How we got here

Collegiate AC was founded in 2011 and is regarded as one of the highest-quality operators of student housing in the UK. In 2020 investment manager Arlington Group acquired Collegiate AC Ltd, now known as Collegiate UK from Collegiate AC Group (now known as Collegiate Europe). Both Collegiate UK and Collegiate Europe operate under the Collegiate brand umbrella, the two groups are separate businesses that are growing and thriving in their own markets.

Collegiate UK is an integral part of the Arlington business, with its employees’ strength of experience and range of expertise enabling it to grow the platform at record pace over the past few years.


Collegiate UK’s Leadership Team is at the forefront of the real estate sector, consisting of industry experts with extensive experience in purpose built student accommodation, build-to-rent, senior living, higher education, and hospitality sectors.


From front of house to behind the scenes, the people working for us are what makes Collegiate UK come to life. Whether within one of our residences or in Central Support, you could find your next role as part of our team.

Awards & accreditations

We were the proud winners of both the ‘Operator of the Year’ and the ‘Remarkable Brand’ award in the Class of 2020’s Awards, as well as being shortlisted for many awards in the sector.

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