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 university experience at Loughborough University London so far has been fantastic. Everyday I'm being immersed in the topics that I came here to study and being challenged to go out and learn as much as I can.
Most - on our Sports Business and Leadership course we have been privileged enough to take multiple trips to see and speak to individuals related to our studies. Least - this has only happened to me on one occasion but the number of students on the module was too great for to room we had been allocated.
Good representation but no facilities
Due to the small campus they are limited to career and academic services e.g. careers office or library but they are very good
Societies are good but there are no sports teams on this campus, which is surprising/disappointing given the strong sports reputation of Loughborough University.
The university offers a lot of things to everyone. From learning new modules to playing sports. There is a good culture among the students and everyone makes it a point to be very friendly. My overall experience would be very good.
The most liked ways would be that this course is not like other courses, it does not have examinations but relies more on assignments and course work to improve the understanding of the module.
Very good The students union always try coming up with innovative ways for students to take part in various activities
The London campus is fairly small Facilities are limited but it has all the required ones
Yes, the university is fairly close and there is a shuttle service as well to Here East. This gives us an option to either walk or take the shuttle when the weather isn't great.
The support we get from both, the counseling and the teachers is very good. There is a space for students to address their concerns that is open all 5 days of the week. As for the teachers, email is the option to go about it and you get a quick response as well
Overall good with good networking opportunities. Being based in London there is a lot of benefits students can take up offered by the university. The student reps are great.
Very good but is often compared to the main campus which offers a lot more.
Most; knowledgeable staff Least; No consistent teaching style
Limited facilities but has all the essentials.
University has hardly any public transport options. There is a shuttle from Stratford station but that is not beneficial for those that live the other side of the campus. Local amenities are good.
0/10 there are no societies/sports at Loughborough London.
Really amazing! I look forward to recommend more students from my country. The staff is very supportive and willing to help the students. The university always strives to make the student experience better by taking feedback and bringing changes.
Career Fairs and events.
It is very interactive and informative. The least is that there are no field trips for our course.
Not very active but the voice is definitely heard.
It is just 1 stop away from tfl.
No sports but lots of social events.
Very supportive and always looking to improve.
Best uni experience I have ever had. Glad I joined this university over others. Studying in the best sports university in the world makes me very happy and proud.
Yes! 15 minute walk
Being based in London offers plenty of possibilities. Moreover, the supervision team is helpful, responsive and supportive academically and otherwise. Other aspects are deficient. As an example, being Loughborough the world leader in sport, we are provided with no sports facilities or activities.
Plenty of seminars, events and employability fairs aimed at increasing job prospects.
Plenty of flexibility and support. Massive lack of methodological training.
No Student Union. LSU is run by a member of staff, thus no representation of student interest whatsoever.
It's a very small campus. What we have is of very high standards. However, we lack many resources and facilities, such as library or labs.
Yes, very convenient.
Very poor, nonexistent.
Academic support is good in terms of supervision. Non-academic staff seldom is of help.
Hasn’t been as lively as I expected, only know people who I met on a course before joining the university. Certain pieces of information I was hoping to be sign posted to has not occurred yet such as financial and foreign language opportunities
Constantly sending emails for opportunities but I’d like to have the opportunity to request specialised opportunities
Most - Lecturer is happy to stop at any point to answer questions Least - not enough video demonstrations to explain concepts
I haven’t been exposed to the student union
Would just like a changing facility for when I come directly from training
Yes, it’s located around the corner from Stratford Westfield and Stratford centre
I haven’t been exposed to societies or sports but the university is located in a place with access to several sports
Haven’t has access to academic support or personal support as of yet other than contact with the employability and careers team which has been great
Totally, I got many learning outcome through this university. A wide range of events and workshops are hold almost every week. Also, classes are well structured by great lectures. I believe that Students can maximise their ability in this environment, if they do their best.
Insane. They provided the number of opportunities like workshop with forefront proffesionals, field study at world class sports environment, competition with other briliant university and indivisual work consultant. Also, dissertation would be one of best way to increase employability, since it can include internship with great partners.
most: We can learn a lot from forefront professionals voice and environment least: Dissertation preparation class should be considerable.
Not, because it seems like not active in this campus.
Almost satisfied. New building, technology equipments are available for 24/7. But sometimes I felt badly, since lecturer does not care about the room light. If it become senser light, it's briliant.
Beautiful. I like this city, mix of urban and nature. Especially in sports students, here is special place, since Olympic park and Stadium are right there. We can feel it everytime. Additionally, the access to city of London or wherever Europe is simplly easy.
Loughborough Rugby Club is the team I'm supporting, even it is located in main campus, since I'm rugby person. They are our proud. Another one is Loughborough London Enterprise team. I often participate the events organised by that team. The organisers are really friendly and passionate, also, supportive practically. Their work is outstanding.
academic: Every tutors always try to do their best, so we can learn a lot. and The online university website can manage everything about module, it makes our study and communication with lecturer, including feedback, in each assignment more easier and efficiently. personal: Career support is relly helpful. We can ask knowlegeful staff about self future career. I personally like the 1 on 1 counselling since it solves a lot of things in short term.
The university of the year and it's well known for very high ranks in student's experience. I really enjoy being a student in the university, it's a very good experience and people here are very friendly and easy to talk to.
As a full-time student at Loughborough University London, I believe the university is doing a great job when it comes to increasing our chances to be employed in the market. The university has a program called Skills Check and being evaluated by qualified recruitment and development experts had a very positive impact on me as I feel I'm more able now to know what to focus on, what workshops to attend and how the work market looks like. I received my skills check report and it was structured to examine communication and soft skills, presentation skills and teamwork. The university also has a module called enterprise thought curriculum where the enterprise hub works to connect students to the industry and companies. For entrepreneurs, the hub also provides support, mentoring and grants though competitions for students interested to start their own businesses.
I feel like the student's union is more active in the main campus than the London campus.
London life is very active but stressfull at the same time. But I like it
My university experience has been very enjoyable so far - easily meeting my expectations. The course has been intellectually stimulating, and it has been exciting being at Here East in the Olympic Park.
Loughborough University London does a lot to increase our employability prospects. It is incorporated within our curriculum. All students take part in the Collaborative Project where in teams we work on on real-world problems given to us by collaborating firms like Chelsea FC and WaterAid. We also take part in Skills Check - which assesses students' skill-sets and provides personal advice on ways to improve. The careers department is also very useful - providing helpful advice, consultations and advertising relevant vacancies.
Courses are taught very well - lecturers are sector specialists who teach on engaging and relevant topics. Lectures are interactive with plenty of student debate and discussion. Classrooms are modern and most lectures are recorded too. The only negative is that lectures last 3 hours and sometimes it can be hard to maintain full concentration.
The Students' Union is pretty underdeveloped in my opinion - events and societies are rare. However it is understandable that this is usually the case with postgraduate universities.
The facilities are excellent - sleek, modern rooms and spaces; WiFi coverage; food and drink availability; plenty of study spaces; and great location.
We are located in the Olympic Park which has plenty of activities and opportunities. Also students can explore the wonders of London, given we are close to Stratford tube station.
Very minimal - could be improved.
I haven't yet experienced it - but the university offers plenty of personal and academic support. You can regularly meet with lecturers to discuss studies and get advice.