By Eve Liu
Finding a decent place to live abroad is not easy. Being thousands of miles away from home, a comfortable and safe space where you can relax and study is an essential part of establishing your new life in the UK.
By understanding what overseas students’ needs are, the all-inclusive Vita Student accommodation provides more than just high quality service, but the feeling of belonging in a new country.
While the company has residences already open in Bristol, Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, today Nee Hao is reporting from Vita Student Sheffield, which is its latest UK residence to open. The award-winning brand also has a further six residences in development in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and York.
Ideally situated in the popular student area of the city, Vita Student provides the perfect base with the highest degree of luxury for young Chinese people getting ready to start their journey at the prestigious universities in Sheffield. It is only a short walk to The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, local amenities include bars, restaurants and supermarkets as well as the shopping and entertainment areas, and the city’s main train station.
Combining sleek and stylish living, the self-contained studio apartments provide bespoke furniture, comfortable double beds, integrated kitchen appliances, wall mounted 40” flat screen TVs, en-suite shower rooms and free 250MB Internet with huge communal spaces and FREE Wi-Fi throughout. Vita Student Sheffield is all about living in an unbeatable location, with unrivalled facilities, which all together offers residents the ultimate student experience.
Since coming to Sheffield in 2015, Vita Student has an amazing 97% of resident satisfaction and a 60% higher than average rebooking rate in their first year in Sheffield. The high quality service and luxurious experience are just two of the factors which set Vita Student apart from other competitors. The key factor is it really caters for students.
Referring to students as ‘customers’, Trevor Moore, CEO of Vita Student says, ‘We aim to create an outstanding experience for our customers. We want our customers to be happy.’ If customers are satisfied, they are more willing to stay and enjoy their lives in Vita Student.’
Vita Student puts much more effort on making international students feel at home while living miles away. Mr. Moore adds, ‘We understand how difficult it can be when living away from home alone. We want to make everyone feel at home whilst studying in the UK.’ There are about 80% of international students residing in Vita Student Sheffield, around 60% of whom are Chinese.
Realising that Chinese students currently make up the largest non-UK group of students at UK universities, Vita Student has made some adjustments to make Chinese students fit in to the new environment. Besides, Vita Student has a sense of intercultural difference. They realise the difference between Chinese culture and British culture. They respect the cultural difference and try to learn from their Chinese customers.
In order to do so, Vita Student Sheffield has formed a Chinese committee made up of 18 Chinese student members. Meetings are regularly set up with the committee to understand what Chinese students expect and what Vita Student can do to improve the living environment for them.
Vita Student is like Aladdin’s lamp; it makes your wishes come true. ‘That is what Vita Student is doing, to help, to provide, to improve. If you have any need, we are here to make it happen.’ says Mr. Moore.
There is even a Mahjong table in Vita Student Sheffield. You can book the table and enjoy the game with your friends, just like being at home. Since Mahjong is so popular in the accommodation, they are ordering more Mahjong tables. This considerate service simply makes Vita Student the ultimate student accommodation for Chinese students in Sheffield.
Vita Student has learned that management, security and Internet are the 3 main concerns for Chinese students. That’s why they have a dedicated on-site management team including 4 Chinese staff to help settle Chinese students in. The reception desk is open 24/7 to keep you safe and ensure you are happy living there. The receptionists are always there to help answer questions.
If you are a Chinese student looking for accommodation in Sheffield, Vita Student is highly recommended due to the strong community network. With the amazing features of the local area, convenient transport links, unrivalled on-site facilities and friendly management, Vita Student provides a new home with a world of opportunity for the start of a new life in Sheffield.