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
My overall experience has been satisfactory, I receive the bare minimum amount of help through messaging on Microsoft Teams, I probably would have failed by now if it wasn’t for my fellow classmates teaching me on the things I don’t understand
My experience at Fife College has been amazing because I got support from the staff and classmates. We were all there to help each other. This year was different to me because my class was online through Microsoft Teams and it was a bit different for me as I am profoundly deaf. Looking forward to 4th year again!
Fife College always help with students looking for job opportunities - they have been bringing in former students as guest speakers to talk about how they have moved on from college and what have the been doing job-wise. Some get an opportunity to visit the factory of the job. Fife College also help you with creating a CV or applying for a job.
My course is taught online by 4 different classes! The hours for the course is 12 hours - Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 9-12am & 1-4pm, Wednesday 9-12am and the rest of the week is self-study. Our contact with the tutors are replied back to, they are here for us 24/7. If we had a problem, they let us to focus on that before moving on.
The college facilities are open 24/7 for students whoever need equipment for their work. The jewellery and furniture workshop are open for them to make stuff. The study support is always open too for those who need help or struggling with the work. Support base and library have got technologies for students who doesn't have one, they can hire it in the library for so many hours. There are also student group bases where you can hire for presentation or working closely with others. The facilities are open and always clean 24/7 by the college staff.
Support from the college has been amazing, they have supported us whenever we need them. Students can get support straight away for those who have disabilities, mental health, can't read or write. They are there to help 24/7
I think for what it is, it has been good, I feel I gained new friends and so far that has been the one main thing I have gained, from the course in learning it has been very minimal due to it being online, which is slightly upsetting but I hope for 2nd year to be better in what I learn.
I think being in 1st year it's hard to tell
I think it's been a bit messy with being online and I feel some mistakes were made with how it was taught online, but that in itself is a lesson learned
I want to say it's good but I don't really know it well being in a pandemic and all.
In my experience it has been a good to me but I feel it depends on your situation