The purpose of this survey is to evaluate how accessible Newcastle’s private rented sector is for our students. The majority of landlords require tenants to provide a UK-based guarantor (this is someone who can cover the rent / damage if the student will not pay). We have a diverse student population, and this common requirement may disadvantage some care-leavers, international, mature and possibly low-income background students.
Newcastle University Students' Union(NUSU) are looking into the possibility of introducing a system which allows the university or the Students' Union to act as a guarantor for students who are disadvantaged by this requirement, but in order to do so, we must assess whether there is a student need for this.
Your personal details will not be used, and we ask for student numbers simply to verify student status, and to determine which students would need access to the scheme.