University of St. Andrews is seeking views on Housing for Young People

Wealth Gap Youth

Researchers from the University of St Andrews are running a new study that’s exploring changes in the housing opportunities and financial welfare of under-35s. The aim of the study is to get a better understanding of the issues that help or hinder young adults’ independent living, and to identify how young people feel they’re faring compared to when their parents were younger.

Involving online chat room discussions and telephone interviews, this study is a forum for under-35s to share their views and concerns about a range of issues shaping their lives. This includes challenges like getting access to housing and homeownership, the growing role played by financial support from family, and sources of financial (in)security.

The researchers are currently calling for people aged 18 to 35 who are living in Belfast. The study will run until April 2014.

As a thank you for taking part in the research, all participants will receive a £10 gift voucher.

If you would like to get involved in this research, please contact:

Wealth Gap Youth Project Email: Call: 01334 461967

For more information about this research, visit the project homepage at:

This research project has been approved by UTREC:  University Teaching & Research Ethics Committee, University of St Andrews