University of Stirling

Stirling researchers to transform housing design for dementia

Experts at the University of Stirling are leading a major new research project to create future-proof housing to meet the needs of the world’s ageing population.

Published 11 March 2021

Academic report highlights landlords' vital role in helping tenants create a home

A new study from UK housing experts has found that landlords play a significant role in tenants’ ability to feel ‘at home’.

Published 28 January 2021

Kingdom Housing Association hosts graduate trainee showcase

Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) held its first online graduate trainee showcase to a select group of guests from across the country and announced an expansion of the programme.

Published 2 December 2020

Stirling housing student scoops top award

University of Stirling housing student Caitlin Kane has received a prestigious award after wowing industry judges with her work on housing law and policy.

Published 20 October 2020

Kingdom celebrates first year of university partnership

Kingdom Housing Association is celebrating the first year of an innovative industry partnership with the University of Stirling formed to improve the employability of Housing Studies students.

Published 28 September 2020

New approach to housing design could meet people’s needs throughout their lives, new research finds

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has released new research that examines taking a different approach to designing homes and communities.

Published 16 September 2020

The University of Stirling remembers Alan Ferguson

Along with colleagues across and beyond the housing sector, staff at the University of Stirling are hugely saddened at the passing of our colleague and great friend, Alan Ferguson.

Published 3 September 2020

Survey: Digital exclusion and the impact of COVID-19 among Scottish social housing tenants

People working within the housing sector are being invited to participate in an online survey that is focusing on the impact that COVID-19 is having on digitally excluded social housing tenants across Scotland.

Published 3 July 2020

University of Stirling Housing Studies course celebrates 40th year with CIH reaccreditation

The University of Stirling’s Masters/Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies has been reaccredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 20 May 2020

Blog: Participation, activism and empowerment for private tenants

Dr Lisa Garnham from Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Dr Steve Rolfe from the University of Stirling give an overview of an evidence review exploring tenant participation in the private rented sector, which was funded by the CaCHE Knowledge Exchange Fund. 

Published 19 December 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

Social housing sector must 'think radically' to be ready for a new age, conference told

Leading figures in the Scottish social housing sector gathered in Dunblane last week for the 18th National Housing Conference, organised by law firm Harper Macleod.

Published 13 September 2019

Report reveals increasing problems faced by older private renters

Older people are increasingly being faced with the experience of unaffordable rent and poor quality accommodation, a study has suggested.

Published 29 August 2019

Professor Isobel Anderson: Inappropriate housing causing disabled people physical and emotional distress

The Match Me research project explores the effectiveness of allocations and lettings practice for accessible and adapted social housing in Scotland. Here, Professor Isobel Anderson from the University of Stirling discusses findings from the project’s final report, together with recommendations for policymakers and practitioners.

Published 22 August 2019

Lack of suitable housing has detrimental impact on mental health of disabled home-seekers, report finds

Disabled home-seekers are experiencing significant emotional distress due to a lack of suitable housing, according to leading housing experts.

Published 21 August 2019