The annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) highlight the incredible work carried out by institutions for their students. This year’s awards were based on reviews from over 30,000 students across the UK.
2022 WUSCA winners
Leeds trinity is one of the lest heard of universities in Leeds. I never even heard of it until I went to a university fair, I did a bit of research and learnt that it was a new university and that everything was on campus. It’s a really nice campus with good facilities and a family feel. All the lecturers are really nice and helpful and you get all the support you need. Having an on campus bar is really good as well. The let down of this university is where it is located. It’s located away from the city centre and is a 20 minute walk to the nearest train station. Horsforth doesn’t have anything to do for students so it’s a pretty boring place to live.
My courses currently is being taught mostly in person with some online lessons. The thing that lets my course down is we are encouraged to get placements but I feel the support to find them, especially during covid wasnt that great.
Horsforth is a boring place to live for students
Really lovely accommodation
Leeds Trinity is a lovely university with a family feel to it. The support available to students is especially good.
The course content is really interesting. The lecturers and other students are really supportive, and the lectures are engaging and inspiring.
Horsforth is a lovely area, it feels very safe and there are lots of families living in the area. There are lots of places to go out walking and exercise outdoors. The pubs and places to eat in town are good, however it’s not very lively so most students prefer to go to Headingley or the centre of Leeds for nights out. There are buses and trains which link Horsforth to the centre.
The halls are in a great location next to the student union so feel very connected with the uni and involved in student life, but it’s not usually too noisy. The kitchens are spacious and cleaned regularly. The rooms have good Wi-Fi and are well equipped for studying.
Best: LTU is a small university so I feel like its easier for my voice to be heard and find it easier to have contact with my lecturers. The facilities (library and study areas) are very comfortable to use and I feel very productive when using them. The free shuttle bus is also a huge plus! Worst: Location is quite out of the way which makes it harder to attend campus for anything extra-curricular as the free shuttle bus doesn't run late or on weekends. With it being a small uni you don't really get a buzz on campus and it's hard to make friends if you don't live on campus or join a club.
LTU is very focused on placements and has a lot of good connections with local businesses, therefore I think prospects and placements are very strong. There is a reasonable level of contact time with lecturers, and it is easy to book time with them if needed, however, this may be due to my cohort being small. The course content doesn't touch on many topics I really want to learn about and sometimes the modules feel repetitive. Everything I have loved studying so far has been in self-lead projects rather than taught curriculum. The course lecturers provide a good balance of academic and practical insight and are usually happy to help.
Pros - The smaller uni size makes it easier to get the help needed. - welcoming to people from all walks of life. Cons - the location isn't ideal for commuting students and things such as offering rooms to rent on a day to day basis will help massively.
Well taught and easy to understand course content in all approaches online and in class.
As a second year that began uni at the height of covid, uni life has not been ordinary. I have had no opportunities to make friends at uni and can probably count on my fingers the amount of times I have been on campus.
Very little contact time, and a lot of time is spent on placement therefore it doesn’t seem worth the money of a full time course, when I am barely on campus.
Very small uni, can be great for getting good support, however there’s a lack of social element here, far away from everything, not much here
Really great course, loads of support, great content
Really small area, not much here at all, have to travel to get anywhere and there’s limited train abs bus services
Great accommodation, limited area, good room for what you put
The best thing about Leeds Trinity is the size of the campus. Everything is close together and easy to get to and find. It was one of the main reasons I picked to study here. The worst thing is lecturers don't check their emails over the weekend, so if you have a question and a deadline is near you can't do anything about it
Now after the main year of covid in person lectures are back which makes learning a lot more interesting and easier and I'm very happy to have more interactive lectures within my course. However, some smaller workshops can still be online which is very useful so they have interested online learning into the standard ways. A negative for me is it is nearly all essay based
Assignments have been fun to complete and required me to draw knowledge from all areas of my education, had easy access to lectures I missed due to the recordings being online
Haven’t been able to access resources this year due to COVID
Lots of support for mental health especially during COVID times
Taught online over the year easy to get in touch with the tutors, got help from lecturers on assignments respond on trends within half an hour
Professional placements play a huge part in the course
So far, the university has provided me with a good experience regardless of the pandemic we are currently facing. During first year there was plenty of freshers events to help meet new people and to become involved within university life, and this year they have tried to support this online. Lecturers (especially the forensic ones) have been really helpful via online learning and support, and have still made lectures and sessions engaging and interesting. Overall, I would really recommend this university to others, I have nothing but positive things to say :).
The university offers a good library space, with massive options of books to help research for assessments.
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the course has mainly been taught online via Microsoft Teams. Lecturers as a whole have been helpful and supportive when resolving issues and problems faced.
It's been pretty chill to be honest, it's a great way to put off reality for a few more years and I've saved tons of money from my maintenance loan because I'm a don like that.
They seem great to me, but I don't know how they compare to other universities.
Good. Because the uni isn't very big it means staff actually remember who you are and can dedicate more time to you.
Seems fine, I don't really take an interest.
Seems ok but probably could be a wider range of things on offer.
I like not having all the work spoon fed to me. I don't like directed activities, which are essentially small bits of homework to do weekly that end up making 10% of our grade.
You do a work placement every year of your degree, regardless of what you're studying, which I think is really good.