We are pleased and proud to receive CIWEM accreditation for the WISE CDT programme. This is CIWEM’s first accreditation of a PhD course and covers all our intakes from 2014-15 to 2018-19 inclusive. Areas of good practice highlighted by the accreditation panel include the relationships with and between student cohorts, our industry links and the ability of students to drawn on academic expertise and facilities across the four universities.
CIWEM accreditation is enormously important to the WISE CDT because it provides external validation of the quality of our programme. It supports the aim of raising professional standards in the water and environment 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.
We look forward to enhanced collaboration with CIWEM over the coming months.