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15/05/2019 Shortlisted for RESI awards 'Student Accommodation Operator of the Year'

10/05/2019 Shortlisted for the EG Tech Awards 'Productivity Award'

12/10/2018 Shortlisted for Student Accommodation 'Investor of the Year'

12/10/2018 Shortlisted for Student Accommodation 'Operator of the Year'

29/03/2018 Commercial News Media - Student Cribs boosts portfolio with the UK's largest ever HMO property deal

29/03/2018 Insider Media Limited - Student Cribs Buys £31.4M Housing Portfolio

28/03/2018 CoStar UK - Student Cribs completes UK's 'largest student HMO'

28/03/2018 Estates Gazette - Student Cribs lands UK's largest HMO property deal

28/03/2018 Property Week - Student Cribs buys 568-bed HMO portfolio

07/12/2017 Student Accommodation - Personality of the Year

03/11/2017 Property Week - Why it's time to back the Cinderella of student housing

03/10/2017 Property Week - Student Cribs Secures New Portfolio Manager & New Head of Digital

22/08/2017 Property Reporter - Guarantor Service Partners with Host of Letting Agents

19/08/2017 Yorkshire Post - Big Players Buying up Student Houses as Style Boosts Profit

13/06/2017 Allsop - Large Scale Investors Spot a Gap in the Market for Student Digs

01/02/2017 Charlie Vaughan Lee on Judging Panel of Tomorrow's Leader's Awards 2017

29/12/2016 The Times - Great Expectations: who you should watch in 2017

01/10/2016 Estates Gazette - University Challenger Charlie Vaughan-Lee

08/09/2016 Insider Media - Student Property Provider Raises £200m

08/09/2016 Letting Agent Today - Student Cribs Will Expand Its Portfolio by 500 Properties

07/09/2016 Real Business - Student Cribs Raises £200m

07/09/2016 Property Week - Student Cribs Raises £200m to Expand Portfolio

22/08/2016 Bisnow - Professional Cribs Co-living

11/08/2016 York Press - York Best Place to Invest in Housing

13/10/2015 Buzzfeed - The Most Incredible Student Houses

20/09/2015 Sunday Times - Top Spots For Landlords

11/12/2015 Office Snapshots - The Student Cribs Office

04/09/2015 The Times - Students Strive For A High Degree Of Luxury

15/03/2015 Charlie Philips of Student Cribs - My Favourite Apps

04/02/2015 The tech-savvy Londoners finding innovative ways to solve the capital's housing crisis - Evening Standard, Homes & Properties

10/09/2014 Charlie Vaughan-Lee of Student Cribs - My Web The Good Web Guide

05/09/2014 Hot Property - Living in a Student?

04/11/2011 Property Week - Early Bloomers: What does it take to get a start up off the ground?

20/10/2011 First Eleven - Dig it! Why invest in Student Accommodation?

26/09/2009 The Telegraph - Staying In Good Digs Or A Place Fit For Pigs?


15/07/2016 Charlie Vaughan-Lee Nominated for Estates Gazette Rising Star Award

03/06/2016 Student Cribs Win Best Durham Student Landlord - NESHA

27/05/2016 Estates Gazette - Student Cribs shortlisted for 'Residential Company Of The Year'

14/04/2016 BPF Tomorrows Leader Award - Charlie Vaughan Lee

19/09/2015 Estates Gazette - Student Cribs shortlisted for 'Specialist Company Of The year'

The Team

Student Cribs provide high quality student houses, housing, lettings and accommodation across the UK.  We have student houses in Nottingham, Exeter, Manchester, Leeds, Durham, Loughborough, Cirencester, Liverpool, Bristol, York, London, Oxford, Plymouth, Lancaster, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Keele, Stoke on Trent, Salford, Swansea and Earlsdon.  Student Cribs was founded by Charlie Vaughan-Lee and born out of frustration due to the endless amounts of average properties available for students. Student Cribs has been reinventing university living  since the early noughties.

We offer stylish and contemporary properties with the most modern facilities, Student Cribs are kitted out with double beds, a flat screen TV, broadband, washer / dryer as standard. You will definitely feel at home in one of our Cribs! 
We know at times everyone needs a helping hand whether it’s a maintenance issue or a simple question of how to work the washing machine, we have dedicated Crib managers to look after our tenants and Cribs in each city ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained.

