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
Honestly a meh experience overall especially this year. University could improve better with its support to students especially with regards to the pandemic. Does not feel like an actual class with online classes.
Wouldnt change my experience for the world. Best time ever regarding all aspects, be it teaching, development, social sides - everything! Utterly amazing and I dont want to leave!
I may have just secured a job and there are always notices about vacancies, plus student support and career services available!
Taught and supported by the most meticulous and supporting staff
For our course, we have what we need - at the moment we are not able to use all due to covid if we are not in the area obviously but we have been given online resources to support us in this extra special academic year.
Feel very supported
Overall i have enjoyed my first year and Covid hasn’t affected me making friends but i do feel that i have spent too many nights stressed over assignments that could’ve been not as stressful given help from lecturers and/or the university
Currently it’s online and is quite difficult to keep up with, parts can be confusing and the support is minimal.
They’re great and i imagine in a non-covid environment they can be enjoyed but they have been majorly closed for this year
Throughout Covid they have sent emails of support but actual advice and physical support from lecturers has been minimal
Best university experience. Would do it all over again! Support, study materials, socials - amazing. Especially through Covid-19, there has been a clear effort made to support students as we got used to the new normal way of teaching.
My lecturers and tutors are amazing. They always help solve issues and give great advice when needed!
The lecturers are alright. Some of them are good but some of them are really really bad. They come to lecture without preparation. The UWE itself isn’t organised. They attached old regulations with the marks which misguided me. When I raised the issue, they agreed that it was wrong but didn’t compensate me for their mistake. Why would anyone study in a university where their regulations are not accurate or misguiding. On top of everything, student has to suffer for their mistake. I lost first class honours because of universities mistake. I appealed for my marks as I thought it was unfair on me. They rejected my appeal. They updated their regulations but didn’t compensate my loss. If I wasn’t misguided because of their regulations or I wasn’t supposed to be misguided or if it is my fault that I got misguided then why did they update the regulations. Seriously guys, save yourself from UWE. I have ruined my 3 years already. Don’t ruin yours. University is expensive so chose wisely
Teaching is average. Facilities are average sometimes dont feel like im pushed as much as you should be, i.e. alot of content was dulled down and easy. The lecturers also have a habit of pointing out that UWE students are only here because we are not intelligent enough to get into a good univerisity.
Course accredited by the IMBS which is great help. Placement years availibale and employability seminars
Like that now the lectures are recorded (if the lecturer can manage to use the recording systems), and in final year, class sizes are small. online support during the coronavirus was good. Lecturers get to know thier students well too. Didnt like how all lectures were delivered as 3 hour blocks, which is impossible to concentrate for. lecture material wasnt always availiable before class. Not enough practical skills taught in year 3. Huge amount knowlegde in certain modules was piled on, but not really showed how to apply in real life or in work. Inconsistency in how modules are taught, some better organised than others.
Very good and active SU, facilities on frenchay campus are good. Glendide campus SU is tiny and lacking in facilities
Extremely expensive. Took 6 months rent and no refunds despite not being able to live there for months because of coronavirus. Rooms nice, but price isn't justified. location is perfect however. Constant issues with water provision throughout the year which were never resolved promptly
Lab facilities are okay. lecture theatures can be a bit hit or miss. Most are good. The library is far too small for the number of students using it, especially in assessment periods and exams where all study spaces are taken by 10am. The library is also pretty dirty and alot of the computers are a bit knackered and outdated. some floors have undergone renovation which greatly improved the space. Money seems to have been spent on specific departments like maths, buisness, engineering etc., but biomedical science seems to be missing out as alot of the facilities and books are old. Alot of reading material for the course has very limited supply in the libary, although alot of books are availiable online. Food on campus is incredbily expensive and very average
No. Although there is a retail park nearby with supermarket, there is nothing else as it is next to the motorway and a ring road. buses into the city centre and frequent however
Very good variety
personal tutors are allocated, however dont reply to emails and timetabled sessions with them are unhelpful and few and far between. feedback on work has become far better in the last year
I do media!
Got a fit lecturer
Frenchy is far
not wheelchair accessible
Good career fairs
I like tutorials
average home, not fantastic amenities good location
Lots of variety
My course is very supportive
Lecturers are supportive and easy to contact
Vegan society is brilliant
Difficult to make friends which impacts the overall experience
Lovely course and lectures
Never clear when events are happening
its okay,where live in fishponds, the bus service is severely lacking
Out the way of everything
Not great, the ones I am interested in don't seem to be happening
Good personal support but it is limited