Nicola Meredith, a project officer in our Development team, has recently completed the MSc in Construction Project Management course at the University of South Wales achieving a distinction.
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Association for Project Management (APM), the course is practice-based and research focused.
Nicola has worked at Hafod for 12 years and has been studying part-time over the last two years alongside her day-job which involves project management of our new development schemes including Section 106, refurbishments and new build projects.
Funded by Hafod as part of Nicola’s career development aspirations, the tuition has included traditional lectures and tutorials with problem-based learning through workshops.
Nicola’s progress has been assessed via a combination of coursework, written reports, project work, presentations, examination, and a 15,000-word dissertation about the barriers to the delivery of affordable housing.
When Nicola was working on her dissertation, she interviewed members of the Development team, external housing developers and consultants to gather their experience on delivering affordable housing. Nicola was very grateful for everyone’s time and invaluable input.
Nicola, said: “The qualification has given me a strong foundation into construction project management which I have been able to apply to my current role, and will help me in my journey to becoming a project manager.
“Thank you to Hafod for the opportunity and support to further progress my career.”
Neil Taylor, our Head of Development, said: “I am extremely proud of Nicola’s achievement and commitment to lifelong learning which has been fully supported by Hafod. What’s next Nicola?”
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