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
I love Arts University Bournemouth. The atmosphere is always pleasant and there is always something going on. The tutors are good at what they do and have helped me grow as a person.
We have a whole unit for the preparation of leaving university and finding a job. This includes lessons on how to write CVs, practise interviews and how to approach industry
I like how the units are broken up and the support we receive from the staff. There is a lot of work in a short space of time. It is impossible to timetable in work 12 hours of the day. Late nights have to be taken if we want to pass.
Students' Union is good and helpful when needed.
3/5. The fashion department has too many students for the limited space. It is a struggle to squeeze everybody in which is a hard space to work in.
Yes good location. Accommodation is very close and local amenities are easy to walk to.
Sports is not good at the university. I would have liked to join the netball team but due to matches taking place on a Wednesday afternoon during lessons I was unable to join
My tutors give me good feedback to work on which has made my creatively grow and push myself further. Academic writing is difficult as we don't have a personal tutor on the design course to help guide us and understand our course.
So far my University experience has been great the ability to use all the equipment and facilities provided has helped me and my practice to advance from what it used to be before coming here, I've learned a lot more about the science of photography and the way that its self can help you advance further in the world of photography
The university put on various events to help you grow your creative portfolio, getting you in touch with various artists thus getting your name out there for yourself to then create your own empire.
I think that in first-year things could be explained a lot clearer, as I didn't quite grasp what I was meant to be doing for a while but that was all cleared up at the beginning of the second year which was extremely helpful, and helped me to strive to do better.
I think that the student union is very hands-on creating trips to London and Bristol to see key artistic events this really reflects greatly on the university and its will to help you achieve more through the university.
I think the facilities at uni are exceptional, especially for my course as they provide a wide range of cameras and high tech equipment which outside of university would be extremely hard to get your hands on.
I think that the university is a good location in between Bournemouth and Poole the bus routs to and from uni are frequent enough and are very rarely extremely busy. I don't mind travelling the 10 minute bus journey there and back.
Personally I haven't really been into many of the societies/ sport as I work full time alongside university.
I think support from both teachers and other parts is extremely good, they value people with learning difficulties and strive to help them in any way possible.
has been great, everyone has been so welcoming and ive settled in really well. I've made so many new friends and am loving my course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
good, theres plenty of options for next year
they seem really nice, and i feel i could go to them if i ever have nay problems
very good and modern, i love the library
yes, am near town and uni as i get the bus right outside my accomodation
dont do any so i wouldnt know
i havent used the counselling services but its good to know its there
good i have meet some really lovely people, who are my friends and my lectures and teachers. I like living away from home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
intoduces us to people, networking
yes close to town
dont do any
do enjoy the course, great facilities for my subject. interesting talks from visiting tutors and artists. opportunities to partake in interesting events, however not the most supporting tutors.
always having career talks and events and there are opportunities to do work placements
there are no female tutors on my course, lacking in diversity in the staff.
yes, public transport/buses are great, uni also offer a bus pass at a low cost which is free to those who are lower income. super helpful
vast, so many choices, can also easily make your own society if missing from the uni
not the most supportive tutors, and feedback is a bit lacking. unsure about counselling support, n/a
So far I have enjoyed my experience. It's been different to how I thought it would be but not in a bad way. I know I made the right choice of university for me. It's small but still has the connections into the industry. There is also a really nice community within the university.
I have noticed the invitation to a few lectures on careers and employability but it is not something that's really come into my course yet.
There is a lot of variety and we are able to try out many things especially in stage 1 of the course. I wish there was more sign ups for different workshops so that you could work more individually and experiment with your practise.
I think they are good, they pick people from every course to become student representatives. You also see the student union around campus a lot doing various activities.
The facilities the university have are really good. Especially the print room. To be better the print room could be bigger so there could be more open access. There could also be more study spaces like the library as the current one gets full very quickly and it can be hard to find an area to sit.
The location of the university doesn't really effect how I think about it but I would say there is not a lot around it. You would go to the university just for university. The bus stop being so close to campus makes it very easy to get anywhere you want to go though. Also in terms of my accommodation it is a very short bus ride to get there.
There are a range of societies however I do not think there are a lot but appreciate it is not the largest university. There are also not enough if any that I am personally interested in. Although I do appreciate that they give you the option to set up your own societies if that is something you are interested in.
I would say overall the support is good. Academically wise I have found someone is available to talk to when ever you need some advice. However there hasn't been as much feedback given in tutorials as I expected. Or tutorials timetabled. But what I do receive is very helpful. I also know there is personal support like counselling available if I were to need it from student services.
It’s fun but challenging. Be sure to manage time properly and ask for help and advice when you need it. Over all it is very enjoyable and worthwhile :) :) :) :)
Internships, portfolio advice and careers research
Amazing couldn't ask for more. Well worth the hard work and effort it took to make it into the course I am on. AUB offers lots of support for times of need. I have learnt a lot about my subject area. The facilities are incredible.
The uni makes every little effort to help us gain work placements and work after university and it applies greatly.
The practicality of our course is outstanding. Lots of help from out lectures. The course is just outstanding.
Very good facilities outstanding equipment. Very helpful and polite
Bus services are available which means traveling to university couldn't be any easier.
Very well thought of, lectures are always available. There are many drop in times for other needs.
Its been amazing, i am really enjoying my course and getting to know people from all over the world. If i could say anything to future students of the course its just throw yourself into anything and everything
I wish they could be more interactive. Many lessons are just sitting and listening to the teachers talk
I don't hear anything much student union. I think we should get emails every month about them
Very good they have all up to date computers and filming equipment
its a 10/15 minute bus journey which is very good and the buses are every 10 minutes
We do not have many societies so i wish we could have some more
Very good, there is always someone to talk to if needed
I enjoy my course. I feel like I already became much better actress and I'm still in my second year. I'm also foreign student and I noticed that my English progress . I find tutors and stuff lovely and very supportive. It's a great course .
We have people coming to talk with us about the industry we wanna persuade our career in. We also talk about our plan B.
I love that our tutors are very supportive and they love what they do. They also have great knowledge, I wish we have more contact hours.
I think it's good.
It's good, however sometimes we struggling especially near end of the term with not having enough rooms for rehearsal, more rooms would be great.
We have small shops around however big supermarket is closer approximately would be great.
There are lots of societies and club in the near Bournemouth University that we can use.
I regularly use student service help with academic writing. I find it really helpful and Trevor is great tutor. My marks are progress with the time thanks to that. Tutorials with our tutors are also great.