Research indicates that students experience more mental health issues in the transitional periods at the beginning and end of university. Many actors play a role both in shaping everyday university experiences and in mitigating more serious mental health crises during transitions. How can accommodation design support wellbeing? What are the current physical barriers to wellbeing in student life and beyond? How can actors as diverse as housing officers, residence managers, housing providers and designers address the issues such as burn out and loneliness which transcend student and young-adult life? Why is wellbeing important for everyone- from investor to operator- to pay attention to?