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
The first year was very stressful with many disappointments concerning some expectations about the university. The stress was mainly due to the lack of knowledge on certain academic matters like writing an essay, referencing and researching. However it was also very enriching in terms of personal and academic development.
there is a career centre dedicated to helping students with CVs, cover letter and interviews, assessment centres. However there is a no transparency in regards to programmes like Erasmus (on what basis they accept students for the programme) and there is lack of communication with the programme coordinator and faculty during the exchange period.
I like the professional and strongly academic way in which the courses are taught, the access to academic literature and the very up to date knowledge. I don't like that there is only four courses taught per semester and so only 7hours per week of lectures and seminars.
They represent minorities well but the outcomes of their actions stay unclear for me.
Relatively poor condition of the amenities and the flat itself, good location and safety. The cost is the same as for other similar flats in the area
Yes my university is 15 min walking distance from the place I live and there are many local amenities.
There are many societies however not developed so well in terms of activities, regularity and organisation.
The support is relatively good. There was a new well-being centre established a year ago.
It's been great to arrive abroad and start a postgraduate degree. The uni experience is quite different then I'm used to and has been good so far. The level of the topics we're handling in class is quite high but we take to long to handle each subject. With more self-study and exercises we could've been further.
I get loads of mails I'd see as spam but I feel like undergraduates can take a lot of advantage from it.
Not really interactive. Speed is slow and not a lot of self study so far. Could be better
Good so far, can see they put effort into it.
Expensive, 164 a week for only a room and access to a shared kitchen
Good so far
It has been very good overall. I am happy with the way I have been treated. I feel the course will be good for my career. I enjoy living in the heart of London
They appear to be well funded
There is a good degree of flexibility, and the staff go out of their way to encourage good representation of a diverse student population.
It is excellent
good, good, good, extortionate
I enjoyed my course so much and met people from all over the world which gives an extra to the course since this intercultural interchange gives you different perspectives and understanding from different cultures.
incorporating programs/placements/internships available into lectures or alongside the modules on Moodle. As well as this, the contacts available with tutors make it easier to seek what skills specific employers/professions are looking for and what we can do to get them. Mock interviews can be arranged via the career's people to help feedback on what was both good & bad about your CV, skills and the interview in general.
Uni have different way of approaching in teaching which i like it and least is nothing
The student union seems fun however I'm not personally involved. There is a wide range of opportunities and support for all students - if not most students their support is really good
The facilities at the university are good and the library has great facilities for computer use, books and studying. The Dreadnoght building is the heart of the university gatherings at the hub is where most uni students come to relax, study or just chill out.
yeah, it just 30 min from my house amenities as well.It's awesome being close to my favourite hangout spots.
Very entertaining and a good place to hang out with friends. really great, it's the best way to make friends outside your course.
good in all aspects
My university experience so far has been really good. I struggled a lot in exams during my school life but was never tested for dyslexia but since starting university I have been tested and diagnosed already and I am well underway to getting further support.
There are lots of careers fairs and job planning to ensure that we are equipped.
The lectures and classes are on the same few days so we do not have to go in everyday just for an hour or 2.
Yes, there are halls in Averyhill which just happens to be where I live (at home) and there is a free shuttle bus service regularly on week days.
The variety is vast however all of the sports teams seem to train on the same day so if you can't make one, you can't make any
The university of Greenwich is a great community based university. The support is great and you always feel like everyone it rooting for you to succeed. Travel links into the centre of London are plentiful.
The degree has a combination of work placements and academic study. Which combines to prepare students for employment in the field.
I like the mix of placements and academics, it keep everything interesting while allowing students to apply the theory to practice. This can also be challenging as placements are very demanding.
The student union is great of organising varied activities for students and it supports societies well.
Facilities are a bit dated in areas. However the university is taking step to update what is available and bring in new facilfor the students.
Yes. It is about 10-15 minutes to the local high street and shopping centre.
Very varied. There us something available for all tastes and abilities.
Support is very good. There is always someone on hand willing to give direction during challenging times.
Overall, my experience is great and I would highly recommend this university. I think that you can learn many things at this university and you can also improve your working and analytical skills.
Yes. But there are too fewer jobs within our university
They are very good and enjoyable.
Really good! Made some good friends, I’m enjoying lots of the work even if it’s a little stressful, and my timetable is great and allows me to a have a life outside of uni
They invite in industry professionals, have meetings and put together anthologies
I like having online access to lectures afterwards, it makes getting sick far less stressful and revision easier. I wish seminars were longer, as sometimes it’s difficult to get around a while group in 50 minutes
Seems pretty good, but I’ve had little contact with them.
Really good, wish there was a few more chairs and cheap places to get food.
Pretty good, transport is great unless the weather is bad, and and there’s some good shops near the uni. The only problem is that everything nearby is a bit overpriced because the campus is literally a tourist destination itself
Pretty great variety, just not worth it to travel an hour into uni for a single meeting on a day with no classes
Academic support varies from teacher to teacher, but is overall pretty good. Personal isn’t great, as so far I’ve only had one group meeting with my tutor, and no way to inform them of ongoing things, and there appears to be a limit on how much counselling you can have.
They have a lot of resources
The teachers are nice
They have good facilities
Greenwich is a bit remote
In uni, not too many