A socially responsible business

We pride ourselves on giving back to our community, helping students step up in the world, encouraging sustainable practices where possible and creating a safe, supportive environment for residents, visitors and staff.

Charity partnerships

CLV is committed to supporting those in need through the CLV Cares initiative in Australia and various community initiatives in the UK.

In Australia, CLV works with not-for-profit organisation beyondblue to promote awareness of depression, anxiety and the channels where people can seek help if required. Fundraising events directly contribute towards creating an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by CLV, up to the value of $20,000 per year.

In the UK, CLV offers bursaries to students facing financial difficulties to enable them to remain in higher education. Fundraising and volunteering support is also provided to local charities and organisations such as Rethink Mental Illness.


CLV is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our villages where possible. Think photo voltaic cells to generate energy and reduce consumption, long life, low maintenance recyclable finishes and cross ventilation to minimise the need for air conditioning.

From the sustainable design features we incorporate into our buildings to the resources and information we share with our residents, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint and create communities that care about the important things in life.


  • Student Village, the University of Melbourne Campus – 5 Green Star sustainable design rating, Green Building Council of Australia
  • University of Canberra Village (Stage 2) – 5 Star Basix energy efficiency rating, NSW Government, Planning & Environment
  • UNSW Village – Sustainability, Randwick Council Urban Design Awards
  • UNSW Village – Sustainable Development, Urban Development Institute of Australia, NSW

New Zealand

  • Massey Albany Student Accommodation Village – 5 Star Qualmark rating, New Zealand Tourism

did you know?

In the first 4 months of 2016 alone, our 5 Green Star rated Student Village at the University of Melbourne collected over 31,000kw of solar energy and 787,000 litres of rainwater!

home iconThat’s enough solar energy to power
5 average Australian homes for a whole year!

pool iconAnd enough water to fill
3 Olympic-sized swimming pools!

Safety and security

Creating safe and secure environments for residents, staff and visitors is a top priority for CLV. We have safety management plans in place to ensure risk is minimised. Our aim is to create safe, supportive communities where residents can enjoy student life.

As well as creating exciting village communities, we focus on providing safe, secure and supportive environments for our residents. While features may vary at sites across the globe, safety and security is always a key consideration within the properties we operate.

Indicative features may include the following.



  • Staff on-site throughout the day
  • Duty Manager available in the evening and at night
  • Resident Assistants and security on-call after hours



  • Secure key system to bedrooms and/or apartments
  • CCTV cameras
  • Roving security patrols at night



  • Staff are generally trained in first aid, crisis management and dealing with personal issues
  • Well-developed systems to ensure issues are managed promptly
  • Where affiliated with an education institution, close partnerships with support staff to ensure residents receive all the assistance they require
  • Alcohol and drug education programs to encourage safe environments for residents

Talent development programs

Our UK Stepping Up initiative is a series of learning and development programs, including Apprenticeships and graduate schemes, designed to nurture internal and external young talent. With programs to cater for both CLV employees and those in the wider community, participants are guided to explore and extend their employability skills, helping them to feel more confident in their next career move.