We are pleased and proud to receive CIWEM accreditation (Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management) for the Environmental Management B.Sc. and B.Sc. with Honours programmes this year. Accreditation of an undergraduate progamme is not as common as MSc programmes, our CIWEM accreditation covers all our degree level Environmental Management intakes from 2020-21 to 2024-25 inclusive. Areas of good practice highlighted by the accreditation panel included our team relationships with our students, our industry links and vocational nature of the programme, and the range of modules offered.
CIWEM accreditation is important to the Environmental Management programme because it provides external validation of the quality of our programme. It supports the aim of raising professional standards in the environmental management sector by ensuring that the skillsets of our students meet the demands of the profession. CIWEM accreditation also provides assurance to UK and overseas applicants to the programme. We believe that membership of CIWEM is an important core strand of our students’ professional development, offering many advantages such as networking through branch meetings and events. Following a CIWEM-accredited programme also enhances students’ career prospects by facilitating their path to Chartership.
CIWEM membership is complimentary to students registered on undergraduate programmes and lasts for the duration of your programme of study. Becoming a student member will demonstrate to future employers your commitment to a career in Environmental Management, includes a digital subscription to the Environment Magazine, and provides opportunities to expand your professional network through participation in branch activities and events. Further information and an online application form are available on the CIWEM student member page.