University of Glasgow

Phil O’Brien: Scottish Government announces continued investment in affordable housing

Phil O’Brien reflects on the affordability of housing as an ongoing issue in Scotland and how the Scottish Government have recently announced future plans to tackle the issue of affordable housing.

Published 12 March 2021

Poverty linked to higher risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe COVID-19 – and to die from the disease – than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Published 15 December 2020

Design quality of new homes across the UK remains 'stubbornly low', finds University of Glasgow-led study

An in-depth study published by a team led by the University of Glasgow has found that the design quality of new homes and neighbourhoods across the UK remains stubbornly low.

Published 8 December 2020

University of Glasgow housing studies programme re-accredited by CIH

The Housing Studies Programme at the University of Glasgow has been re-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for a five year period.

Published 18 November 2020

Glasgow University offers coronavirus rent refund to students

The University of Glasgow is offering a one-month rent refund to all students currently self-isolating in student accommodation.

Published 30 September 2020

Private landlords sought to inform PhD research into behaviours and management practices

A PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow is undertaking research to better understand the investment behaviours of private rental sector (PRS) landlords, with a view to creating best practice guidance to support the sector.

Published 24 July 2020

Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning: More than ever, Scotland needs affordable housing

Having contributed to a report by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland, and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland which called for the Scottish Government to commit to delivering 53,000 affordable homes, Dr Philip O’Brien and Dr Richard Dunning reflect on the research findings.

Published 30 June 2020

Southside Housing Association tenements set for greener future thanks to funding package

The Scottish Funding Council has awarded £250,000 to a University of Glasgow-led project which will transform an old tenement building in Govanhill to reduce emissions and become more sustainable.

Published 6 March 2020

University of Glasgow strengthens link-up with city housing associations

The University of Glasgow has strengthened its link-up with three of Glasgow’s housing associations as it prepares to bring a new campus to Govan.

Published 14 February 2020

Govan’s housing associations meet university over new campus plans

Three housing associations in Govan have met the University of Glasgow to learn more of its multi-million pound campus destined for their doorstep.

Published 18 June 2019

Blog: Scottish Cities Alliance and University of Glasgow host European Housing Partnership

Housing policy adviser Jim Hayton blogs on the European Housing Partnership and launching Scottish Cities Alliance research by on the delivery of affordable housing.

Published 3 October 2017

University of Glasgow to lead UK-wide housing research centre

The University of Glasgow is to lead a consortium of nine universities and four non-academic professional bodies in a major new research programme examining the UK’s housing system.

Published 11 April 2017

North Glasgow residents realise potential on Activate course

A further 26 people have successfully completed the community development Activate courses supported by ng homes and delivered by the University of Glasgow.

Published 25 January 2016

University study to record social history of Glasgow’s high rises

A two year project has started to record the social history of Glasgow’s notorious high-rise flats for the first time.

Published 31 March 2015