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Yugo Achieves Silver Accreditation with The Carbon Literacy Project

This prestigious recognition highlights Yugo's continued commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

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New Research Unveils Crucial Insights to Transform the Future Student Accommodation Experience

The findings revealed rich cultural diversity among Yugo's international students ranging from views on sustainability to social customs, study habits, and expectations of their living accommodation.

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BAFTA-Yugo Short Film Commissioning Grant of USD 12,000 Awarded to BAFTA Newcomer

Camille Hamadé announced as latest recipient of BAFTA-Yugo Short Film Commissioning Grant for 2024, receiving a five-figure cash award towards the development of his latest project.



Over 70% Of Students Have Concerns About How the Climate Crisis Will Impact Their Lifetime

Yugo Students has released research that reveals students’ true attitudes towards the fight against climate change.

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Empowering Young Women and students Globally, with Michelle Hopkins-Jones

Michelle Hopkins-Jones, Global People and Culture Director at Yugo, offers some advice on how companies can embrace this ethos as well as celebrating what companies, such as Yugo, are already doing.

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Yugo Announces Strategic Research partnership with TPMS

With an aim to better understand the needs of international students, the research is due to be published in early 2024.

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Yugo Students Appoint COO and CBDO in Joint Statement

Yugo welcomes Joe Persechino to the company as Chief Operating Officer. Meanwhile, Christopher Holloway is promoted to position of Chief Business Development Officer.

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UK Students Amongst the Hardest Hit by Cost of Living Crisis

Two thirds of UK students would have reconsidered going to university if they understood the impact the cost-of-living crisis would have on their personal finances, according to new research from Yugo Students.

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Yugo Unveils Barbie-Inspired Student Accomodation

To celebrate the release of 2023's Hit Movie, Yugo has rebranded some of its most recognizable buildings with a flashy new paint-scheme.

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‘It’s not what you know’ - Students express concerns over appearance and contacts in securing dream job

More than 20% of students believe that their appearance will play a key part in landing their dream job after graduation, according to latest research commissioned by Yugo Students.

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Revealed: Stark disparity between what students recognise to be a healthy lifestyle versus the reality of their everyday lives

According to a study by student housing brand and operator - Yugo - over a third (39%) of time-poor and stressed students admitted to relying on fast food, while 29% turned to unhealthy snacks and fizzy drinks to fuel their day.

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Stress Awareness Among Students: The Reality of Unhealthy Eating Habits

Over one third of students admitted to eating unhealthily to cope with stress in latest research from Yugo, the student housing provider.

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Despite Concerns Regarding Future Debt, University is Worth it, Say Students

85% of students are convinced that a degree is a key part of their journey towards their dream career, according to new research from Yugo Students.

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12, 13, 2022

Cost of Living Crisis Causing 85% of US College Students to Become More Environmentally Conscious

The study found almost half of US students (42%) report the cost-of-living crisis is having a significant impact on the way they live. It is driving students to make more sustainable choices, with 31% of US students surveyed reporting they have reduced their energy use and 20% adding extra layers to avoid turning the heat on. Additionally, 75% have actively cut their spending, with more than half spending less on eating out (55%) and 21% spending less on alcohol.

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05, 23 , 2022

US College Students Have Wildly Different Approaches to Eating Healthy and Maintaining Mental Focus than the Rest of the World

The study found less than 25% of US students cook seven or more healthy meals a week, compared to 29% in the rest of the world. Time (63%), money (57%) and the convenience of takeaways (31%) were cited as some of the biggest barriers to cooking. Female college students (33%) are more likely to eat a healthy breakfast than male college students, although on average women college students are (33%) less likely to cook while at school.

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10, 26 , 2022

Study reveals stark disparity in students’ opinions and understanding of sustainability and their scepticism towards government and business promises

With COP27 on the horizon, recent research has revealed the need for continuing education on key issues regarding sustainability, and a deep skepticism from students about government and businesses commitment to addressing climate issues.


09, 01, 2022

Revealed: Where to make the best of friends at university

With many school leavers undoubtedly anxious about what lies ahead, those destined for Edinburgh, Southampton and Bristol are most likely to make best friends forever. According to the research, 98% of respondents who studied in those cities claimed that five years down the line, they are still in touch with their besties from university.

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08, 02 , 2022

Global Student Accommodation and Yugo continue U.S. expansion with acquisition of Waterloo Tower, Austin, Texas.

Located in the center of Austin’s student district and just 0.1 miles from The University of Texas at Austin, Yugo Austin Waterloo is an exceptional new residence. The location, combined with unrivalled facilities that include high-end finishes, study hubs, fitness facilities and an in-house coffee shop, has attracted significant student interest.


03, 21, 2022

Study Highlights Mental Struggles of UK’s Students

For those experiencing declining mental health, over half (52%) claim to have become more anxious, 33% have lost confidence and 31% have become more introverted. The research was conducted as part of the launch of Yugo, the first global student housing operator created to enhance students’ experiences throughout and beyond university life.

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06, 06 , 2022

Yugo launches new student community, Yugo Adelaide City

Yugo Adelaide City, a Global Student Accommodation (GSA) development, has officially opened its doors to students from across the globe. The property is operated by GSA’s operating partner Yugo, the first globally-branded student housing operator, and will offer a truly differentiated living experience to 725 domestic and international students in Adelaide.


02, 17, 2022

COVID-19 Was Mind Altering, Say Students

Close to three quarters of university students in Australia who took part in an international study on wellbeing, COVID-19 and educational outcomes say the pandemic has had a long-term impact on their state of mind, with almost half delaying their university experience

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01, 12, 2022

Yugo launches to over 35,000 students worldwide

New global brand redefines the college living experience for students globally...The new brand is the first global student housing operator created to enhance students’ experiences throughout and beyond college life and to directly address student demands for sustainable, educational, and personal growth.

Yugo will offer a truly differentiated living experience and currently accommodates students in over 100 living spaces spanning 69 cities worldwide with 36 spaces based across 21 states in the US.

July Launch

07, 29, 2021

The first global student housing operator, is launched to innovate student living spaces and the university experience

Yugo’s global portfolio will encompass 95 properties (living spaces) in nine countries, with 45,000 beds in more than 75 of the top cities in the world for higher education, stretching from Seattle to Melbourne. In the U.S., Yugo’s 29 living spaces span 19 states in cities such as Philadelphia, PA, Columbia, MO, Minneapolis, MN, and Seattle, WA, and college towns such as Madison, WI, Tallahassee, FL and Tempe, AZ, among others...