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
So far i am very satisfied with my university. I know if the pandemic was absent things would be even better! The university never stopped trying and working to provide us with a great experience
Even though we are having online classes now due to the pandemic the lecturers and generally the university and its services continue to be very supportive!
It was probably one of the worst times of my life mentally. I had 0 motivation to attend online lectures which would cut out due to Internet connectivity issues probably at least three times a day. Some lecturer's were understanding about deadlines and mistakes some were not. Noone was horrible maybe just a but stern but I prefer stern teachers. Students on my course do not care. I've barely been to any lectures yet somehow I'm passing so I guess thats going good.
The area im going into has space job prospects compared to the other branches of engineering anyway so it my fault. We have had guest speakers on the different branches of engineering but that's it.
My course was meant to be blended but it has been 100% online. 0 contact with my personal tutor he didn't even reply to my emails.
I wouldn't really know i haven't been able to use anything other than one shared space which was clean and fun.
They send emails about mental health but other than that absolutely no support.
It a great course, fun and very coursework base but due to the pandemic there was less contractions with the lectures, make it less enjoyable, and due to all the students are in there home making the lecturers difficult to reply on emails so less help from the university. The worst thing paying so much money on accommodation and not even using it even for 1 full semester �
The university support has been great, good contact with my personal academic tutor has helped me adapt to the change in circumstances. The university has been very accomodating and accepting providing courseworks in place of exams and extensions to help manage the workload. Furthermore, they provide laptops and online books. They have also been understanding in terms of submissions which has been very helpful. This academic year has proven to be very good despite the covid-19 situation.
Staff were supportive and made the course enjoyable. The university provided us help when we needed it. There are lots of societies and ways to get involved in the university. They provided great support during the pandemic to make it easier for us.
I really liked my lecturers because they were understanding and excellent teachers. My favourite thing about my course was the lab sessions which were very proactive and promoted independent learning.
It has been a great experience of studying at Bradford University and I hoping to be back for my masters when ever I decide to start. The lecturers are so helpful and provide you with all the help when needed and having a personal tutor at the start of the course allows you to dicuss any problems you may have and they support you through out.
I have had an opportunity to go on a work experience during year 2 and year 3 as a part of my course and the student services has been helpful with preparing us for job search, applying for jobs and interview techniques.
Due to covid 19, we are having online lectures and seminars. Receiving all the support through email and zoom calls.
The university has easy access for the students with special needs. And it is always clean and easy to navigate.
Student support services at Bradford University allows all the students to take help when needed and also has been supporting students during covid 19 through email. And it looks afters everyone's needs and mental health support is provided.
Overall I have had a good experience at university considering that my final year of studying is during a pandemic. The tutors have been very helpful and the teaching has been completely online which I surprisingly prefer over face to face teaching which I had during my first and second year.
My university experience was great. Made lots of connections with people on and outside of my course. Teaching was okay most of the times however tutors aren’t as bothered about students.
The university is in a great location close to City Centre
Personally support from tutors was awful. A reference was given when applications was closed and cannot proceed onto the next stage of my academics due to this. Little communication.
I would rate the university experience 8/10 for UoB. This is for many reasons. All the positives that could be said about the university I have already mentioned. However ther e are 2 negatives left in my personal opinion. The city itself drags the university down a huge mile. Lack of entertainment in the City leads to people going to Leeds, Manchester or York. This GREATLY impacts the experience because outside of the university bar you will almost never see university students going out. UNLESS there is an organised event going on. This makes the city quite barren and only really alive 2/3 days a week which is a shame since as a student you have a lot of free time. Besides that the biggest complaint I have is the 2020 award the university received. Honestly I think its the biggest scam ever for a majority non white university the university sports teams in particular seem to be overwhelmingly white. Now me as white person I don't really have any issues one way or another. HOWEVER I doubt that any race is inherently more or less athletic than any other so I am stumped when I see majority white people when I come across sports teams that aren't mine (even though mine are majority white aswell). Perhaps its a cultural thing. IF thats the case fair enough but in my honest and unapologetic opinion that award should be stripped from the university. 8/10 Fantastic university for introverts.
My course at the very least is incredibly tailored towards employement. Everything from lectures to labs are there to make you employed. This year so far we had 2 modules out of 6 that are directly linked to future employement which is great to see. That is probably why the University of Bradford students get so many job offers when they leave. That and employement events occur at the university more often that people need them which is a good thing.
Most I like the fact that you can study without going to lectures. I like the fact that exams will not only have stuff you have learned on the syllabus but a little bit extra. Most students are here to get a job not a career therefor extra bits are completely irrelevant especially when grade limits are so high, a student can show effort from achieving a higher grade than needed instead of learning extra bits for the subjects they enjoy.
Honestly this is one of the areas I am the least involved in. Probably because elections of the students union mean very little to an average student. Changes made by the SU are irrelevant to most people however I do appreciate that we have someone to stand behind us in case abuse of power came from the University. And I am glad that this university doesn't strike as often as I expect a university to strike.
Not much to say here other than everything you would need is here. Slightly annoying that software has a capped number of computers that it can be on at any given time but this is a minor complaint since rooms are dedicated for specific disciplines.
The university is placed close enough that everything is in walking distance. I guess the only drawback would be the fact that food shopping is slightly further away than what most people would like without a car however that doesnt concern me cause I like to walk anyways.
Even though compared to other bigger universities the choices are smaller. I would still say that most sports that you would prefer to play are present. Sports clubs tend to be very inclusive however majority of the university students DO NOT participate in any sports, and from the ones that do only about half participate in social events. I have only been apart of a small society so far but from what I have gathered its a really enjoyable experience to those that like to socialise without sports. Sadly I wont give it a 5 star rating due to some societies being overly zealous when it comes to attracting people.
If you need support you can get it. At the same time the university wont baby you which is a good thing. All in all this is amongst the strongest features of the university. Most lecturers will tell you how to get help.