The annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) highlight the incredible work carried out by institutions for their students. Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s awards were not collected on uni campuses as usual, but instead based on submissions from institutions, which were then judged by our special student panel.
2021 WUSCA winners
Times have been tough for all students around the world with covid these days. I have moved to England initially to travel and be closer to family in Poland. Instead I have stranded myself away from family and friends on an island. All is well though because I am finding support networks at my uni and through meeting new friends. I really hope classes at school will continue next year, online teaching has not been the most exciting or engaging.
This year has been tough for everyone. Although, my overall experience at AECC University College has not been impacted negatively by the pandemic. Tutors have been really supportive and provided a lot of additional resources to make us understand the subjects in depth. Some tutors even scheduled additional meetings outside of teaching hours to go through concepts that were more difficult and offered different techniques to revise the contents. Support was offered by the Student Union and they organized several engaging activities throughout the past few months to keep the College’s social life going.
Tutors are really supporting, especially when teaching online.
The university exceeds itself by making sure our learning is first. Any Conner or worry is dealt with by people that understand and know how to help and you will never be short on resources, meaning you can push your learning ahead of the curb! The students are supportive too and because it is a small university everyone knows everyone, and if you don't everyone is willing to meet new people.
We have the chance to work with our peers and mentors to give us a great step into the working world of our career. There are plenty of guest speakers from all walks of chiropractic, meaning no one is left out.
We are with the rest of the world with online lectures and our teachers have been and continue to help us throughout this difficult time. Through sitting and answering loads of questions and giving us plenty of resources. Teachers are super speedy on replying so pinging them an email and getting a response is great and takes a load of how we are currently learning.
You won't find a night something isn't on! the uni does a great job at offering loads of events and most of these have successfully crossed the zoom call barrier and are going strong! Its a great chance to meet new friends and have some actual social contact!
This is my second year. I did work experience 10 years ago at the collage and the rate this university is improving its facilities for students is unbelievable. As a student I think this is a really valuable course for the local area to.
Really well job opportunities fair is coming up where employers come and visit
Blended learning approach. With approx 6 hours contact face to face a week And 12 online
Disabled access, really friendly, accommodating, nothing is too much trouble
Really good Student Union and Student Services department
Tutors are supportive This last year has been less so Loss of communication across the university body. Is apparent when talks with head of school, governing body and tutors Timetabling has always been an issue, release of timetables, release of results and receiving correct results The uni has changed a lot since the time I have started. How it is now is not what why I decided to go to this uni
Speed meet with potential employers Some external organisations doing talks on graduated life
Still face to face practicals Lack of practicals for final year students Haven’t received all training would usually get
Need more study space New library but pods are not soundproof Lecture rooms need updating with more seating for increased cohort the uni has now taken on
Great service. Would be better if available for longer hours New schemes such as BAME, well-being Champions to tackle aspects of care that uni can’t
Since joining this year for my masters on what is the first year that the course has been run, lecturers have been great, content has been great and the communication between students and the university regarding covid and the constantly changing situation that we have found ourselves in has been excellent. Whilst it has not been possible to meet many students at the Uni socially there have been many social events run over zoom to get involved with and I feel they have made the best of an unprecedented situation.
I have had very a couple emails containing links to an occasional internship or conference but very little in terms of job/experience opportunities which would be extremely helpful. However I appreciate these may be limited at this time
I haven’t been on campus for lectures since December 2020, however, the effort to move everything online has been admirable and I feel they have made the best of a difficult situation.
I’ve been on campus very little and not much was open due to covid so it’s hard to say
Having not been on campus since December 2020 I can’t speak of services available on campus but every week emails have been set out to all students with varying activities for those who may need them.
Although covid has massively changed how I thought this year has gone, my uni have still managed to organise events and give me a sense of university student life
I really enjoy lectures and think all my lecturers are great
The library is my favourite place. As well as that, technique benches are up to date and modern. Also lots of windows to keep it light and airy
My experience so far has been a strange but exciting one. The university have gone through great effort to get online and face to face teaching the best standards as possible.
For a freasher, i havent felt like i have been left out due to covid at all. All the work the uni has put in to make the studying as normal as possible has been amazing. Great effort has been put in throughout the whole year.
Considering this is my first year at the uni and it also being lockdown. I have had the best time while studying. Feeling mega engaged in the course and university as a whole throughout lockdowns has been amazing. Also being a dyslexic student I have received so much help. More than i thought i would receive. Great help service for mental health too.
Great seperate areas for study and fun. Great library. Great canteen and great out door gym areas to chill out between study periods.
Amazing services for mental health. Very quick at responding. Easy to sort out too.
I really like this college. If you are interested in this course you will have a Great time here. The Tutors are friendly and supportive, the su is great and the campus is awesome as well
The current situation is obviously a challenge for everyone, and so is online Uni for me. AECC however provides a good support during online lectures and lecturers are willing to give extra zoom talks. You have private tutors that you can schedule online meetings with, which helps a lot. I think everyone wished we could go onto campus but it is what it is. We are currently allowed to go in 1 day a week for a 3h session in full PPE and in bubbles, but that is better than nothing.
Nice practical rooms
Student union is awesome