next Thursday (August 8th). The City Live function is being held at Manchester Central and key players of the 2012/2013 season will be honoured with awards, while a Q&A session with Manuel Pellegrini, the club’s new manager, will also take place. Mark Stott,… Read more »

Vita Student announced as sponsors for MCFC’s City Live event

Vita Student is sponsoring Manchester City Football Club’s (MCFC) pre-season launch event next Thursday (August 8th). The City Live function is being held at Manchester Central and key players of the 2012/2013 season will be honoured with awards, while a Q&A session with Manuel Pellegrini, the club’s new manager, will also take place. Mark Stott,… Read more »

Dubai Airport saw 32.6m passengers in first half of 2013

Dubai Airport sees 32.6m passengers since January

Dubai Airport saw more than 30 million travellers in the first half of the year. Summary: 32.6 million people used Dubai International Airport during the first six months of 2013 This is the busiest half-year period in the airport’s history 5.5 million travellers passed through the airport in June There have been 32.6 million people… Read more »

UK house price growth to reach 18.1% by 2017

Gvt launches new phase of Help to Buy scheme

The UK house price growth is expected to be 18.1% by 2017, Savills has estimated. Summary: Savills predicted the UK house price growth will be 18.1% by 2017. In November 2012, it anticipated UK house price growth will be 11.5% over five years. London properties will rise in value by 25.1% during this time. House… Read more »

London is worst university city in the UK for crime levels

London has been found to have much higher crime levels than other university cities in the UK. This is according to The Complete University Guide’s Crime in University Cities statistics, which looked at the burglary, robbery and crime rates within 3 miles of higher education establishments. The London university that was given the lowest crime… Read more »

Rising house costs will price noughties babies out of market by 2020

Rental returns in north-west are highest in England

Babies born in the early 2000s will not be able to get on the property ladder as house prices will rise by 42% over the next seven years. Summary: House prices for FTBs will increase by 42% by 2020 Rents will also increase by 46% over the next seven years Only 1.6 million new homes… Read more »

International students raise demand for student accommodation

The increasing number of international students coming to the UK for their university studies could have an impact on the demand for student accommodation. Savills has released its Spotlight on UK Student Housing Summer 2013, which reported there was a 1.7% rise in international students in the country. Using data from the Office for National… Read more »