Early Career Housing Network

At the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) we are committed to supporting and nurturing the future generation of housing scholars. We understand the challenges of starting out in academia, but also the opportunities that come from the supportive networks available.

For this reason, CaCHE has established a dedicated network for PhD students, early career researchers and early career practitioners and policy professionals. We work alongside other organisations, such as the Housing Studies Association and the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, to ensure as many different opportunities are widely available to everyone.

Early career ‘Virtual Network’

We have created a virtual space for our early career housing network via Slack. Here is the link to join. This is an informal space for ECRs to drop in, ask questions, share ideas or work and we will use it to promote ECR opportunities.

This is open to all early career colleagues across academia, policy and practice.

Drop-in sessions

In collaboration with the Housing Studies Association, we are holding fortnightly drop-in sessions. Sessions will run on Thursdays, alternating between 11am and 2pm. All welcome. There’s no agenda. Grab a coffee, log in and we will be here to chat.

Here are the links you’ll need: 11am sessions (first Thursday of each month); 2pm sessions (third Thursday of each month). *Please note the drop-in session on Thursday, 5 August has been cancelled because of holidays*


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For more information on how to get involved in the ECHR Network or please contact Gareth Young.