Campus Living Villages UK

Linstock also helps draft commentary on issues impacting students, such as making decisions about university and accommodation and their finances.

Brief

This student accommodation provider with 12,500 beds across the UK originally appointed Linstock to help manage complex issues around rent strikes and construction works in the UK.

Linstock’s support is now focused on promoting Campus Living Villages UK’s efforts to improve student mental health, corporate announcements and research into student decision making.

Activity

Linstock primarily works with Campus Living Villages UK to promote its work on student mental health. This has included interpreting research on student mental health, carried out by Campus Living Villages UK with The Student Room. The research was used to create a detailed report which made recommendations for the ways in which universities, their partners and charities can work together to address the issue. This piece of work was particularly poignant given the high levels of poor mental health among students which have been widely reported in the media.

After promoting the report to media and among Campus Living Villages UK’s partner organisations, Linstock also helped Campus Living Villages UK to organise a roundtable event on student mental health, and authored a further follow up report for attendees on the key findings and recommendations.

In addition, Linstock also helps draft commentary on issues impacting students, such as making decisions about university and accommodation and their finances, and promoting Campus Living Villages UK’s corporate announcements around new development deals and new staff members to national, trade and local press.

Results

Campus Living Villages UK’s relationship with university partners and charities has been strengthened through its work on student mental health. It is now recognised as a go-to voice on student mental health, helping find solutions to one of higher education’s biggest issues. The theme forms a strong part of Campus Living Villages UK’s corporate identity.

In addition, Campus Living Villages UK is seen as a business which is growing and developing, with a number of recent announcements such as partnerships with the University of Bristol and Durham University receiving widespread trade and local press coverage.