The annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) highlight the incredible work carried out by institutions for their students. This year’s awards were based on reviews from over 30,000 students across the UK.
2022 WUSCA winners
Low academic reputation Low ranking Not good for career development, understaffed, underresourced, slow for change. Too expensive Inexperience associate deans
Inadequate materials Unprepared staff
Buckingham University is not well-funded and well-reputable institution in the UK. Low level of education and an extraordinary career. It will not prepare students for work by endowing them with numerous transferable skills.
Bad quality of accommodation
Making friends is easy Online studies is hard
9 am classes are hard for students to attend but in all it is easy to contact a lecturer
Since it’s a small community it’s really nice and peaceful to study in. Although the location makes it hard to find something fun to do the students union organises parties and fun stuff almost every week
It’s very well thought out course, gives a lot of opportunities to learn yourself and be curious about everything.
Due to it being a smaller uni, many of the classes (especially in the humanities courses are quite small (less than 10 students) making the learning more personalised and making it easier to communicate queries with lecturers. Whilst the campus is in a small town so lacking in shopping and general nightlife it is only a short journey to Milton Keynes
The low rating for Tutor is due to not meeting mine despite multiple attempts to, though I am attempting to get a different one. You have a 2 hour lecture/seminar followed by a hour long tutorial (often straight after or a day later). Teachers are able to move learning online if necessary and have done so last minute to avoid potentially speading Covid. Generally lectures will respond to emails same or next day.
It's a relatively quiet town, with a diverse range of small supermarkets spread around. Whilst there isn't much of a nightlife there are a few good pubs and restaurants and it is only a small commute of a 20min drive to Milton Keynes where there is more on offer.
My overall experience has been alright. Online lectures were not favourable but worked fine. Although the support has not been the best, going back to in-person teaching will surely improve it.
I’ve really enjoyed my experience so far, there has only been one class that i’ve struggled to get along with due to the group based final project (which is clearly difficult to complete in the circumstances) but aside from that i’ve had plenty of support. That being said, we have not had the same access to the facilities and so I don’t think its right that we have to pay the same full price!
No idea, i havent yet been able to study on campus due to the Pandemic
I’m always getting emails about groupd and events and my personal tutor is always available for a good chat!
The course is currently online only, should hopefully be in person for the summer term. There arent a great deal of teaching hours per week (3 hours per module, 9 hours total) but the classes give us everything we need to crack on with self learning for the rest of the time. The majority of my Tutors are very very easy to get hold of and can usually do a 1 to 1 call the same day i message them!
I’ve not yet graduated but I constantly see my uni posting and emailing job oppertunities and guest speakers giving advice!
I came to the University in January 2020, unfamiliar with the UkK legal system and the study format. The university has helped me a lot in understanding how to study in the Uk and most of my modules were highly interesting and intellectually stimulating. They tried to do their best for online teaching, experimenting with new methods of teaching and making it as interactive as possible to prevent us being too bored at home. there was sufficient guidance on exams and summative coursework and so far I quite enjoyed my course despite the whole pandemic.
It has been a great experience. As there are relatively fewer people in the course as opposed to other Universities, each student is well known by the lecturers. The staff are very friendly and supportive. I would definitely recommend the University of Buckingham.
It is pretty decent. All the required software is installed on the University Computers.
Staff are very friendly and have an open-door policy which has been very helpful. Personal support has been great too.
They promote events happening every week.
It is in a good location. The town centre was around 10/15 minutes by walk. It was a 30 minutes bus ride to go to Milton Keynes.
They are good but it could do better with having a bit more variety of societies. As the University is relatively small, not many people get involved.
Tutorials and workshops are very nice and hands-on which helps re-enforce what is taught in the lectures. The small class size helps everyone get involved. Could make lectures more interactive.
They have career support and hold workshops on how to prepare to apply for work.
It is very safe and well maintained. Kitchens, toilets and shower rooms are cleaned every day during the weekdays.
Location is very convinient, condition is well. Cost is very high. However the room sizes are extremly small.