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BY Sam Walker | Wednesday 20 December 2023

Hull’s University Quarter project has been recognised for its work in the city after receiving an Insight Student Accommodation Award.

The University Quarter won the Collaboration category at this year’s glittering ceremony in London.

A project provided by Kexgill Group and University of Hull, its brilliant example of collaboration working alongside key stakeholders to drive home the importance of postgraduate students, who add a staggering £41bn to the UK economy, was noted by judges.

The University Quarter was described as ‘an innovative project’ by judges, who also remarked on its efforts to promote Yorkshire as a postgraduate destination which helped to secure coverage from a university visit to Castle Howard with ITV Productions.

The scheme has also funded traffic-calming measures close the University of Hull, in association with Hull City Council, as well as teaching students how to eat, shop and dress sustainably with its Green Room project alongside the council and Aldermore Bank.

The company organised links with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and built Global UQ, designed to help international postgraduates move forward in their careers.

Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, the council’s portfolio holder for regeneration and housing, said: “The work done by the University Quarter is a great example of how the city and the university are working with students to ensure a quality residential and service hub offer.

“It is only right that their efforts have been recognised on a national scale.”