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
Boring it’s a animal college needs more hands on experiences!!! Teachers need to talk less and let us get on with practical work eg one of the practical teacher just stood there for 2 hours talking and we didn’t even do any thing! So we basically got changed into our overalls for no reason! This is unacceptable for a uni!
Work placements on walls
There should be more practical hours and more handling as it is pretty boring now
Good we have tutor meetings, should be more
Love it! I think my course has given me so much more experience in the field of work I am going towards. I love the mix of practical and theory based work and that lecturers will always find ways to teach students of a range of learning styles
They bring in different ambassadors for companies relevant to your study to encourage students
I like the fact that we do different learning styles each week to suit each individual but I do find that some subjects can be rushed and students are forced to research things themselves to catch up
Brilliant! Lots of technology for students to use and the veterinary equipment is great to practice on
Really good! Wellbeing is always offered to students that need it but I do find that if you are not a full time student you will have to take time from lessons to go to wellbeing
I am very much liking the college experience, especially moving away from home, I have settled in really well to the college and am enjoying being here, and I look ford to the rest of the year here
There is a careers department and they help you if needed
I'm happy with the modules that we are studying but I feel the timetable could be done better
I feel the facilities are good, there is plenty of thing and activities to do on campus
I feel it can be a very supportive place with lots of clubs and friendly staff who treat you as adults but can joke around with you as well. This is a friendly environment to spend the first year of my course before moving to study at Chester .
Sometimes we receive emails about signing up for research events but none that are free so far.
I like how discussion is encouraged. In workshop lectures, we aren’t in a suitable room as we are all sat in rows so we can’t easily work in groups which means a few will just not participate and end just end up spending the lecture on their phone.
In the library , there are Not enough computers for students to use. They have laptops but that depends on availability.
We can book 15 minute 1:1’s but not once has the tutor arrived on time or apologised for being late.
So far I've had a great college experience, I'm very far from home and I've been made to feel welcome and that being here is my new home. I've enjoyed my course. The food isn't too bad. It's in a nice family area, great lectures and lecturers
We have career drop in sessions with tutors multiple times a week
What I like most is that the course that suited me and what I would like to achieve in life, What I don't like its the little handling sessions I have
Facilities a good, we have an onsite zoo, plenty of computer spaces, study areas for HE and FE
Tutors give back good academic feed back, telling us where we went wrong and what we did well and where to improve. Safeguarding is excellent. There are counselling sessions if we need them
It’s been amazing. Very stressful at times but I feel comfortable on campus and know where to go if I need help. There are multiple activities in the daytime and night for people to get involved with. And the free buses are great for people needing them
Reaseheath is great when it comes to these aspects, college students and most university students are required to do voluntary hours to complete the course. There are also careers and placement advisors that are easy accessible and happy to help when they can.
I like the fact that we are able to access the work at power points from lectures online, and absolutely love the fact we are hands on with animals in practical sessions
The college has great facilities such as a gym, the bar, 24 hour access to ict facilities and much more! Student accommodation here is great, however I think more rules should be put in place to help shared houses be kept clean. The catering systems could also be worked on, perhaps more options and drop prices slightly.
Very good. There are multiple options and people to talk to if need be. And specific people to help for issues.
Good! Good people, interesting teachers and lectures. Social scene not here so much as it’s a small uni but it’s nice that you can know lots of people. Accommodation is great.
Career drop in sessions every week
Most: Small class sizes. Good teachers making lectures interesting and interactive. Least: Some topics covered I don’t feel are relevant.
Very interesting course Teachers always available for questions Small class size which helps with learning and able to ask more questions. Good facilities Interesting lectures.
Really enjoyed it. Hard work and lecturers push us with extra work but great content. Made good friends, all staff are helpful. Subject is varied and keeps us interested.
Not sure yet
Most- knowledgeable lecturers who have all worked in the field Least- IT is not great
Really like the fact the college is small. It means group sizes are small and recking is more focused. Get lots of help from lectures. Decent facilities although the HE canteen could be better
My overall college experience so far is positive. I enjoy getting involved in the practical sessions. The lectures all have their own way of teaching to ensure that I am taking everything in.
My college offers volunteering opportunities around the mini zoo on site for people interested in working in a zoo. They also give advice on your next steps.
I like the interaction in lectures. They could be more subject specific to exotic species.
The facilities are good
It’s amazing, completely new and enjoying it, new terminology and experiences on the zoo or farm itself. Loving the practical side but coursework experience side
Allowing work experience at the zoo on campus , alongside various practical experience
I like most the new knowledge and terminology and least the lack of zoo management
Up to good standards, although could provide better technology within areas
Support is good 24 hour residential services on phone line or in office