The ASRA conference is one of the most important annual events in the sector for student accommodation in Europe and attracts professionals from all over the world. As in the years before, the Pad Group will also send a delegation to represent our business and to share fresh ideas for improving services in the area of student housing and accommodation management.
The ASRA conference – What’s it all about?
ASRA is the "Association for Student Residential Accommodation". It is the only UK-based organisation that holds an annual conference on student accommodation. The first event was held in 1997 and the conference gained in popularity ever since. Every year, the ASRA conference attracts an international audience of professionals in the student housing sector; this mainly includes, but is not limited to, accommodation staff from universities, landlords, letting agencies, student unions, and city councils. This year’s ASRA conference will be held from April 19th to 20th at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport in South Wales.
Why is the Pad Group at the ASRA Conference?
The ASRA conference is a great opportunity to meet other professionals in the sector, to exchange ideas, learn more about the latest trends, and network with brilliant people.
We will be representing our modern, efficient IT solutions and housing management services that build on years of experience:
- Studentpad – one of the most popular student accommodation search engine software in the UK.
- Lettingspad – a software solution that enables universities, colleges, student unions, and housing associations to set up their own lettings agencies.
- Safety Shaun – a series of student safety videos designed to assist councils and universities in delivering key health and safety messages.
We will also be celebrating our 15th anniversary and 100th Studentpad customer. For this special occassion we are preparing a number of games with great prizes, such as a Kindle Fire (more info below).
Furthermore, we’re always looking forward to discuss the potentials for implementing digital technologies in the area of student accommodation management in general.
What else can you expect from the Pad Group at the ASRA Conference?
You can meet our team in person at stand 53, where you will learn more about our business, products, and services. We are always happy to help with questions and look forward to many interesting conversations. You will also have the chance to participate in a number of different games to win brilliant prizes, which already have a tradition at the Pad Group’s ASRA events.
For example, last year our Safety Shaun competition involved 119 attendees and 85 participants who entered our "walking contest" to promote our other service: Lettingspad - the quickest route to property and housing lettings management software. The winner went home with an Amazon Kindle and our deep respect for covering over 30 km of walking distance during the days of the conference!
Lloyd Cowburn, CEO of the Pad Group said last year that he was looking forward to this year's conference and, without even realizing how fast the time passed. We are already almost there and are expect it with great enthusiasm.
The ASRA conference provides the ideal environment to socialise with people from around the globe who are engaged in the student housing business. We hope to meet you in New Port!