The Best In Class Awards 2017

Celebrating Industry Achievements

Date
November 15th, 2017
Venue
Convento do Beato, Lisbon, Portugal
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The Best in Class Awards celebrate the companies, institutions and individuals going that extra mile in making student living more efficient, welcoming and professional. The 9 award categories allow all sectors of the student living community to get the opportunity to be formally recognised.

Jury

Paloma Lisboa

Director of Student Residences

King's College London

Paloma is actively involved Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, champions knowledge sharing with thoughtful curiosity, active listening and empathy to drive a greater sense of belonging.

João Pinto

President

Erasmus Student Network

Amy Baker

CEO

The PIE

Samuel Vetrak

Founder & CEO

BONARD

Samuel has over 20 years’ experience advising governments, destinations, investors, developers, and operators.

Best City Talent Attraction

Winner

City of Berlin

Here's why:

The application impressed the jury with its efforts around attracting talent, such as the #berlinjobs campaign and the talent-focused portal. Some really well thought through planning.

Best Co-Revolution

Winner

Staytoo Apartments

Here's why:

Staytoo Apartments showed the most practical demonstration of public/private partnerships with its dovetailed planning with the university and use of space to house incoming teachers. A superb example of how to co-use housing space.

Best Goodwill Initiative

Winner

Resa

Here's why:

Very well evidenced by projects that will ensure students actually get access to university education by working with them from very early stages; it also shows immense commitment to diversity & inclusion, going beyond its borders to promote a fairer world.

Best Student Housing Property

Winner

Student Experience

Here's why:

This was a very close competition as all submissions brought in a similar level of development of student accommodation, however, Student Experience showed a very thought-through commitment to student experience which deserves recognition among their peers.

Best Student Housing Operator

Winner

CRM Students

Here's why:

This entry was particularly strong in its inclusivity and partnership to bring mental health into close focus within their own operations.

Best Property Innovation & Sustainability

Winner

Einar Mattsson

Here's why:

An impressive set of details that from the very conception has the goal to make the building sustainable and raise an environmental conscience among its residents. From the direction of the ceiling to how the floor is heated, everything is thought to make sure that no energy is wasted.

Best Start-Up

Winner

Studapart

Here's why:

Outstanding Residence Life Initiative

Winner

The University of Edinburgh

Here's why:

Outstanding University Housing Office

Winner

Manchester Metropolitan University

Here's why:

A superb example of a university going the extra mile to adapt its operations to meet student demands and give them as much control over selecting their accommodation and support once they arrive and start living in the residences