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
Manchester Metropolitan University is a prestigious University offering students the perfect environment to expand their knowledge in their field and therefore prepare them to be great professionals in the society. Finally, I strongly believe that it is a privilege to study in Manchester Metropolitan University.
The quality of education is high and the professors as well as the personal tutors are very helpful, supportive and approachable. In fact there is a great collaboration between the students and the professors which is characterized by professionalism. In addition to that, the content of the course is great and you are given the opportunity not only to expand your knowledge in terms of the theory but apply the theory to practice as well.
The infrastructure of Manchester Metropolitan University is truly amazing. The campus is large and the facilities which are constantly being upgraded, are outstanding, offering students an excellent environment to study and advance their skills. Finally, the Library which is open 24 hours is a great place to study and is very organised.
The professors as well as the personal tutors are very helpful, supportive and approachable. They are willing to assist you in any problem you may have to deal with and generally there is a fantastic cooperation between students and personal tutors.
Hard to adjust to the new lifestyle and new teaching methods and hard to manage time but overall exciting. Nice to meet new people from different backgrounds. Deadlines are very stressful and hard to cope with
We have a placement on our course and it was not managed correctly from both ends as employers did not reply aswell
Like the engaging seminars however need more explanations on what our exams are actually on as everyone is unsure and also more time to do our assignements so like explain our assigments more than 3 weeks before they are due as theres not enough time then to manage
Great location and good facilities
Good however need to explain the facilities to first years for example how to use the printer's
Yes it is an okay distance from my accomadation however due to it beibg in the brooks building i have to walk due to no buses coming from where i live to my building.
I feel like there should be a society for musicians that can do gigs all together to raise money for charities as the only musical society is a choir.
My tutor is amazing and they give lots of support in times of need
My university experience so far has been more amazing than i expected. I have been given a lot of support and experience from the first generation scheme, for example i won a Rising Star award at the Jobs4Students Awards for promoting the scheme, and now i have been invited to celebrate the scheme at the House of Lords next month.
The university do monthly, or weekly, sessions to help with careers advice and skills workshops which are really useful. And as i am on the First Generation Scheme, i have already been ablento access career advice and skills workshops from the university since i was in college, and this has been really beneficial
I like the seminars most at this university because they are small classes, around 8-10 people, so its very one to one learning. This helps with studying for exams, and every class offers more suppory towards the exams which i didnt experience in my foundation year. This shows the university has improved over the last year. I least like a specific course in general
The students union is good with student representation as if i have any queries or concerns about my course or the university in general i can speak to anyone and it will get raised at the meetings
I believe the facilities are good at the university and if anything ever needs improving or updating you can always speak to someone
As the university is based on Oxford Road it means it is in the centre of Manchester, next to a train station and on the route of plenty of buses. This means its great for local amenities and the accomodation is either on campus, a couple of minute walk away or a few minute bus ride. They are easily accessible
The variety of sports and socieites is great. Yet i think its amazing that if you dont see a society you like you can create your own with support snd funding from the university. The university offer discounted gym membership to certain students so i found this great to get to know the sports team
I have found the support at uni to be great, both academic and personal. Tutors have found time to help me out of office hours when i have struggled with essays and revision. And when it comes to personal, i have been offered tonnes of support from the first generation scheme
University has been on of the best experiences where you grow up so fast and learn at such a fast pace. The learning really is in your own hands if you don’t want to work to your full potential that is your decision but there is masses of support available for those who want it
Lots of probono events and networking
How well organised everything is on the course
Great location in central Manchester with lots of amenities near by
An extremely large variety of sports available from competitive to non competitive
Amazing the student hub is perfect for getting in contact with the right department
I love university as it’s a new experience with my learning and also meeting new people. For future students I recommend being confident and speak to people as others may be in the same place as them because no one knows each other as it’s all a new start.
The university helps individuals by giving them links to job websites and the most popular one is Jobs4students.com
I like the course because it interests me and helps me focus as it’s something that helps me become what I want to be in the future. However I don’t like how fast they go in the course causing me to be behind in notes and having to catch up.
