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
Very hard to attend lectures and learn but also had not bad support but online learning so hard I cannot listen to any lectures or seminars and most of our lecture recordings were available for 30 days which I found out about at the end of the year so couldn’t re watch classes and resulted to my own learning and YouTube so 9k for YouTube
Haven’t been to uni this year
We had quite a lot of contact hours called ( virtual contact hours) for each module. 1 to 1 or group calls.
Overall I am quite disappointed as mentioned before and I wouldn't probably do it again if I had the choice. I haven't been meeting new people so much and used the facilities we weren't given clear deadlines or methodologies. This has been often justified with the fact that the course has been built like so but it is clear that it wasn't well thought through and we still don't know if we will have an exhibition which is due in couple of weeks!
Covid has affected our lectures so much being 95% online. This limited us to meeting our peers and to use the facilities. Overall I haven't gained much I haven't already done during my BA sadly
Can't really access as much due to covid
Unfortunately for the second term, many of the lecturers have been on an assessment boycott due to the senior management team's ongoing poor leadership. They have, however, continued to be supportive through this period. Module content was amazing for all bar one of the first year modules, though I think Fundamentals of Computer Science really should still be a first year module
Employability team within the Computing department are great, with regular sessions aimed at 2nd and 3rd year students
The lectures were good, videos posted due to covid teaching weren't as high quality as they maybe could've been but we're a good substitute for in person lectures. Lab "virtual contact" was terrifying for me but was a good idea for many others
I wouldn't really know, I was only ever on campus three times in the entire academic year and used the same two rooms (both lecture theatres) on all occasions
Personal tutoring sessions were helpful although rare and seemingly not scheduled until I indicated I was struggling
Considering the pandemic, Goldsmiths have done a really good job of keeping students and staff safe. My course has been entirely online so far, which has saved me a lot of money in rent and travel costs as I am able to study from home. Staff are also more available for tutorials as they aren’t confined to strict office hours. The course itself has been very interesting, with a wide range of guest speakers and the opportunity to complete a work experience placement in an arts or cultural organisation. It is a lot of money to study online, but I feel it has been worth it.
University this year had been a unique experience and journey to go through with both its ups and downs. Whilst there were moments of disorganisation in term of resources, we still persevered as students and lecturers to make this online learning experience beneficial and helpful for us all.
Often informing us on opportunities available now in many forms as well as future job prospects preparation. Always encouraging the use of their great cv writing and interview prep careers services.
I think online teaching has had its ups and downs in terms of accessing content and when eg. Lectures are uploaded or what resources are made available. It has although been easy and helpful to have the same support from lecturers and seminar teachers through email, 1-to-1 chats etc.
It’s relatively easy to access services but the variety is not up to standards in places.
Always keeping us informed on support services available and sending out their support especially during lockdown periods recently.
Its ok just waiting for my course to finish. Does have a lovely feeling since it is a small uni and making friend is easy. I do feel like sometimes youtubers tend to explain things better compared to lecturers.
They do send out jobs related to your field via email. No complaints so far.
Teachers are very helpful and will explain things in a kind and polite way. Lectures are not recorded which is disappointing. During coronavirus many students had to get their work remarked due to incorrect marking.
Think giving 3 stars is a bit generous. During the Coronavirus pandemic we have not receive any financial or emotional support. None of the teachers or assistants emailed us to see if we were fine and in terms of financial support there was none. Other unis such as LSBU, MDX have been providing hardship funding to their students but Goldsmiths didn't give a dime to their students during this pandemic. During early 2020 the university has been going on many protests and strikes which resulted in lecturers taking days off and students getting less help. Learn.gold and mygoldsmiths is sometimes down and students cannot login. SOOO MANY PROBELMS. Currently, the lockdown has eased and the uni should be open (following the social distancing guidelines) if students need help during an emergency situation but Goldsmiths is still providing support to students by just only email. Many problems with this uni and I think they don't have enough money to provide support/resources. Many negative articles online about this uni. I do like the uni since it is small and has a community feeling but they need to fix up!
Decent. Has a few Macs in the library and cycle parking. However, the design of the uni is a bit poor. Doesn't have a lot of open space. They should make a seperate hall just for societies.
New Cross gets a lot of bad rep but never had any issues long as your near to a large crowd and don't wonder off by yourself you'll be good.
Does have societies but i just think not a lot of people have time for them due to focusing on their course.
This is my final year at goldsmiths, next year I am undertaking a pgce however, I have not applied to goldsmiths. Defo wouldn't recommend. If you want to go to a uni that has a lot of stokes goldsmiths is for you
The lecturers are so Unhelpful, from my three years I can name three tutors who were helpful. The uni is constantly going on strick. It was annoying during years 1 and 2 however, just before kickdown uni was on strike for a few weeks, when we got back we were on lock down so you can imagine the little amount of support we recived.
Support offered by uni is non existent. I'm so glad there are a few tutors. Most of the other tutors are too good for people like us. In my first year, my friend and I were treated differently to how the white people were treated but one of our tutors. One of the tutors told us that our religion was based of culture (in a matter of fact way). Unis constantly on on strike and gives no support. During lock down we've received no help. And we're in our final year. Not sure how I'm going to get a degree.
Satisfied with my experience so far, especially with the History department despite the fact that it does not seem the most amazing in rankings. Departments are small and therefore more approachable, same approachability goes for most of my lecturers.
Great careers department, they will help you out as much as they can. My course offers two modules for work placements.
My lecturers and tutors are super friendly and they seem to care about us, personally have had a great experience
Met great friends and good tutors but not enough hours. Great facilities and library. Institutional racism is bad though. And not enough helpful people for extra curricular advice
Independent but not enough hours
Has its ups and downs Just glad I have friends
There’s a careers office. Only been there once so I didn’t say much
I like how interesting it can be I don’t like the unnecessary workload
There’s a decent variety of societies and sports
My tutor is decent Feedback is decent Idk much about counselling But applying for an extension is almost impossible here and it’s very unfair