For the European student housing market, November means finding out about the latest trends at the Class of 2020 Conference. November also heralds the publication of the annual Class Trend Report, a document filled with insights and analysis on the sector from leading industry figures.

With technology and tracking gaining in importance due to the pandemic, Glide’s Tom White produced a piece on how Wi-Fi can be used in anonymous resident tracking in a social distancing world.

With a whole range of features such as proximity reporting, resident and staff tracking, and amenity traffic reporting, location-based services will play an essential role in the maintenance and enjoyment of a safe living environment.

Location-based services can also bring peace of mind before and during the moving in process. The technology could be used to design virtual and interactive accommodation tours and could also be used to fast-track residents through check-in with an off-peak speedy boarding style experience.

Read the article and the rest of the report here.