THE and Casita Announce Student Accommodation Partnership
|11 August, 2020
Times Higher Education (THE), the trusted global data partner for higher education, and student accommodation marketplace, Casita, have today announced an exciting partnership to match prospective and current international students with high-quality accommodation in their chosen country or region of study.
The announcement follows THE’s recent move into the student market, where it is developing partnerships to support those looking to study abroad as they navigate everything from applications to accommodation. In what has been an unreliable and unpredictable year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, students and university staff need reliable and first-class guidance in looking for a new home, to coincide with – and ease the pressures of – their studies. At this extraordinary time for international students, THE and Casita’s combined resources will provide incomparable assistance, and draw on Casita’s strong integrated partnerships with over 1300 education agencies.
This partnership has the potential to assist hundreds of thousands of prospective and existing students globally, who visit THE and Casita’s websites, in locating the best-suited student accommodation for them. Casita already has a strong background in offering students and education counsellors around the world for the best off-campus accommodation options. THE’s platform will help to further push the awareness of Casita, which already provides over 750,000 rooms in 27 countries.
Paul Howarth, CEO at THE, commented: “This partnership will surely be a significant catalyst for THE’s new venture into the student market. As well as Casita’s inspiring leadership team and refined technology, we at THE were impressed by their relentless commitment to ensuring that students across the world get the best and most suitable accommodation. Finding the right living environment during studies – particularly as an overseas student – cannot be understated in terms of the student’s overall success in their degree. Furthermore, during a period of global uncertainty, having a platform like Casita that offers powerful personalised guidance has never been more important.”
Leigh Pulford, Chief Marketing Officer of Casita, said: “Our partnership with THE was formed during a challenging time for the education sector but is a testament to the sector’s resilience and a joint belief that students will always look to study and live abroad at the world’s best institutions. With THE’s global reach of University search and rankings and Casita’s online distribution of high-quality purpose-built accommodation, THE Casita partnership has unlimited potential.”