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
Overall Studying economics at a MMU was a good experience.The course is well structured and well taught. From my opinion is not the best thing is that if someone chooses to study the BSc rout he/she has to score above 50% of the quantitative subject in first and second year, and if you fali to do so there not any way to stay in the BSc route or re-do that subjects. Another problem is that although anyone can choose to do a Quantitative dissertation in third year but if you have failed to score above the previously mentioned 50% in first year, you can not study the subject in 2nd and 3rd year that teaches you how to do quantitative analysis which is (essentially for a quantitative dissemination).
There will always be negatives but they can be overlooked with the positives, the amount of support in place is very high and easily accessible. The online lectures have also been very supported and they have made the best out of a very bad year
We have online lectures every week for different jobs
Especially during the year everyone has had, my tutors had made sure there has been extra additional support every step of the way during online university lectures
There are always emails being sent out to provide us with details on where we can receive any support needed
The course has been great and really engaging to all students even though we are currently online, the range of different projects we have been tasked with have been good for all different mediums and the help provided has been great from tutors.
Many planned activities were cancelled due to coronavirus which is understandable but nothing was offered in its place and I feel that I have not received much value for money. I don’t feel like I have gained any skills or knowledge that will help me in the future except for one module.
They have not been helpful at all, I have a very bleak outlook on my future and don’t see any real job prospects and have been offered no aid or advice or guidance
I feel like there is not enough teaching hours in the course and I’m not getting my value for money, I think I could learn so much more.
In my building there is sometimes a lack of available computers which can be frustrating when you want to get work done and have come a long way.
Mental health support was very good.
During a pandemic, I believe MMU has done an amazing job, from changing their timetable layout for the year to providing excellent and immediate support to students.
A specific site dedicated to finding jobs and internships; very useful careers advisors!
Very easy to get in touch with whoever you need to.
I have enjoyed university this year as it has given me a valuable insight into the law area and field. It has also further emphasised my passion for aiming to become a solicitor and do pro Bono work on the side. This is as I wish to help people and improve their lives.
The University is modern with a large campus and excellent facilities offering students a dynamic learning environment. The teaching quality is high, the lecture theaters and laboratories include advanced equipment and the course is designed to satisfy the needs of all students. The lecturers create an interactive environment and they aim at improving the students' critical thinking and collaborative skills. Moreover, the University provides students with excellent academic and personal support throughout the academic year. Especially under the difficult circumstances with Covid-19, the University managed the situation extremely well from the beginning supporting and quiding students. The Manchester Metropolitan University is constantly enhancing and expanding its facilities and is fairly considered one of the best UK Universities.
Very poor quality of lessons. The unit's subjects are good, but the actual learning is rubbish, professors are not professionals. In most of the cases you won't get any support and you feel you are on your own. Grades cannot be challenged. Avoid by all means...
Extremely bad university. It is waste of time and resources, the lectures are very poor, most of the professors are useless.
Just an amazing place to study. I’ve always felt welcome and included, as the teachers are very open minded and non judgemental. If you want a university that truly strikes to get the best out of every student, MMU is definately it. Also very understanding of personal matters, which many universities can be very insensitive towards. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be a student here.
There are great opportunities at jobs fairs and career support.
Amazing university! The tutors are so dedicated to making sure every single person achieves their best. Very understanding and helpful. I wouldn’t have chosen anywhere else.
I rent privately because it comes out way cheaper than halls. Prices for Manchester are great.
Huge library, offers everything you would need. Also great study spaces in the quiet areas that allow you to focus. Beautiful, clean buildings throughout.
Amazing nightlife and great little places throught Manchester. I came from London to study here and I much prefer Manchester.
Large range of sports available, both competitive or just for fun. The social aspect of them is also great, as often people in the same sport group go out for socials together.
Various tutors will reach out to you and offer support if needed. Though I’ve never used the services myself, I hear great things from my friends who do use them.
Grateful I chose MMU over other nearby universities. Into the 2nd year of my degree and although the covid19 pandemic has drastically changed the layout/plan from my previous/first year, the university's support, especially compared to other universities attended by friends, has made me realise I am lucky to be at MMU. The facilities and support have been excellent.
I would highly recommend MMU to any prospective students considering it as their undergraduate university.
A huge range of societies to choose from. Excellent sports clubs.