Heriot-Watt University



England: True number of rough sleepers could be 'far higher' than government figures

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.

Published 26 August 2020

Kingdom extends Heriot-Watt University partnership

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.

Published 7 August 2020

I-SPHERE gains royal award for groundbreaking research into homeless and destitute people

An internationally renowned award has been presented to a research group whose work prompted a step-change in the UK Government’s approach to extreme disadvantage. 

Published 21 February 2020

Heriot-Watt spin-out company launches recycled brick on The One Show

A building brick made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste has been launched by a spin-out company from Heriot-Watt University.

Published 8 January 2020

Heriot-Watt's I-SPHERE wins UK's highest honour in higher education

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 extreme forms of disadvantage.

Published 22 November 2019

Heriot-Watt named finalist in international solar powered house competition

A team from Heriot-Watt University has reached the final of an international competition to build a solar-powered house.

Published 23 October 2019

Researchers investigate impact of alcohol price law on homeless people

Academics are to investigate the impact of the alcohol minimum unit pricing law on homeless drinkers.

Published 24 September 2019

Textiles student designs clothing range to aid rough sleepers

A master's student at the Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design has designed a clothing range to help people sleeping rough. 

Published 21 August 2019

One in 28 Scots suffer from extreme disadvantage each year

Extreme disadvantage such as homelessness and substance dependency is experienced by one in 28 adults in Scotland each year, according to new research.

Published 24 June 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Why does Housing First work?

Prof. Sarah Johnsen from Heriot-Watt University describes four key ingredients that make Housing First work.

Published 17 May 2019

New 3,600-home village planned for west of Edinburgh

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.

Published 4 April 2019

Heriot-Watt students design homes of the future

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.

Published 7 March 2019

Homelessness experts urge cross-government action as homelessness reductions stall

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.

Published 25 February 2019

Governments urged to tackle root causes of rough sleeping with more than 24,000 people facing Christmas on streets or public transport

More than 24,000 people in Britain will spend Christmas sleeping rough, on public transport, or in tents – far more than there were five years ago, according to new figures.

Published 18 December 2018

Four leading housing scholars conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

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).

Published 19 October 2018