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
Good experience due to my interest in the course and relationship with lectures. However overall the uni was very disorganised. Hard to follow up on problems that go beyond the lectures control.
Very supported, promotes lots of future career opportunities
Taught online due to COVID, tutors provided well structured lecture. However teaching hours were reduced
Although the university is very clean. The resources are limited. Missing lots of essential online books.
The uni preach about mental health, but from my experience, I received no support when followed through
This year with studying from home it has been a bit harder to learn. However, with help from the lecturers, I have been able to managed to keep up with the pace of the studies and the year. Coming to the end of the year I feel I have not learnt more than the previous year only marginal gain in the learning.
There are a some opportunities that you can make use of, nothing special.
The course is very good as I am a learning a lot of new skills such as coding in Java and also built a website in my first year. I am also learning a lot of programme and project management which is very good for understanding how large and small scale projects can be delivered effectively. However, there is no special factors, I feel like I could have learn this by researching on my own.
I don’t really stay at the uni or use many of the facilities.
There is a lot of support available form the lecturers, module leaders and the programme leaders.
The remote experience has been great, despite the lack of workshops. The feedback has always been received in time, the support of the stuff has been fast and efficient. Overall, the course has a vast amount of benefits, only with the lack of some equipment for the architectural computing work. I recommend it!
Many available internships, many guests speakers.
The remote classes have been, in fact, of more help than the usual classes. The modules are interesting, however, I would’ve appreciate a better technical teaching, not so much liberating, as it usually is. Many practice hours, which is often helpful.
The facilities are good, however, not accessible all the time.
Great student support!
Overall good. Good response from uni on all information i need on my studies. A lot of resources available online or face to face. I had good interaction with professors and made a lot of friends being a multi cultural university. The study was worth the money. It was amazing being a student of UEL. A lot of help from placement team to find placement
Placement opportunities. Employment hub and alumini
Its was face to face learning at first but changed to online later due to pandemic. Teaching is always appreciable as it should be. Great knowledge with a lot of seminar classes and classes as requested and required. English classes was given as the first language was not english
Library, cafeteria available to study. Quiet places and a lot of places to enjoy. Sports dock and gym facilities
So far the experience I have received is very good even if it is all online. Lecturers and other staff have been trying there best to ensure that everyone gets the help that they need and everything runs as smoothly as possible. I have been helped by the uni very quickly when I was having difficulties learning! I have been offered one on one help and guidance and that was very helpful so overall I’m very happy with this academic year. Do I think that my time at university has been the vale for money. Not exactly as I don’t have access to all the technology and the library and even a quite space to study. That’s why I’d don’t think I got my money’s worth.
To be honest in the times of COVID-19 they are still offering a few internships and god opportunities but there is a limit on what can be done. The good thing is there have been some guest speakers on my course which is very good!
My course is taught fully online for now. It has been for a while I can’t wait to go back to university.
The uni is always spotless! It’s refreshing. There is a small coffee shop that I appreciate, I do wish it was bigger as when you are on a break from a lecture the line can get very very long and you may miss part of your lecture if you wait in line to order. The campus that I go to is quite small but the hole upper level is filled with computers, desks and places to charge devices. With a short walk the the library which is huge. It has a great range of books from what I could see.
I haven’t used any groups so far but there is a wide range available. There is very good mental health support available and it’s made very clear to everyone!
Very poor experience. Wish I had spent my money elsewhere. Material is not challenging and feels easier than my first year of undergraduate. Majority of course are international students, so teaching and assessments are geared towards helping them settle in instead of challenging everyone. Very disappointed as a home student to be on a very easy, spoon fed masters. Extra reading not really expected which is strange for the level the programme is. Communications on gov updates on covid such as in person teaching ending by 9th December was incredibly slow leaving students confused and anxious . In person testing stopped two days before the last day of travel window which.meant it was not of use for many students.
No work placements, industry speakers for MSc, no career service activities or opportunities to develop transferable skills
Blended delivery due to covid 19. Lectures usually consist of copied material from textbooks. Not challenging for MSc level. Lectures can be organised very last minute, over run and in general have no respect for our time.
Utter shocking union. Look above for detail
I live in private halls not associated with the uni.
Lab spaces are average. They are not bad but they are not state of the art either. Sometimes feels like I am back in high school
Worst student union ever. Next to no events, very little effort to make safe in person events. Little facilities available at Stratford - coffee shop shuts by 3pm.
The wellbeing page is just a list of links to other services. Took over 7 weeks to assign academic tutors.
Great university, great people! I am very satisfied with my overall experience at UEL. It gives you the opportunity to develop on personal and professional level.
I am very happy with my overall experience in UEL. It' s a great university that needs a better communication policy to spread its dynamic and deal with the unfair criticism.
They give you many opportunities through carees department.
Students could be more active. Great facilities!
Yes, it' s easily accessible.
They were very helpful and kind. Love UEL team.
I love this uni
I'm personally going through the placement year. They have correct coaches.
Often repeating similar modules. Classes are too early
Not that great
Yes, would appreciate more food options of different ranges
Very happy about the location
Many sports offered, range of different sports teams
It is very good. Feel supported enough.
Careers coaches, mental health courses
I like the way teachers explain the info
Yes - very close to DLR connection
There are plenty of sports within the Docklands campus