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
The course has managed to stay full of content and keeping me busy with projects despite all lectures and tutorials being online which has been great however I quite often find myself feeling distracted from the screen most of the time leading me to falling behind on work. The university has done a great job of keeping facilities open for everyone and making them accessible.
I haven't really got to this point on my course yet.
A lot of it has been online recently but closer to the start of term we had the opportunity to go into campus for inductions and collection of equipment etc.
services and facilities are definitely very good but the way you access them can be quite annoying with booking in advance ad limitations placed on length of time etc. I would also of liked to see some more equipment in the stores to make up for the difficulties with hiring pieces of equipment where there s only one piece available.
My first year at arts university Bournemouth has been as enjoyable and interesting as can be with current pandemic implications and I do believe I have learnt a lot despite slight complications of organisation within tutors. I would recommend Arts University Bournemouth to anyone interested in architecture. However due to Covid and lack of quality of learning that previous years have had I would not say it have been value for money and should cost a reduced amount.
N/A as no job opportunities provided yet apart from advice on how to present work portfolios.
The course is all taught online which isn’t ideal for a creative course which benefits from studio access to resources and inspiration. However the studios are available to be booked and used but then have a limited capacity as well as a requirement of at least 3 people in the room for safety.
The university is very accessible as well as being very spacious with outdoor connections to studio spaces. The campus has multiple coffee shops, food services and material shops.
The student services are available via email and can be reached through their office on campus.
AUB is a great place to surround yourself with creative others that help inspire and push your work. Although being online for majority of first year, the experience has still been great and my lecturers have been so supportive.
I love and miss the campus massively and I can't fault the effort of the course tutors as I know they work sleeplessly most days. However the lack of equipment and access to campus mean that we should recieve refunds for this course.
The tutors all genuinely care about where you end up, they are always advising and pushing people to do their best. They have a huge string of alumni that they put you in contact with.
The tutors are doing all that we can to ensure our learning isn't effected by the pandemic. We have about 6 teaching hours a week if not more and plenty of outside artists talking to us regularly.
AUB is full of sophisticated technology and they have a vast amount of equipment that you are able to hire out. It's a spotless campus.
They offer counselling sessions that everyone has benefited from during this time. I'm not sure about disability access as I can't remember.
I don't really recommend this course as it doesn't prepare you for work after graduation. It really knocked my confidence as a designer (which is coming back thanks to my wonderful workplace) and you only really receive help and succeed if you are a 'favourite.'
great environment and facilities, such 3 d workshop with helpfull technitians. great fine art ma teacher who always open to support. freedom to create workshops and intalattions as experiment.
It's been good. Lots of personal issues effected my course and friendships however if this wasn't the case I'm sure that I'd be enjoying it more. The uni itself is great.
Always talks and lectures which is brilliant. They are available for everybody but ran separately from the course so you must ask about them or regularly check emails.
Very independent which I like. Dislike that they give us short sessions every day - this doesn't allow a part time job during the week. Can also leave you feeling therapeutic if you don't have a full day to attend.
AUBSU is good however they don't promote their events very well so they are often missed.
For my course there could be more computers available. And a bigger area for crafts. However overall very good.
The University is very far from halls however they do run a very good bus service which you can buy at a discounted cost, being a student. The campus itself is situated next to a doctors and a dentist which is useful.
It's great. I'm definitely in the right place, studying what I want to do as a career. I've found like-minded people too that I feel I can relate to compared to people from home.
I haven't of yet heard anything about employment when leaving the university, probably because I'm only in first year.
It's constantly busy which I like. You always learn new things. However, classes could perhaps cross over and collaborations with people on other courses could also be made more aware of.
There are plenty of places for students to go around the university, across both campuses. However, it seems BU have a popular sports union compared to AUB
Excellent. They really think about being eco-friendly.
compared to my address (shared rental house), the university accommodations have better transport links with the buses to get into town from uni. Local shops are close by in my area
There's something for everyone. It's just how committed you are.
If you are of need of extra guidance or help, it is always available. Even if you aren't on campus, you can always email to let whoever you need to speak to know about what you need.
I've really enjoyed and will be sad to leave. It has helped me meet many people and improved my skills a lot since being here. There has always been a lot on offer in the way of activities and events both within the uni and within Bournemouth.
they encouraged us in second year to apply for internships by having a semester based on building and designing our portfolio websites. Now we are in our last year we have portfolio reviews to try and get our work up to industry standard
I like how hands on the lecturers can be with us, it feels like they really want to help us succeed. I wish we were taught more skills within the subject, a lot of the technical side of stuff is very self taught
they represent our students well and are always asking for ways in which facilities and things can be improved. They often hold events throughout the year that students have reuested
yeah, no more than a 10 minute walk
there's a wide variety available, even more so with 2 universities in the area
the feedback from the tutors is very constructive, we have a choice of multiple lecturers that can review and help us with out work. I cant comment on the counselling side as ive never had a reason to speak to them, however they have made it known that support is there if needed
It's been great. I got direct entry into the second year and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to meet people because everybody knew each other but everybody have been great and I've made loads of friends. The tutors are supportive and great. Overall I'm really happy.
There are always lectures with industry professionals. But they are usually on when I have class so I haven't had any time to go.
I would like more information in the beginning of the course instead of getting vital information 2 weeks before hand in. But the tutors are invested and fun.
I like their Instagram account. They are very active which is good.
They could be better n my course. We need more sewing machines, we have to wait sometimes and fall behind because there aren't enough sewing machines. But the school has a modern feeling and everything is neat and clean, which is everything I could ask for
Unibus is a great transport so I don't mind it taking around 10-15 minutes to get to and from school.
A lot of clubs to sign up to but I'm so busy with my school work that I don't have time to sign up to any, even though I want to
Good, the tutors are always willing to listen and help if they can and they always encourage us to speak up. I haven't had to look to counselling yet so I can't speak on that.