Top prize goes to Basildon Council student

London Met’s Health and Community Development students have the chance to win £100 from the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Date: 9 November 2017

Grant Taylor, a Community Development and Leadership BSc student, has won the University’s annual prize for the best housing-related assignment.

Each year, students who specialise in housing are entered into an internal competition sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). The student with the highest marks on the housing modules receives a £100 cheque from the CIH, the professional body for housing.

Health and Social Care BSc, Health and Social Policy BSc and Health and Community Development BSc students at London Metropolitan University who specialise in housing are automatically entitled to free student membership with the CIH. This membership usually costs £60 per annum.

Grant, who is the Leisure Development Manager at Basildon Council, is being sponsored by the council's professional development scheme to undertake his degree.

Grant said: “I was really pleased to see my results in these modules’.

“It's great that [Basildon] council have supported me to study a subject which complements my role.”

Grant is pictured with his award certificate with Mandie Skeat, Service Director at Basildon Council.