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Cardiff Met Nominated For Best Student Community Award



Cardiff Met students attending a Residence Life event.

Cardiff Metropolitan University made it through to a shortlist of three finalists for the National Student Housing Award for Best Student Community 2018.

Thirty thousand students at over 200 universities and private halls shared their views on the state of higher education accommodation with this main category being marked in terms of the strength of the sense of community within the University.

Founded in 2007, the National Student Housing Survey has grown exponentially since its inception, establishing itself as a leading authority on the state of student life across the country, now with 13 award categories.

The University's nomination comes in the year that the National Student Survey also revealed an increase in the level of satisfaction on a number of Cardiff Met Degree Programmes.

Eighty three per cent of Cardiff Met final year undergraduates were satisfied with their overall student experience, with 31% of courses across the University scoring a satisfaction rate of 90% or above.

Deputy Accommodation Services Manager Neil Woollacott said about this recent National Student Housing Awards shortlisting: "It's absolutely wonderful to have had the sense of community that is encapsulated around the University, recognised.

"The nomination is a credit to both the students and staff alike, who all work to ensure that we deliver an inclusive environment where people from a diverse range of backgrounds are welcome.

"We pride ourselves on delivering a variety of accommodation options for students, both on our campuses and living out within the local community, with a specialist liaison team in place to ensure people are well looked after and that any concerns are met.

"With Cardiff having recently been named as the most cost-effective student city, it's another feather in the cap for both the University and the city as a whole."

The news is reflective of a succession of nominations for Cardiff Met, with the University also in the frame for the Green Gowns 2018 award for Student Engagement – the winners of which are set to be announced in November 2018. 

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