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
Brilliant teaching and helpful staff, more interaction in tutorials can be very dry
Distinct lack of interaction during in person teaching hours
The uni is placed in the centre of manchester very close to the city centre shopping area arndale and piccadily gardens so everything from halls of residence to shopping areas are within walking distance. They have amazing facilities with morw than enough room for everyone to study comfortably aswell as amazing wifi reaching all across oxford road. It couod be improved by having a more involved student bodg presence as the only thing ive heard about them all semester is the new rep elections.
The course is fully taught face to face unlike many other course at the univeristy. I very much enjoy the inperson teaching
there's good access to top-level tech and the university name carries prestige. However there is little substance beneath this. The management is disorganised, suggestions for course improvements (I'm the course rep) fall on deaf ears, we haven't had a single assessment back on time and are still waiting on exam results from January (it's now nearly April). Really don't understand what I'm getting for £11k
It is central to the city with beautiful buildings. Lecturers are very passionate about the course that they are teach. However, management doesn’t seem to be the most active when it comes to actioning concerns
Course is a remarkable blend of disciplines and at some times still isn’t enough. Not enough variety in terms of what paths can be chosen but all courses deliver a quite good set of lectures by capable and passionate staff.
Lecturers strive to ensure understanding some times at a personal cost. Management is a little lethargic when it comes to issues students are facing and rate of action could be improved.
Lecturers are passionate about the content they teach and contact time is efficiently used
best: the facilities in the Alliance Manchester Business School are new and good. worst: Wi-Fi, student check-in system and other security systems sometimes show some problems.
best: there are blended learning for every course. worst: there are too many people in a class.
There are countless of resources and multiple types study spaces, so you’re sure to ding what you need to excel. However, I think there could be improvements in student support!
The best aspect about my course is that it’s very flexible and so you can choose modules are your interest easily. I think teaching methods could be improved with some lecturers only presenting their slides. For example, more interactive lectures or a greater focus on projects could be beneficial.
The uni is in an amazing location and offers great student life, there is so much to do and enjoy in manchester. The library and learning commons are great and offer amazing facilities and loads of space to study, 24/7. You can also borrow iPads/laptops from the uni for those who cannot afford their own. There is such a broad range of courses on offer at Manchester and my degree can include modules from other Social Science disciplines to read deepen my understanding and learning. The student union is great and offers loads of activities and events, such as poster sales, vinyl sales, fundraisers for world events, and protests to partake in. There are also great student bars and local nightlife.
Around 90% of my core subjects were completely online for semester 2. I found this quite difficult as it limits contact time and it is harder to concentrate online. I also feel this isn’t really value for money considering the vast amount me and my coursemates are paying. However, my lecturers have been great online and I have appreciated their efforts, though with repeated strikes I have also missed out on a lot of my in-person teaching as well. When there are strikes, they also limit our access to the slides that we have missed, which greatly restricts our learning. I feel considering the £9grand price tag we should be supported through strikes the best that the uni can.
The best about Manchester is the people, having such a student body really help feeling welcome and willing to study.
I believe that the couse is good, although the "general paper exam" taken about general physics in years 2 and 3 is not properly explained in my opinion.
The perks of a small town with the feeling of a big city, Manchester is the most welcoming city I have ever seen, and with so many students, the feeling of diversity in the streets is amazing. Could definitely be cleaner and safer, although those are minor concerns and do not affect the universities campuses.
The best thing about Woolton Hall (and any halls of residence in Fallowfield) is the people. Everybody is so friendly and outgoing that you will make friends in no time. Rooms are big and food is... Well, as good as in any other hall.
In general it is really great. My biggest problem is that none of my face to face teaching is lecture content, they are things such as Q&A so I don’t always feel like I’m getting the uni experience
I love the subjects we do and we get to spend plenty of time in the labs, I just wish there was more face to face content (do blended learning)
It has an amazing student life and is a beautiful city, easy to get around (cycling and public transport)
I pay a lot of money for my halls, but it is definitely worth the money with good quality rooms, en-suite, lovely kitchen living area and any problems are quickly fixed by maintenance