The student union accepts everybody and is a comfortable place for students to socialise and to relax with a lot of things available such as stationary and foods
The universities facilities are acceptable as they have computers available and the library has sources to use for exams and assignments, however sometimes there’s not computers available as there is a lot of people.
Yes I believe it is placed in a good location. The building I am in is close to the union and I am able to commute from home with ease because of public transport.
I’m happy with the variety of societies there are as it matches a lot of individuals personalities
I think the help from tutors is always there.
Overall I have had a good experience but the time has gone quickly. One thing I would tell future students about first year is to make sure you manage your time effectively and do your assignments early and when you know about it. As well as this make sure that you make notes during workshops and lectures because if you don’t then it is likely that you will fall behind and you never actually catch up which makes it difficult to answer questions.
Yes there is a wide range of sessions and one to ones that we can take part in to help us.
I like the fact that there is a clear structure to everything and it’s easy to understand however I don’t always like the way my tutors teach me because everyone learns different. I personally sometimes thing that we go over the simple areas but we quickly pass the difficult areas which everyone needs more time on.
They do represent student and the fact individuals can become course rep is really interesting and something I do take part in.
There is a wide range of support available to students so if we have any questions or problems then we can go to them to solve the problem or ask the question. The student hub is a great help because you can go to someone and they will help you. I
There is a wide range of societies and sports one can take part in.
The support is always there academically because we can always go to our tutors or email them and personally there is a range of counselling help available to students.
Its been great they help us in ever way possible by providing drop in sessions also encouraging us to join other societies and being more active by doing sports
They make a lot of efforts by giving us extra classes
I love workshops and hate morning lectures
I think its also going great
Yes it is
Its great i think so
It's been good. There are different support available. The fact that they provide bursary automatically to those students who are eligible is amazing- didn't have to apply myself, saved time! Also, I struggle sometimes the way some teachers explain and how they don't provide enough help.
Everything is good. But I don't feel i receive enough help and don't like the way some teachers explain. This makes stuff hard to me and then hard to change the class.
Yes its perfect. Takes me 15 to 20 mins
Could be given more support with work and revision classes for every unit you do. So misconceptions can be cleared before the exam.
It’s been very good. Lecturers and tutors are really supportive and the course is interesting and very useful days spread out nicely so we have lots of free time too
Full unit for professional development and countless careers, skills and placement workshops available
All units taught simultaneously and very structured so it’s easy to know if you’re behind on any work. Dislike the length of tutorials
It’s very good and do a lot for the student life
Very good and new
Yes. It’s very close to accommodation and to supermarkets and bars
Very good. Available to everyone and easy to access through the hub
I have enjoyed my time at university so far. I am really enjoying my course and what I’ve learnt so far. Joining a society to find friends you have things in common with is important and would recommend it to all future freshers.
The careers service is helpful in building employability skills, interviewing skills and looking for jobs opportunities. Placements are encouraged in my subject but not compulsory. Tutors will help you towards securing one.
I like that we get taught a very broad range of skills which is needed in modern journalism. It is very interactive and practical. How the skills relate to work after graduation is always explained to us. The thing I like the least is sometimes communication about reading weeks and coursework.
I like the events the student union puts on, it’s a good way to try new things. It has good facilities to help students with everything from accommodation to money problems. I think it represents students well too.
University facilities are good. The library has lots of computers, software such as adobe and Microsoft and work spaces. Other buildings around uni also have computers to use. There is lots of equipment available such as cameras and recorders to use for coursework and outside of university. The library can get very full around deadlines and it’s very difficult to find space but I think this is being worked on.
The location of my university is very good along oxford road where lots of buses are available at all times of the day. It is very close the Manchester town centre, close to a range of restaurant, bars and clubs. Everything is convient and on campus, close local shops and takeaways.
The range of sports societies is great, but as someone who is not interested in this there is not very many other societies that are as regular meeting and fun. Other societies don’t go out every Wednesday like sports societies.
I can access support from my personal tutor for any problems I have with coursework or outside of university and have done. The feedback we receive is critical so we know how to improve. The counselling services are ok, but could do with some improvement as when I accessed them I didn’t receive much help.