Housing students win top awards at Cardiff Metropolitan university graduation

Posted on
Exemplary dedication and performance saw Cornelia Coker and Donna Williams win the Blake Morgan Award for Graduate Employability in Housing and the Blake Morgan Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Housing Studies respectively at their graduation ceremony this week.

Cornelia Coker was chosen owing to her particular contribution to her 400 hour work placement with East Devon District Council Housing department, in which she exceeded expectations on a range of housing management and supported housing activities. All third year Housing students undertake a 400 hour placement with external organisations in order to fulfil the work experience requirements of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Donna Williams’ outstanding academic achievement saw her recognised not just for her remarkable grade profile but also for managing her BSc Housing Policy and Practice studies on a part-time basis whilst upholding professional commitments working for Neath Port Talbot Homes.

Speaking at the Health Sciences graduation ceremony held at Wales Millennium Centre, Blake Morgan partner, Penri Desscan, said:

“Given current Housing issues and the fluctuating economic outlook, it’s a crucial time to develop appropriate skill sets and relevant sector knowledge in order to deliver sustainable and effective affordable Housing solutions. That’s why we at Blake Morgan  believe it is so important to support the academic excellence of the Cardiff Metropolitan Housing Studies programmes and recognise two of the department’s brightest future Housing professionals.

We are delighted to congratulate Cornelia and Donna on their achievements and we wish them all the best in their future careers.”