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
Poor. The students are great and so are the pubs but the uni is a disaster. No compensation for lectures missed from strikes, no money and funding for mandatory things suck as getting a poster printed or binding work. There's no cafe and the. Quality of support is non existent
There is the BEA award but it doesn't really make any difference
The course is horrible. The school and department are a waste of time and money
Aweful. They have done nothing for the students that matters.
Poor, never open and the staff are no help
Everything is close together, the buildings for uni are close too. Nothings further than 10 mins walking
Loads of free sports societies, they generally run throughout the week too. Brilliant laugh
No support. I don't think a single student thinks they are getting what they are paying for
Very good and its allowed me to experience so much and to meet some amazing people. I would thoroughly recommend this Uni to any student and to take every opportunity whilst you can.
Multiple events for students, for example; Work experience, internships, job fairs etc.
Most - The variety of being in lectures and out on placement to get hands on experience. Because, as much as you can learn a condition or situation in a book, there's nothing like actually experiencing a situation and being able to learn first hand.
It's very effective and considers multiple aspects of concerns and aims to improve them in an effective manner.
Very good and everything works well for the students and staff.
Yes, it's a pretty close knit-community, with all necessities within walking distance. It works best if you live within the University Accommodation, but I live away and drive in to Uni. Although despite this, the Uni is still in a good location for students.
There is a huge varieties. But they are more aimed towards to the September cohorts, which can be difficult with my course (that the year starts in April).
My Personal Tutor and mentors have been amazing, in offering support. On the terms of counselling, as I am an April cohort student, its difficult to arrange time to talk to someone. Because all of the slots and resilience training is aimed to fit around the September cohorts's course, which doesn't usually fit around the April's time allocated within University.
Really positive, the university has a great community and societies which are fun to embrace. Lots of events and socials every Wednesday. The course itself is engaging and interesting.
Yeah, it has employability awards and information along with a team of people.
The university as a whole is pretty disorganised. But the tutors make the most of it all, and are incredibly supportive and the work is always online so it's easy to go back on
The SU listens well, and is very active. The SU is good with working with societies and providing information :)
Overpriced laundry - they use a third party called Circuit laundry who are horrendous. Everything else is all good
It's pretty central to everything
Lots to choose from, lots to do. Is good.
Amazing. The university are really supportive of personal needs and academic needs, additional walk in tutors for core skills such as maths, English etc.
My overall experience so far has been great. I am very much enjoying my course and taking full advantage of the facility's that the university provides. The society's have been an amazing way to make friends and have allowed me to try new things which would never be available at my home town.
The class sizes are pretty small so it feel very personal and the way lectures are set up allows me to ask questions about any thing I don't under or am struggling with
They support the sports clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities well and are always there when they need help.
The university has great facility's for education such as it's many library's and also supports students in other way with the inclusion of the gym and other sport opportunity
Everything is pretty close to each other so the there's no issue in that regard
Are sports and societies are great at Bangor. They offer a wide variety of different clubs, sports and volunteering opportunities which means there should be something for everyone. The societies and sports clubs are well funded and managed with plenty of support from the student Union if they need it. Overall the societies I have joined have made my university experience very enjoyable.
Very good, especially if you like the outdoors. Not geared towards mature students however. Things like peer guides are not necessarily considered and there are no social groups for mature students.
There is lots on offer, but it is not relevant to my course.
I like how friendly our lecturers are. We are only a cohort of 31 so you get lots of contact with staff.
It is very good.
Mostly good, lots could do with updating. The gym is good but it's too expensive for students and lots can't afford it. It's not fair that only the halls students get it for free.
Yes, everything is very convenient as Bangor is such a small place.
There is something for everyone. I would like to see something specifically for mature students.
Mostly good. It's hard to get an appointment with the counsellors.
I have enjoyed the university so far! Some things I expected more of, while for some, I expected less. I love the course that I am studying, as it is interesting, but can be challenging, which is what I expected. I have made lots of friends and have built my confidence in many ways. I have developed as a person and am looking forward to achieving personal goals. However, I am disappointed that I didn't get a proper freshers week as I didn't know anybody and I was new to Wales.
My course is 50% theory and 50% placement, therefore, theoretical knowledge balances well, which we can apply to practical work during placements.
I like how the students are engaged, especially during a debate. I also like my placements - a different way to gain skills. I don't like lectures where the lecturer doesn't explain the topic well or doesn't involve the students.
I agree with the Students' Union, however, Wrexham students cannot always access their facilities.
Yes, my university/campus is a walking distance of 15 minutes from my accommodation.
I study in Bangor, Wrexham campus, therefore, I do not have access to the societies and sports from the main campus in Bangor. This I find quite unfair, as I and other Wrexham students feel left out.
They are very supportive
I only started in January but so far it's really good and is giving me skills for my career in the field- such as writing media releases, using archives, looking at sources. There are also loads of research seminars to attend that keep you up to date with current literature
Employability skills are good and are intertwined within the Masters course. I found this better done that in the BA Childhood Studies course I did at this Uni (graduated in 2018)
Most- Really interesting and informative lectures
The SU represents the student body effectively and are happy to help
Facilities are good and there is a specific study room with a full kitchen for Postgraduate students in the Sociology, History and Social Science department
The University is really well positioned and close to all halls and local amenities. You never really have to travel for more that 30 minutes to any halls within Bangor and 45minutes for Menai Bridge
There is a massive range of societies and clubs and they are very welcoming
Support is generally good but I, personally have never been contacted by my personal tutor
The university experience is decent but here there is not much nightlife or stuff to do during the day which is unfortunate and can get quite boring at times !!
i like the experience i dislike the examinations
my university experiences thus far have been amazing. I have learned and experienced so many new things in such a short period of time .My classes are great and I enjoy every one of them.
I absolute love it! I was so nervous starting but everyone was so welcoming and it was easy to make friends as everyone was in the same boat. I think it’s an ace uni
They have lots of information online and do lots of different work shops which I am told about over email
I like that it taught by different tutors from frills specific nursing
They listen to students and things can be taken seriously when there is an issuse
Ace they have everything you need
Yes it is close to my house just a shot walk, it’s close to the town center and is close to the hospital I do placement in
Good they have loads to offer