We are based in West London with a team comprised of university graduates (young and old) ensuring we understand how our tenants' needs evolve (check out your Student Cribs team below).  We love what we do and work hard every day to make sure you get the most out of your accommodation at university.

Charlie Vaughan-Lee
Charlie Vaughan-Lee CEO Charlie founded Student Cribs in 2003 whilst studying at Bristol.When house hunting during his first term at Bristol, Charlie was frustrated by local agents who refused to let him rent a nice house because he was a student. Charlie rounded up some investors and bought 3 properties in his first year, he refurbished them to a good standard and let them to some very happy friends –Student Cribs was born! 200 properties later Charlie now has ambitious plans for the company’s expansion, having already reached his goal of becoming the biggest provider of 2nd and 3rd year bed spaces in the student accommodation market.
Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam
Romesh Jeyaseelanayagam CFO Romesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 2000. He then spent a number of years at Bunzl plc where he worked in various senior finance roles. Romesh moved on to become Finance Director at London Bio Packaging. He joined Student Cribs in May 2010 where it only took 5 months for him to successfully teach everyone how to spell his surname.
Tom Ferber
Tom Ferber Director Tom was a tenant of the first Student Crib in Leeds back in 2006. He joined the company in 2008, immediately after completing his undergraduate degree at Leeds University. Initially he managed the portfolio. After the launch of the Fund 1, Tom's focus shifted to acquisitions and development and he is now Director. In 2014 Tom graduated from two years part time study at London South Bank University with a PGDip in Building Surveying. Tom is in charge of Student Cribs refurbishments which has earned him the nickname ‘The Refurber’. 
Mathanki Thirukaran
Mathanki Thirukaran Management Accountant Mathanki studied Accounting & Finance at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and London Metropolitan University. Mathanki is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the Finance activities. Mathanki has a passion for baking and is considered the Mary Berry of Student Cribs!
James Wragg
James Wragg Head of Digital James joined Student Cribs in 2015 straight after graduating from the University of Brighton. James cut his marketing teeth selling ski trips to students - he has a passion for data! 
Matilda Parsons
Matilda Parsons Portfolio Manager Matilda has spent over 9 years working in property in a variety of roles for company's such as Van Han, Knight Frank and LondonMetric. Due to this vast amount of experience Matilda heads up the Lettings and Management teams ensuring the smooth operation of our ever expanding portfolio. In her spare time Matilda is also an international seasoned triathlete. She also generates a very enviable second income betting on horses!
Alex Harrison
Alex Harrison Development Manager Alex studied architecture at Central St Martins. He worked within an architecture firm two years previous to joining Student Cribs. Alex helps Tom with the design and delivery of newly acquired properties. 
Elise West
Elise West Sales Manager Elise studied at the University of Sussex and graduated in 2014. Upon graduation she worked for 2 years at an independent estate agents in Winchester. Testament to her sales abilities on her first viewing she sold the house to the first people she showed round! At the weekends Elise likes to shop, brunch and run (on occasion!)
Steph Parrott
Steph Parrott Marketing Executive Steph came straight to Student Cribs after graduating from the University of Exeter in 2017. A little known fact is that Steph was one of our tenants in Exeter!
Jessica Hassan
Jessica Hassan Finance Assistant Jessica studied Accounting & Finance at the University of Greenwich. At the weekend she loves spending time with friends & family, shop and eat loads of pizza. Jessica was born and brought up in Austria till the age of 15 so she can speak 5 languages; German, English, Bangla, Urdu & Hindi!
Jessica Blake
Jessica Blake Crib Manager Jessica is one of our all-star Crib Managers. In her spare time she likes shopping, going out for dinner and generally doing fun activities with her friends.  Jessica studied at Northumbria University. A little known fact about Jessica is that she spent most of her youth travelling around the UK competing with her horses!
Kit Leahy
Kit Leahy Investment Analyst Kit studied philosophy at the University of Exeter. Kit had some of his happiest memories in Student Cribs’ first houses in Exeter. When he's not in the office he'll be outdoors, up a mountain or in some water.  He is refreshingly laid back for a man with such responsibility.
Gary Sheekey
Gary Sheekey Maintenance Manager Gary is our fantastic maintenance manager. No job is too small for Sheekey! At the weekends you'll catch him at the boxing or having a punt on the races. 

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