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
Finding affordable housing is very difficult and causes financial stress for many people.
Classes are generally small; tutors can answer all our questions thoroughly
Bad sound isolation, rest all good
We desperately need a bigger library; it's always overcrowded and impossible to find a seat during exam season.
Town is small so nothing is too far away.
Excellent variety of societies and sports.
Student services are quick, discreet and supportive.
Amazing, unique and engaging.
Great, invested professors
Great place, but it doesn't always have enough space.
Price keeps increasing by 300 each year and I don’t see changes year on year.
Facilities for everything.
Great town, great people, great area.
Something for everyone.
Tutors are engaged and counselling is accessible.
Good location and price, fairly expensive price
Small town so everything is close.
Societies play a big role in student life.
Fab! I've met like-minded people and have got to experience new things.
Not sure yet as only in 1st year.
The powerpoints are online but sometimes they're not very informative.
As it is the main place for us to go, it's good.
Accomodation througout is expensive but all very central
From what I've used, they've been good.
In reality everything is close but sometimes it seems far!
Lots to do but some things aren't available.
I've had much experience with it yet, but seems good. Essay feedback has not been the best.
I have had an absolutely amazing time here and am constantly surrounded by amazing people, both inside and outside of the student body.
Credible school that provides opportunities to learn new things
I like having both lectures and tutorials, more small classes could help
I absolutely love the Union!
Nice facilities, no issues there
Everything is reasonably close to each other, and there are nearby towns.
So many amazing sports and societies which everyone can really join.
Feedback on any assignments or exams are pretty limited
Love it so far, can't wait for 4 more years.
Get a lot of emails from the careers centre.
Lecturers know their stuff.
Really fun place.
Clean and nice.
Love the countryside and the town. Plus the ocean.
Love my ice hockey team
Interesting, challenging and overall really great!
Really good lecturers in all courses (so far).
Really good libraries - lecture halls mostly good. Cafes are a plus.
Small town, can reach everything within 30 mins of walking.
Very good variety - lots to choose from, both recreational and competition sports teams.
Very good, especially in terms of mental health support options.
Decent, nothing amazing nothing hard.
Lots of career events. They are pretty good all round.
HMU price rise is expensive, location is a tad far but pretty good otherwise
Little far from accommodation.
Amazing experience! Wouldn't change it for the world!
High support by the careers centre
Amazing lecturers, interesting courses and there's a creative approach to all problems.
Good support and variety of events to keep you interested.
Good location But very over priced.
Wide variety and good quality.
Everyone is extremely happy to help and staff is super close to students.
Good but small gym