Student Homelessness research project
Thursday 07 March 2019
Are you, or have you ever been homeless?
If so, you could help academics from the Faculty of Social Sciences who have secured funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme to study homelessness and rough sleeping amongst students in higher education.
This social phenomenon is a problem that few in the higher rducation sector or elsewhere are aware of, due to the often hidden nature of homelessness amongst students. No UK research studies have investigated this problem and there is no formal definition of student homelessness – the only example of this is found in the US McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act 1987.
This is an important and pioneering area of research that is being undertaken by Professor Kate Moss, Dr Kate Williams and Paramjit Singh at the University of Wolverhampton. The team will be collecting data on the extent of the problem, the experiences of students who have been homeless and also looking at what policies exist within higher education institutions to assist students when they experience home insecurity.
If you think you could help the research team by taking a very quick online survey – which is completely anonymous – then please click here and complete it. You will be contributing to what could be a ground-breaking study, as well as helping to raise awareness about this problem and assisting the research team in finding solutions to alleviate student homelessness and rough sleeping.
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