As the funding of universities has been overhauled, educational establishments have worked hard to increase their income by expanding their curriculum and increasing the number of students that they can take. This has led to an increase in the student population each year over the past several years.
Britain is seen as having one of the most respected educational systems in the World, with qualifications issued here being recognised globally. This has led to a significant percentage of university places being taken by overseas students. Nearly 30% of all students in the UK are from overseas, all of whom need rented accommodation and have to prove they have sufficient funds before being allowed to come over and take up their place.