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
For my final year at university it has not been what I would’ve liked it to be. I cannot fault our tutors who have provided support and guidance throughout. The overall student experience was different to a normal student experience, with the bare minimum social interaction.
Had a decent enough year despite the coronavirus situation. Nice lecturers who make work easy to access online etc. Highlight was the 1-1 calls with year leader, who really supported me and made sure i was doing good. Would recommend to anyone who wants an events management course.
had severe mental health issues, due to this, have been able to have 1-1 personal calls with year tutor who has supported me throughout
It has been a great, my course is part time but I have decided it is worth to go full time because of the support available. Teachers and staff are also available to help and specially they understand the situation now with Covid
That has been one of my focused, to get work experience to add to my CV. My personal tutor is always looking for opportunities to introduce to me and since year one she has putted me in contact with different organisations. I have also been in contact with the career team to get advise and they were also very helpful.
My course was taught in class but since lockdown we have been mainly online
The university is very organised and clean with a gym, restaurant and a Starbucks.
My teachers and tutors are always available and willing to help. All I need to do is to get in contact and arrange a meeting.
I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for Cardiff Met. Giving me a chance as a student with only GCSEs and experience from an apprenticeship. I am thriving as an independent person and developing myself as sports coach!
The university really put an emphasis on a students career path! Through in person or virtual placements, possible work experiences or setting you off down the right path in finding what you want to do in life.
As my university is in Wales, there has been some slight differences in how we have been taught over the 2020/21 academic year! Initially in term 1, our course was taught through a blended learning approach. We were only on campus 1 day a week and this was a full day of face to face lectures (3 hours). The rest of the week was online (3 x 1 hour online lectures). The lectures also provided prerecorded lead lectures for us students to go through and make notes from. In term 2 however, we moved completely to online learning. The lectures again provided us with a prerecorded main lecture, which was then followed up with 2 hours contact time for each of the terms modules.
The facilities at Cardiff Metropolitan University are unbelievable! From the National Indoor Athletics Centre to the Sports Performance analysis labs, the facilities available to the faculty is incredible.
There is always someone to talk to at Cardiff Met. If you’re not comfortable talking to your personal tutor you can go to your tutor group rep or year reps to talk about everything and anything from your studies to your personal life. But this doesn’t mean you can’t speak to your tutors/lectures they are extremely open and always have time for you in there busy schedules. Speaking from personal experience, I was having a particularly hard time with my mental health and started to have a panic attack mid face to face lecture. And my lecture was amazing, he allowed me all the time I needed to gather myself and he stayed afterwards and helped me talk through what was going on at the time. There is always someone to talk to!
Due to coronavirus and everything moving online it has been a lot different to traditional teaching however the quality of content hasn’t slipped and is at a very high standard
A personal tutor is offered to help you with any of your university needs
great, I would love to go there again
Very good as wales uses all the facility's
Yes it is as there are many shops near by
Very good as cardiff met is a sport uni
Very enjoyable, course is interesting and there is lots of support available. Loads of sports teams to join and events to take part in. I would tell a further student to be confident and go for everything because even if you’re not sure you might really enjoy it.
Sends emails about job offers
I like how it can be applied to everyday life so can use the content in practise
It’s a bit small, and should be open on weekends
Very good, everyone has a tutor they can speak to at any time
So far, university has been very enjoyable, everything offered and accessible for us improves the experience. The communal aspect of living on campus is really good, you meet so many people and there is always things going on.
There are career fairs put in throughout the year and a lot of advice/ information available if you want it.
All the information is put across well and it is all easily accessible online.
The students union is very good but doesn’t offer quite as much as other universities do.
The facilities are all amazing. That is something that definitely really impressed me about the university.
My Accomodation is right on campus so it is a very short stroll to get to all my lectures and seminars. All of the sports facilities are on campus too which makes it so easy.
I couldn’t fault the variety of societies and sports, and the time and effort put into all of them.
The feedback and support is all very good and useful, we have regular meet ups with our tutors where we can talk about how everything is going and how things could improve .