Re-accreditation of the Housing Studies Programme by the Chartered Institute of Housing
Issued: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 13:09:00 GMT
We are very pleased to announce that our Housing Studies programme has been re-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for a five year period. On making their award without any associated conditions or recommendations, the CIH panel commended the course for 'its very clear sense of care and compassion for students, which contributes to an excellent pastoral care programme; its team demonstrating strong professional ethics and commitment to the housing sector; and the world-class research undertaken within the team and faculty.'
Programme Director Dr Craig Gurney said. 'This is a very pleasing result for the housing studies team. We’ve put a lot of hard work into the re-design, re-launch and re-branding of this programme over the past year or so. We recruited well during the summer, have high-level support for the programme from within the university, and now we have received accreditation with flying colours from the professional body.'
The programme is unique in the UK for the range of option choices available to students, exposure to world-class research and international course content, the extent to which innovations in teaching and learning are embedded into the curriculum, and its co-location with successful international programmes in planning, real-estate, public policy and urban studies.