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
I'm in my third year at the moment and I wanted to write this review a little early because I have a lot of thoughts. Let's start with the positives. The animation module is the best one out of all the practice modules. The tutors are really helpful, as well as the technical advisors. I felt like I learned a lot and the module is very creatively fulfilling. It's my favourite part of the degree. It gets hard but in a good way. This uni might be a good place for creatives. You get to meet (some) likeminded people. Now onto the negatives. (very quickly, I know) Please look up the several Goldsmiths scandals and you'll get the idea of the kind of people who go there. The university sweeps these under the rug and the SU has tried taking down some videos. Goldsmiths is the master of sweeping things under the rug, we'll come back to that), and their hypocritical "safe space" policy. They refuse to talk about anything objectively. By the end of a lecture/seminar at Goldsmiths you kind of feel that the person leading it is pushing you into a direction that they want, trying to convince you of their perspective instead of listening to your opinion and encouraging a discussion (this is true about everything they teach, not just communism). Regardless of your beliefs, this is not how a university should function. They (directly or indirectly) encourage a certain kind of behaviour. The students act in the exact same way because they have a "safe space" to do so. Why is that every time something like this happens it's always at Goldsmiths? The first article has a good quote: "Goldsmiths is the kind of place where you stick out if you don’t stick out. You feel under pressure to be eccentric and unconventional and have the most radical opinions about everything." This is a nice way to say the university encourages students to be extremists.
They don't do much.
Very bad area. There are things to do but it's very unsafe. As a woman I've been harassed multiple times.
There isn't a lot but for a relatively small uni it's fine.
Personal tutors rarely contact you about anything and if they do they cancel the meeting in the last minute (this has happened to me three times already). I did not personally go to counselling but several of my friends told me they're useless and they ended up feeling worse not better after coming out of counselling or they were just not much help in general.
I think they should all be re
As the PGCE is predominantly work based, the time spent at uni is limited, but help is always available
Good that uni time is in blocks
Good that uni time is in blocks
Not really involved as course is also work based
Been good the couple of times I've accessed
Good transport links
No time as course is work based too
Been good the couple of times I have accessed
Interesting descriptions poorly executed
Cafes have poor selection, expensive and rarely open
Good range of bars
Good options but poor contact
Sometimes lecture topics don't have relevance in working prospects
Student friendly and helpful
Cafe food selection poor and expensive
Decent pubs and supermarkets.
Labs are so long, I would rather have a lecture, as modules are hard
Lectures are good, Labs are too long. Groups are too big in labs, hard to ask questions
Only a small cafe and bar.
Food very expensive for a uni
Careers department is useful
Lectures are interesting
Tutors are easy to talk to
Expensive Very Expensive