iQ Student Accommodation

We offer a stylish and centrally located home away from home to give you the very best experience of student life.
https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/

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Colleagues at iQ Student Accommodation shared each other's troubles during lockdown in a video series, A Day in the Life. The executive team shared honest footage of their struggles with childcare and work-life balance, opening up discussion of wellbeing issues across the workforce.

Founded in 2007 and recently acquired by Blackstone in a £4.7 billion deal – the UK's largest private real estate sale – the business has grown to be a leading student accommodation provider with sites from London to Glasgow. The workforce thrives on a reward and recognition culture featuring the MyiQRewards benefits platform as well as quarterly WOW plaudits plus FantastiQ awards for embodying the iQ values: Be the Team, Be the Leader, Be the Learner, Be the Business, Be the Future, Be the Customer, Be the Best.

Monetary prizes are up for grabs along with additional annual leave. When the pandemic brought extra challenges, as highlighted by the video series, iQ offered employees an additional five days' paid emergency leave to solve childcare issues or other problems. Covid isolation periods were covered by an extra two weeks' company sick leave.

Managers gave extra support to those working at call centres, whose roles became more stressful in recent months. Staff at the London headquarters have been surveyed to invite feedback on what post-pandemic working practices would work best.

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Personal Growth

80% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Employees at all levels can undertake extra training to be considered for another role to develop their career. The company said: “We love seeing internal progression between roles at site, and from site to head office.”

My Team

82% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Thirsty Thursdays and Friday Feels coffee-catch-ups are a chance for colleagues to connect with each other. Everyone is updated on the business via weekly manager's bulletins and the monthly iQ World newsletter, while webinars connect people who are working from home.

Giving Something Back

71% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Staff paid to play Bingo, raising £600 for the NHS. The winner received a tablet device and an extra day's holiday. Every iQ site installed a British Heart Foundation donation box for unwanted items from students' rooms. The scheme has collected goods worth more than £136,000.

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