Heriot-Watt University

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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