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've had a very positive experience at college throughout my years there, that's why I decided to stay on for the two HNC/HND years as I enjoyed the teaching and the content that was taught. I was able to pass through all the years in my courses and successfully end with the certificates in which I went there for and I'm looking forward to the future that college has set up for me with my career development.
The Tutors strive to increase our employability throughout the year with specific emphasis on career development, such as increasing our skills in our own specialised area of expertise to help us get into the Industry and get the role that would be right for us. There was also a regularly updated work placements board, where a Tutor would consistently add placements throughout the Country for us to apply for and would help every step of the way.
I think what I liked the most about the teaching was the in depth analysis on the current subject/project we were learning and that if somebody didn't understand anything, they were there to help you and guide you through it personally. Also probably the best thing for me personally about teaching was the teachers themselves, they'd always be around to help you through things. even if the problem was personal, you could depend on them. The only real down side to the teaching wasn't the teaching itself or how it was taught, just some of the projects as they were writing heavy and could have done with more actually doing things/making things.
The College's facilities were overall very good and there is always Macs around for you use and always a working space for you, as you have designated classrooms. The only downside is that sometimes if you were doing a heavy project that needed an intensive Computer, sometimes the Mac's couldn't cut it and they'd crash.
The support was overwhelming for me personally as even though the College provides a counsellor for personal problems, I didn't require to lean on them as the support from the tutors themselves is immense. The tutors provided me with great academic feedback after ever project with one I could have done better and what I did great with their in depth briefs that show you how to check all the boxes. Also they have your back and will support you throughout your personal problems and help you in anyway that they can.
Its been great, I've been places I never thought I'd go like Berlin and London. I've learnt how to develop on Unity and Unreal Engine 4 and 3D Blender. As well as how to work and operate a film camera and how to manage a film crew in a professional environment.
Its alright, gave some practical skills for employment, gave us an professional environment to work in as well as a number of websites and numbers to look at to get a job in the work place.
I liked most the amount of independent study we got. I liked least the amount of academic study we got, especially when It came to the games development units.
They are adequate, always available and up to date. Although the lack of dedicated PC is an issue with the games development units.
The teachers are great, always available for help, friendly and always going the extra mile.
Every moment I had at college was brilliant and I enjoyed every aspect of it from the class to the trips The software that college provides allows me to gain huge amounts of skills and problem solving within the necessary jobs that I would prefer to be part of/work for
It better advances my skills in 3d design and level design, throughout different methods and allows the use of different tools which are used within the game industry
I liked most about course the fact that it enables you to design your own game the only thing I didn't really like was the course felt the same as the year before
The teaching was brilliant and if we ever had problems then we could get the help needed. Feedback was also a great help as it supplied details on what was needed to get the needed grades
Overall, I thoroughly enjoy my time t college. The support given is great and ensures all students get what they need in order to succeed. I have been involved in many different events at the College and have gained a lot of life skills, friends but more importantly practical work experience which has helped me to get a job and enhanced my CV.
My tutors work very closely us to ensure we get into the right work placements that are beneficial to us. During my time at LMC I have undertaken work placement abroad through the Erasmus+ projects allowing me to gain more skills and become more employable. These projects are a great idea as it allows me to enhance my CV, and personal confidence as often have to find a way to communicate with students who don't speak very good English. We do units that relate directly to employability, personal + professional development and work experience and tutors are always available to guide and advise.
I like the variety of tutors we get and their different knowledge, even about subjects they don't tech. Tutors often find the time to help and advise about units and topics and are well equipped to find you the answer! I'd quite like to see more 1 on 1 time with a tutor perhaps once a month just to sit down and look over progress.
The facilities, especially within the sport department are second to non. We have full access to a fully equipped gym, x2 large indoor facilities, MUGA and 3G pitch which we regularly make use off. All classrooms have all necessary equipment and working computers and higher education programmes have access to quiet study rooms where no other students are allowed which is a great place that make use of on a regular basis.
My personal tutor is always on hand to offer support to me when needed both on a personal level and academically. She puts a lot of time into ensuring I know what I need to do in order to reach my goals. I really appreciate all the time and effort my tutor puts into me and my course it is great! I have never had to use the college wellbeing team however if needed I wouldn't hesitate as they make themselves known and ensure they always have an open door policy.
Poor. Teachers dont care about their students, only about money and cant teach a frickin thing! Any other College in the United Kingdom is better than this. They treat it like a school and when there is class disruption they do nothing. One day there was a whole week where no teachers were available to teach a class. Worst place in the World.
Not very helpful in job prospects
Teachers cant teach a thing
No support for students. Nobody should go to this College
Tutors did not teach me properly and showed a lack of concern for poor grades, hence they don't care about their students. They didnt teach me referencing and accused me of Plagiarism and when resolved accused me of using Wikipedia. They dont care about problems till the last minute. WOULD NOT ALLOW MY CHILD TO COME HERE SHOULD I LIVE IN THIS AREA IN THE FUTURE!