CitySide tops chart of student accommodation in Leeds according to new survey

According to a survey conducted by Curtis Associates among students allocated accommodation by The University of Leeds, Downing’s CitySide has been ranked as the top-rated private accommodation provider.

The results follow a successful partnership formed between the developer and University back in 2012, which has seen CitySide consistently ranked amongst the top five private partner accommodation providers

The annual Student Accommodation Survey conducted by the University is now in its nineteenth year. It thoroughly evaluates every aspect of student life, including detailed elements and overall impressions of their stay.

CitySide, located in the centre of Leeds, received an ‘outstanding’ satisfaction rating of 89%. It was also highly rated for personal security, which is considered crucial by students when selecting a place to reside.

“This year’s achievements reflect the dedication and hard work of the CitySide team. They have been striving tirelessly throughout the year to deliver an exceptional student living experience for our students”.

“Our driving force is the understanding that a student’s first year at university is crucial in shaping their future. Therefore, we have worked to provide excellent service and support that prioritises the wellbeing and safety of the students who live with us”.

“At CitySide, we are thrilled to receive a top ranking from our amazing students. We are committed to maintaining our strong partnership with the University of Leeds and providing affordable accommodation of exceptional quality to our residents. Rest assured; we will never sacrifice quality for affordability”.

Mark Parkinson

Regional Operations Manager for Downing Students

CitySide, located in the university district, is an ideal accommodation option for students studying at Leeds College of Art, Leeds College of Music, and Leeds University of Law. It is conveniently situated near both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. Additionally, CitySide is just a short 5-minute walk from major transport links and the shopping centre, providing easy access to all that Leeds has to offer.