About Us

Who We Are

Student Cribs are the leading provider of second and third year university accommodation in the UK. 

Student Cribs offer exceptional student accommodation in the best locations in 23 British cities. 

We offer stylish and contemporary properties with the most modern facilities. With Student Cribs you enjoy a better standard of living, whilst also experiencing the peace of mind that you are living somewhere secure.

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Charlie Vaughan-Lee

Our Story and Values

Student Cribs was founded in 2003 by Charlie Vaughan-Lee, out of frustration that letting agents would not let him and his friends quality accommodation due to being students. During his first semester at Bristol, Charlie rounded up investors, bought and renovated three properties which he let to some very happy friends, and Student Cribs was born.

23 cities later, Student Cribs allows students to make the most of their time at university by enjoying comfortable, well-equipped student houses in the best locations in university cities and towns. 

The Team

Charlie Vaughan-Lee founded Student Cribs in 2003. The team now consists of over fifty people encompassing Investment, Development, Portfolio Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance and Maintenance Professionals. 

The young, professional management team gives a personal service and is contactable 24-hours a day. We love what we do and work hard every day to make sure you get the most out of your accommodation at university.

Student Cribs Team
Student Cribs press



Student Cribs regularly feature in the Press, attributable to our customer-centric and technologically innovative approach to student-letting, in addition to the scale and quality of our investments, plus consistent rapid growth. 

Reviews From Our Customers

Lydia Hamilton headshot customer testimonial

"It’s safe to say that we were more dreading the inevitable time where we
would have to eventually leave the Student Crib rather than anticipate it, as the house had contributed to such a huge chunk of our experiences during second year."

Lydia Hamilton

Bagot Street, Liverpool

Ali Hamad customer testimonial

"Flat is unreal, very modern and nicely decorated. Team always on the other end of the phone to answer any query or call, check in and leaving was effortless and all maintenance was done without hassle nearly always within the week. Great people. "

Ali Hamad

Glynrhondda Street, Cardiff

Jack Muers-Raby testimonial

"Love Student Cribs! We've got one of the best houses in Durham and my friends are very jealous! Everything is styled so well and all looks so clean / new. It is also so hassle-free having all the bills included! Makes life so much easier! "

Jack Muers-Raby

Sutton Street, Durham

Our Awards

Rising Stars 2016 awards
Real Business Awards Logo
The Huffington Post Awards
The Guardian Awards
RESI student awards
EG Awards Alternate Sector Winner