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Housing@Salford

Housing at the University of Salford has built up a distinguished history for the quality of its research and consultancy, the calibre of its graduate students, and the superiority of its Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses.

This section of our website, ‘Housing@Salford’ represents a single platform that brings together all these housing activities in one place. From here you will find all the information related to Salford’s research and consultancy, taught programmes, and CPD courses.

If you click the below boxes you can get more information on the different aspects of the University of Salford’s housing work.

Research and Consultancy

The Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) is a multiple award-winning research and consultancy unit based within the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Science.

Our work navigates through complex issues in the built and human environment and aims to address societal issues, providing an evidence base for effective policy making at the local, regional, UK and European levels.

Our team combines a range of backgrounds including social policy, urban geography, housing management, psychology, sustainability, health, social care and social work. As applied social scientists we offer a wealth of expertise and provide research and consultancy services under three core themes:-

  • Sustainability – designing, implementing and evaluating innovative ways to promote and facilitate low carbon living, making connections with wider dimensions of sustainability such as fuel poverty, food access and transport.
  • Inclusivity – benefiting communities through work on social inclusion and social justice, focusing on the needs and experiences of diverse communities.
  • Place – exploring housing, housing related services and well-being across a range of communities.

Across these three core themes, we have a particular specialist understanding around engaging with marginalised individuals and communities; for example, members of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities (including asylum seekers/refugees, migrant workers, Gypsies, Roma and Travellers); older people; and people with complex needs, including people experiencing homelessness, financial exclusion, mental health issues, and drug and alcohol issues.

For further details please contact Professor Philip Brown p.brown@salford.ac.uk 0161 295 3647.

Taught Programmes

Based within the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Science, Social Policy education has been established at the University of Salford for over 25 years. We offer BSc and MSc taught programmes and also an MSc by research. The BSc Social Policy gained professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Housing in 2014.

Our student cohorts are unique and currently number around 200 across all levels; many of the students come from the areas surrounding the university and are from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. We have large numbers of mature students and students whose first language is not English (34% of our students).

For further details please contact Dr Anya Ahmed a.ahmed@salford.ac.uk 0161 295 2185.

CPD

If you work in the housing sector you’ll be aware of how this industry is currently evolving. It’s vital you pay attention to changes and challenges, so you can overcome issues and support staff and tenants.

At Salford Professional Development we deliver a number of continuing professional development courses to those working in the housing sector, helping you enhance your skill set and progress in your knowledge and understanding.

Through our housing sector training courses and conferences you’ll benefit from vibrant discussions on relevant topics, teaching led by industry experts, and new skills to take back to your workplace.

As part of the professional accreditation we have developed a CPD course validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing. This two day training has been designed to equip the Housing Leaders of the Future. Undertaking this and submitting a related assessment grants full corporate membership of the CIH, provided foundation studies in housing have been completed.

For further details please contact Martin Buggy m.buggy@salford.ac.uk 0161 295 6505.

Housing Research and Consultancy

The Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) is a multiple award-winning research and consultancy unit based within the School of Health and Society.

Housing Taught Programmes

We offer a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees that deal with contemporary housing issues

Housing CPD

We deliver a number of continuing professional development courses to those working in the housing sector.

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