Best in Class Awards 2024

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Applications close:

29 Sep

Finalists announced:

14 Oct

Winners announced:

13 Nov

Celebrating industry acheivements

Established in 2016, these awards celebrate organisations and initiatives at the forefront of student and shared living, working, and learning. This year again, we strongly encourage everyone who is passionate about student and shared living to apply to celebrate your achievements together as a community.

Winners of the awards will be announced at The Class Dinner in Manchester.

13 Nov
Manchester

Finalist selection

Finalists are selected by The Class Foundation. Team members assess applications separately and compare scores to select the finalists.

Jury assessment

The finalists' applications are sent to the jury separately. The Class Foundation then tallies their scores and weighs it for 85% of the total assessment.

Online voting

We will implement online voting to get our community engaged, excited, and inspired by the finalists. This weighs for 15% of the total assessment.

Best in Class Jury TBC

The jury is hand selected from best and brightest experts in the student living & higher education sectors.

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April

Applications open

29
September

Applications close

14
October

Finalists announced

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October

Voting opens

30
October

Voting closes - 18:00 CET

13
November

Winners announced

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Best Affordable Housing Initiative

At The Class Foundation, we believe every student should have and be able to have access to a place to call home. This means, our community needs to work together to offer a variety of housing solutions and price offerings. With this award, we want to spotlight initiatives that positively impact student housing affordability, i.e., research projects, pilots, policy changes, scholarships, grants etc.

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Best Mixed-Use Development

An award recognizing shared living developments that have successfully created the ultimate space and place for a variety of tenants and activities. As concluded at our previous conference, The Future is Blended! Especially now with covid-19, we've seen a rapid increase in mixed-use developments that combine places to work, learn, and live. Examples of blends we've observed include coworking, coliving, student living, senior living, retail, micro-living, short/long stay. We're eager to hear your blend! The development needs to have been launched between 2023 - 2024.

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Best Resident Wellbeing Programme

An award recognizing initiatives that have significantly improved student resident wellbeing. We are looking for great examples of programmes that promote and enhance student mental health and create a vibrant community life in student residences.

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Best Young Talent

An award recognizing the shining stars within our industry. This is for those talents that went the extra mile this year despite the unforeseen obstacles. The candidate should be up to the age of 35 and nominated by the employer or peers.

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Best Sustainable Student Property

An award recognizing innovative student housing properties which have successfully incorporated sustainability throughout their (re)design, construction, and operation. These properties pave the way for next-generation living.

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Best Student Housing Property

An award recognising public and/or private student accommodation that exemplifies the ultimate environment for student living. The award nominees create the best potential for their students to learn, grow, and gain lifelong memories through its community, services, facilities, and design. The property needs to have opened between 2023 - 2024.

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Best Student Housing Operator

An award recognizing the student housing operators that have provided the best quality of living for their residents. The winner will have gone that extra mile in ensuring the best provision of services that go beyond just meeting the needs and desires of the next generation of students.

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Best Student Housing Design

An award recognising ground-breaking student housing design with a clear understanding of function, form, and spirit. This category can relate to variety of areas such as the entire property, interior, a specific area, and/or landscaping. We’re looking for those spaces that have been meticulously thought out to match student resident needs.

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Best PropTech Solution

An award recognising the development and application of innovative digital technology that contributes to enhancing the quality of student housing. The winning technology positively impacts various aspects such as resident satisfaction, retention rates, sustainability, efficiency, flexibility, and cost reduction.

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