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
I have felt a little bit anxious so far, becouse English is not my first language, but I'm getting used to it. As I mentioned, I like spend time in library and finding out about new information. Lecturers are really kind and helpful what makes me a little less nervous and stressed.
They make enormous effort on this field. Sometimes I even feel a little bit overwhelmed by this.
I like the topics the most. I find them interesting and inspiring. I don't like the number of hours that we expand on it. There should be more hours to fully cover all subjects
They are very good. I like spending time in library which is open all the time. There are also places where students can get together or develop their passions
Yes, it is
There is huge choice. I think anyone can find something that suits them.
It is great, we can find support on every field we need
loved every minute! my experience as a single parent studying an MSc has been really positive. I would like to encourage more single mothers to study at university of bradford
careers could do more in terms of placements abroad for women with children
most- i enjoy the course layout and content least late lectures
lots of help and support
My overall experience has been good but this is mostly due to the course itself as opposed to the University. I like that it is more vocational as opposed to a more traditional university subject. Generally my experience of the university, staff and facilities has been positive however the student union is quite underdeveloped and there aren't many societies.
I like going on clinical placements and the varied way the course is taught however some lectures can be too long (3 hours+)
ok, could do with more places to get food
university is in a very good location close to the city centre
Not many societies compared with other unis but lots of sports teams
There are lots of places you can get help if needed
I think i gain more experience and i like my university and the course I am studying, also the facilities are good for everyone and the accommodation is near the university
I don't know it
very good lots of help. I did a degree many years ago at Manchester Met , Bradford university is far superior without a doubt in terms of academic help support and teaching . It's location is is not as exciting .
placements, careers department and careers fairs
Its very intense busy timetable and seem to have revise loads and do self directed learning . But this is also very interesting and is expected. The thing I like least is the practical sessions as the groups are too large
can't comment don't really know. Mature student not really used bar etc
Hit and miss the library is 24 hours 7 days a weeks. but if you return books in unstuffed hours in an attempt to take out more , they do not get registered. If you want to join a sports society have to pay for a full years gym membership which is over £100. Parking is good but have to pay for a full year when not using this ,whilst on placements, also close some of the car parks in holiday that you pay for.
Halls are on campus, large supermarket is far, need a taxi or bus, local shops and uni shops are expensive. Lots of unhealthy takeaways nearby and onsite food is expensive. Not much to do in Bradford most students travel to Leeds for entertainment. Gym nearby with a pool and parking, both at an additional cost.
okay lots to do you have the time, if your course is more intense its difficult to find the the time
Very good if you need the help just need to ask.
At first I struggled to get my head around everything thrown at me and I thought that I needed to know it all! This was scary, but with time I started to understand things gradually. My tutors were very excellent and always available to help. I cannot believe they got this much time for all of us. I am starting to love my dream course now - thank God I am finding my head above water.
sensitisation jobs available, better CV creation
well taught both practically and theoretically.
yes i cannot complain
Overall, I have had highs and lows during my university experience but I have enjoyed learning most of the content on my course- it can be quite interesting! I have also enjoyed being close to the Yorkshire countryside and being able to be surrounded by nature has been a wonderful experience.
They hold a variety of different fairs which allow us to network with different companies, these include: part-time jobs fairs, volunteering fairs, graduate jobs fairs and placement fairs and study abroad fairs. They also have a Careers department with whom you can book appointments to work on your CV, interview skills or even to just explore different career options.
I love the elements in my course that are practical and group based learning as this is suited to my style of learning-however the course is a mix of both lectures and interactive learning.
I think that the students' union is good- they are always quite active in letting students know what is going on- getting student feedback and organising events.
The university has good facilities-I particularly enjoy that they have a 24/7 library as well as security patrolling the campus. They also have an onsite gym and sports facilities, which is available for staff and students to use. The life science department also has an interactive-anatomy table which you can book to help you to study anatomy.
There is a lot of accommodation very close to the university- most are a 10 min walk away at the absolute maximum. There is a shopping centre about a 10 min walk from the university- but often travelling 20mins on the train to Leeds gives you a better variety of shops. But there are lots of places where you can go for a nice meal or get a takeaway from. There are smaller supermarkets situated in the town centre and about a 10 min walk away. But there is also a large Tesco in Forster Square which is about a 20-30min walk or you can get a bus/taxi there for not too much. There are places to entertain yourself like cinemas, a bowling alley and an ice rink- however there isn't much of a nightlife except for in the SU.
There is a wide variety of sports that you can take up including lacrosse, football, rugby, horse-riding, water-polo and many others. There are a wide range of societies ranging for theatre, dance, music and film watching to baking, cultural and science-based societies.
There is a lot of support from the university- lecturers are always happy to go through concepts that you don't understand (if you ask them). Lecturer's will also some times hold revision sessions towards the end of a topic/module which are helpful too. There is also a great deal of support given by your personal tutors who are always an email away if you need to discuss something academic or personal. There is also a great counselling service at the university and often people are seen quite quickly- so you aren't left waiting for ages for an appointment.
It has been a good experience so far and I’m looking forward to enjoying the rest of my stay at the uni. I would recommend Uni of Bradford to anyone because my experience so far is worth telling.
I’ve been here for just 6 months and have had at least three career fairs. The uni tries as much as possible to make all these departments available in order to support the students.
The lecturers go out of their ways to make sure that the courses are well thought and the students understand. They provide different materials to support the students.
I think that the student union has a very high standard.
They’re very good and conducive.
My university is just 6 minutes walk from my accommodation and I think that is very okay. And my uni is very close to different local amenities.
I would say that the uni has done its best by making a lot of sporting activities available for everyone. With the number of sports we have at the uni, you can always find one or two to fit in. The societies also encompass every race or country studying at the uni. The societies are very comfortable.
The uni offers good student support. The uni goes out of it’s way to make sure that every student is comfortable. They send emails to check on students when they’re absent from uni for a while and every student has a personal tutor. Every lecturer has hours of feedback with students.
Very hard but rewarding at the same time and is a new step to grow as young adult . At the beginning I was doubtful but if you keep working hard and don't stop striving for your goal to graduate and be someone else, things will be easier for you.
Lectures helping with jobs and career path and helping you to become a top employee
The most i like are the lectures for learning and the least i like is less time to learn how to do it
Its very pleasant they help you with a lot of things like study problems, accommodation and other problems
Yes there's a lot to explore there's a lot if stores you visit and go purchase your belongings in. There's a supermarket called Aldi super close (15 min walk) where there are cheap things for a good price and good distance
I would rate 5 If you like any kind of sport/groups I recommend choosing one and you will not regret
So far, so good. I really enjoy the time spent in my selected society where I get to meet so many people and I have made many friends and enjoy my time in general and get to learn a lot. I like that the uni offers opportunities that teach me skills that just a degree might nit teach me eg. though the job of ambassador I lean how to deal with people and enhanced my communication skills.
There are a variety of opportunities for employability however it is procedural. There is an email of employability opportunities every week. However, the application process is lengthy and procedural.
I like that it is mostly lecture-based but has other forms of teaching eg laboratory sessions. Least liked is that there is not much guidance or information given.
Everyone seems to be doing their job the best way they can. However, I believe the management needs improvements.
Not bad- could be worse.
yes it is.
There is not a large variety of sport or societies but the university is working on it.