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
It has been good so far (knock on wood). Hope it stays that way. Great lecturer that are very supportive, alongside a great halls of residence that keeps me entertained.
I like the student teacher interaction But dislike the hills everywhere
There seems to be a lack of organisation in the nursing course. More understanding of the emotional needs of nursing students is needed. It would also be prudent to provide resilience training for student nurses
As a nursing student my career developement is different to other courses. However, my course could be better at helping students organise their own extra placements etc
The lectures rarely prepare us for practical nursing with a inappropriate amount of time spent on frameworks and theories etc
Have not had much involvment so cant comment
A little dated at times and money seems to be spent in the wronh places
Yes very close to local ammenities
Lots of variety. The gym is fantastic although sports clubs can be a bit elitist and are no always welcoming to beginners or students who dont want to compete
Academic tutors do not seem to have training in how to support nursing students emotional needs during placement
I absolutely love it as it such a small area and the teachers are so nice. I would say as it's small uni it's not a well know university as well that is what makes it a good uni
The teachers are the best and the worst thing would be the lectures that are in small rooms with not enough tables
Yes, live 1 minute away from idil and 5 minutes away from asda and the uni
Very good and because it's free and the gym us quite good as well
Incredible and faultless. I have improved in many aspects of my life as a result of coming to Bangor. The opportunity this university provides you is second to none, and you have fun and feel fully supported doing so throughout.
Incredible employability department. Bangor has an employability award which encourages students to take part in a number of easily accessible extra curricular activities and consequently you are recognised for it through a points system. The more points you get the higher you go in terms of your employability award. There are so many internship and part time job opportunities that fit with a student schedule also, making it easy to become employable alongside your studies.
Most: Variation in my timetable. No two weeks are the same! Constantly out in the mountains or by the sea as part of many university funded field trips as part of my course. Least: No negatives.
Diverse, modern and well-equipped.
Yes, very close to all ameneties, Never had to pay for a taxi. Says it all really.
10/10. Bangor's most prized asset is certainly access to over 100 clubs and societies completely free of charge. A great and easy way to socialised and try something new. at no extra costs. Unique and unlike any other university in the UK.
Incredible, lectures become your family. A great support system that really cares for each individual. You are more than just a number when you come to Bangor.
So far so good. Very happy. Always keep in contact with lecturers and they will support you all the way. Emails regularly sent to kkep you up to date with everything.
They try their best with everything
I like that its a classroom type learning and work in groups.
Great, always on hand to discuss anything
Very good. No catering facilities at the normal site though
Yes, I drive so it help with getting to the normal site
Great. Everything for everyone
Brilliant. Recieved great support
So far I haven’t enjoyed uni due to many different factors but mainly the place I’m staying. The people I live with are a pain and I would suggest labelling food so it’s clear who’s it is
the thing I like the least is when you get into practicals and they tell you to get on with it like you should know what to do in yo it first year. Little stressful especially when you need to write a lab report on it
They have multiple libraries with great computers in them. They also have common rooms which are great if you want to get out of your room and revise without having to march down any hills
It’s close to some uni buildings but not all. If there where no major hills it would be fine but if you have knee problems or trouble walking the area could be hard for you
There are loads of different clubs and societies you can join!
Academic support is great! Having a personal tutor has helped millions
Amazing all positive, the environment is great and everyone is inclusive and no one is left out so it is very enjoyable and if I need anything I know where to go.
With days where you can go round stalls and work shops
Amazing all up to date and clean
Yes the locations great
There’s every sport you could think of
Overall experience has been very good with many trips and opportunities provided by Student life and Athletics Union. The course has been very enjoyable, and it seems like most people will agree that it is a challenge at times, but also very positive.
My particular course (Bsc Product Design) gives an opportunity for a placement each year. These placements are actually part of the course too which means you don't have to give up your summer for experience.
The lecturers let you learn from your own mistakes rather than holding your hand the entire way which gives a much more valuable lesson when making further judgements. The marking criteria is rather vague and can be hard to interpret which proves difficult in understanding what they're asking for.
Each course has a number of course reps who take feedback from students and report directly to the SU in meetings. These are very beneficial to getting voices heard.
There are several 24hr computer rooms, however not all of them have specific software that you may want to use.
Morrisons is just a short walk away for all shopping needs, but a little further away you have alternatives such as Lidl, Aldi, M&S and Asda. Pubs are in a very good supply with a good number being in upper Bangor itself if you don't fancy walking too much. There are also a decent number of takeaways nearby with many doing delivery to security or Reichel car park.
There is a wide variety of sports and clubs to suit anyone from fitness, music, creativity and many many more. They are mostly run very well and have consistent sessions.
The support offered is generally very good. The uni offer many sessions to help with struggles of stress etc. The tutors offer good advice when you reach out to them, however this cannot be said for every one.
Amazing, I was really nervous at first to move approximately 200 miles away from home to a place where I had no connections with but to be perfectly candid, this place feels like home and i can see myself moving here permanently.
Bangor University also excels at this area, they have the BEA award which has its own webpage and its own dedicated team of staff which will help you with several issues such as, helping you find a part-time job which you can fit around your studies or holding drop-in sessions to enhance your cv.
I particularly enjoyed the interactive lecture and practicals and, I least enjoyed the environmental data and analysis lectures as one of the lecturers seemed really bored when he was teaching us.
The student union at Bangor has a very paramount role and remains connected with the students via email, meetings and hosting events such as drop-in sessions.
Very good. for me the gym on both halls sites stands out in particular. Also, the gym membership is free for the students who live in halls
The city of Bangor is a small place when compared to other major cities, despite its size Bangor has a plethora of university-owned services such as Bar Uno and the cinema in Pontio. however, Bangor University makes this a strength as most places and services are within walking distance as long as you do not mind the occasional incline. this makes Bangor feel safe, and just like a home away from home.
At Bangor University's freshers fair at the start of term all the sports, clubs and societies are displaced and there's so many. There is such variety that there is almost guaranteed to be something you'll be interested in and if this is not the case then you can simply make a club for you and your fellow peers to join and bond over any given activity. Moreover, due to the unique location, many adventurous societies have emerged such as, mountain climbing, scuba, mountain walking, canoeing to name a few.
I am normally a very nervous person and not a big fan of tutorials however, my tutor is very kind and he doesn't make me feel awkward at all. I believe the support here is excellent.
Very good i have enjoyed all of it! had the chance to be a course rep and make changes to my school. My advice to future students are to take every opportunity you get its definitely worth it
Very good with the BEA, my transferrable skills log is building and they will be useful to future education and jobs. the study skills centre is also very good
Like all aspects of my course - practicals, lectures and intellectuality of the lectures and seminars. have nothing bad to say about my school
Very very good - more water fountains would be great as the tap water is not nice and often bottles do not fit into the sink if we wanted to fill them with tap water
Yes i feel that the accommodation is in walking distance to everything such as lectures, shops, nightclub and everything else
Very Good and a very good bonus that they are all free
the support the university offers is amazing both academically and personally and emotionally. they are very responsive with emails and will sort any problems out as soon as they can. We get essay drafts and chances to have formative feedback on our assignments before submission so that we can improve. the counselling service is good but very slow at answering emails and waiting for appointments