October 4, 2019
Cardiff Metropolitan University has scooped the National Student Housing Award for Best Student Community 2019.
Forty thousand students at over 200 universities and private halls shared their views on the state of higher education accommodation via Red Brick Research, with this main category being marked in terms of the strength of the sense of community within the University, being awarded "to the provider achieving the best ratings for strong sense of community"
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.
Cardiff Met President and Vice Chancellor Cara Aitchison commended the commitment of the whole team at Cardiff Met in securing the award. The University has established a reputation for student community as well as engagement with the local communities of both Llandaff and Cyncoed campuses. This aligns with a wider, global contribution.
Deputy Accommodation Services Manager Neil Woollacott said: "This award is a credit to both our students and staff, who all work to ensure that we deliver an inclusive environment where people from a diverse range of backgrounds are welcome.
"This is supported by an extensive Residential Life programme that offers a variety of free and importantly alcohol-free events, which encourage students to gain new experiences, make new friends, have a positive impact on their community and reduces social isolation.
"This award epitomises Cardiff Met University, we truly are a University that focuses on creating the best possible experience for our students, staff and wider community 'a One Cardiff Met'.
"With Cardiff being the most cost-effective student city, it's another feather in the cap for both the University and the city as a whole."