Chartered Institute of Housing validates undergraduate module
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has validated the third year Social Sciences’ module SXP3210 Issues in Housing. This will bring benefits to students who are thinking of a housing career or further study in housing. The benefits include partial credit towards CIH Chartered membership.
Shirley Morris, CIH Education Coordinator says the School’s “application was very detailed and we commend the work put into developing the housing module and the delivery materials”.
The CIH, formed in 1916, is the professional body for housing. Governed by Royal Charter and Byelaws, granted in 1984, its goals are to ‘promote the science and art of housing, its standards and ideals, and the training and education of those engaged in the profession of housing practice’.
CIH chartered membership is viewed as an important recognition of housing expertise, commitment and ethical standards. Students on the CIH-validated Issues in Housing module will receive free CIH membership for the duration of the academic year 2016-17. The benefits include free access to Inside Housing, the leading weekly magazine for housing professionals in the UK and the first choice for anyone looking for a job in housing.
Module convenor for SXP3210 Issues in Housing, Dr Hefin Gwilym, said: “The module was validated by the University in 2015 and builds on the housing modules developed by Dr David Hirst, formerly senior lecturer in Social Policy. The CIH validation will bring many benefits to students including accessing new housing resources. We look forward to working in partnership with the CIH”.
Publication date: 6 April 2016