On 19th May, I attended a seminar to launch research supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It is entitled "Liveable Lives: Understanding everyday help and support in Glasgow" and is a study of experience of everyday help and support of people living in three diverse areas in and around Glasgow - Maryhill, Bearsden and Hillhead.
Summary sheet with list of the key findings.
In the reference to Hillhead, the comments mention that "the student community was often experienced as highly cohesive and supportive". The publication details a series of key points which include "acts and relationships of everyday help and support needed attention, maintenance and repair in their own right."
JRF including film featuring Hillhead - http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/understanding-everyday-help-and-support