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
Couldn’t be happier to have picked SRUC for veterinary nursing! It’s very practical based and really hands on which I love a lot. The lecturers are lovely and in our online (for now) lectures they make sure to try and keep us engaged and give us breaks as they know online learning can be a bit difficult and most of all they try to make it fun! If you’re looking to do veterinary nursing in Scotland I’d definitely recommend SRUC - you might be a bit hesitant at first since it’s out in the countryside and not a city but it’s definitely worth it for the practical learning than you receive on farm etc.
In veterinary nursing specifically, you’re practically 100% guaranteed to get a job after graduation. 3rd year is a whole year of work placement in a veterinary training placement and you’re sure to learn practical skills in the animal care training centre on campus.
Lecturers are really friendly and approachable - they always make it known that if you have any questions outside of lectures to give them a message on teams and they’re always happy to respond and help you out!
Animal Care Training Centre is great, there’s so many species to work with that you might not have expected as well as the theatre for observing surgeries. There’s also the farm for working with the cows and sheep as well as stables for the horses. Everything you’d need!
If living on campus you’ll be a bit out of Dumfries as the campus is more out in the countryside but a fairly short drive or buses are available into the centre of Dumfries so not too much of a worry.
Student Association are very lovely, they try their best to get everyone involved and make sure we have our voices heard.
Have felt totally forgotten. Lecturers make no attempt to educate a bare minimum of reading of slides is delivered. When asking for help response was read over the slides
No employability prospects. Only off campus work in their own farms so students leave with no real life experiences
Lecturers are totally unapproachable. Would miss classes with no excuse. No attempt to target individuals needs
Terrible never been made aware of who student union is
Terrible. University is dirty and lecure rooms have been produced as cheapas possible with tiny seats and over crowded rooms
Very little options
No support. The only people who receive help are those who shout the loudest. Lecturers don't have any time for students. Don't care if they understand information