The number of people sleeping rough in England during the COVID-19 health crisis could be three to four times higher than official UK Government figures, according to a professor of urban studies at Heriot-Watt University.
Mike Hargreaves and Kirsty Stott from Kingdom Housing Association are about to embark on a BSc in Construction and The Built Environment - due to their previous qualifications and experience. The Graduate Apprenticeship scheme at Heriot-Watt University offered Kingdom the ideal opportunity for emplo
A building brick made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste has been launched by a spin-out company from Heriot-Watt University. The K-Briq produces just a tenth of the CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, uses less than a tenth of the energy in its manufacture and can be made i
Heriot-Watt University has been announced as a recipient of a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of the work of its Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE), an institute that has brought new impetus to UK and international efforts to address extre
Academics are to investigate the impact of the alcohol minimum unit pricing law on homeless drinkers. The research is being led by experts from Glasgow Caledonian University’s substance use and misuse research group.
A master's student at the Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design has designed a clothing range to help people sleeping rough. Titled 'The Homely Pack', the project by Dundee-based Callum Donnan includes a selection of multi-functional clothing items intended to protect homele
Prof. Sarah Johnsen from Heriot-Watt University describes four key ingredients that make Housing First work. There continues to be increasing quantitative evidence of an over-representation of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) amongst homeless populations, which corroborates the findings of years o
Plans have been unveiled for a new village with 3,600 homes on a swathe of land surrounding Heriot-Watt University in the west of Edinburgh. Developers said the ‘Riccarton Village’ would be an “exemplar for sustainable development” hosting a community hub, primary school, hea
Students have been encouraged to “push each and every boundary” that makes up a typical home, in a tie up between Heriot-Watt University and homebuilder CALA Homes. The partnership will give Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying third year students the chance to develop
Homelessness experts have called on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together following evidence that reductions in homelessness across Scotland have stalled. A new state-of-the-nation report produced by Heriot-Watt University on behalf of Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundati
Professor Glen Bramley Urban studies professor Glen Bramley is among four leading housing scholars to have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences following nomination by the Housing Studies Association (HSA).