Unipol Student Homes is a voluntary organisation instrumental in setting up and running the Code. It is a charitable, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
Established by the University of Leeds and Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Metropolitan University) and their respective students' unions in 1973, it has evolved over the decades since to become an accommodation developer, provider, manager, trainer, lobbyist, policy informer, market influence and voluntary standards setter with national renown and clout. It currently has offices in Leeds, Bradford and Nottingham and undertakes training in Leeds and London.
Accommodation for Students (AfS) is a student accommodation search engine that displays over 44,000 UK properties a year. It is the largest student search engine in Europe.
The NUS serves the interests of students and their students' unions which operate alongside, but independently of, education institutions across the country. The NUS provides research, representation, training and expert advice for individual students and students' unions. It has no affiliation to any commercial student accommodation providers. As well as being a key stakeholder in the Code, the NUS plays an important part in its governance.