March 23, 2012 1 Comment
Currently student housing is mainly concentrated in the area of Holyland. Holyland’s annual expenditure on services such as policing, wardens and cleaning has risen from £0.5m in 2006 to £2.7m in 2010. This high cost, which is ever increasing, is becoming unsustainable and thus becoming an issue for Holyland.
The report also highlighted the need more student housing in general for the city of Belfast. The universities in Belfast have a mere 2,600 rooms available for students whilst a total of 42,000 students are present in Belfast. Estimates show that only one in every 16 students studying in Northern Ireland can get a place in halls. On the other hand, one in five students in the similar sized cities of Nottingham, Cardiff and Leeds are able to obtain places in halls. Read more of this post