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University of York

1,470 University of York reviews

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

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.1)
  • University of York
SR
Student Reviewer
24 Feb 15

University of York

Accounting, Business Finance & Management with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Fantastic university, however sports facilities aren't incredible, nor is nightlife. Plenty of opportunities to boost CVs too, as the College system means there's a committee for each college. Not to mention each college's individual spirit makes its students feel incredibly welcome. Overall, the level of study and general student life are unparalelled.

Job Prospects
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?

We're given so much careers help from our departments and the careers service.

Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?

Some lecturers add very little value to their powerpoint slides, however overall teaching is good.

Students' Union
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?

Very effective and actually cares about the students more than their own status.

Accommodation
What do you think about the safety, condition, location and cost of your accommodation?

Depending on which campus, there is a range from acceptable to outstanding.

Uni Facilities
How good are your university's facilities?

Study facilities are amazing, including specialost facilities for each department and dozens of study spaces around campus - not just in the library.

Local life
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?

York's weakest point. Not very impressed, especially having visited other universities.

Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?

There are some societies which don't take themselves all too seriously, however things such at Central Hall Musical Society are incredible and have an outstanding impact. There are also plenty of societies whose main focus is to improve job prospects for their members.

Student Support
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).

Outstanding. We have student helplines, a nightwatch, mental health awareness evens and plenty more. I've had plenty of friends who have felt more supported at university than at home.

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Megan
26 May 21

University of York

Chemistry BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Personal life has been pretty good because I like my flatmates but online learning has been extremely boring and difficult with not enough communication. I’m sure it would be better in person though.

SR
Student Reviewer
26 May 21

University of York

MSc Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

I think given the circumstances, York has done an excellent job at making us feel included and as valued a student as anyone else despite not being on campus. I have learned more this year than I did in my three years at my previous university, due to the excellent teaching and engagement

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Isabella
26 May 21

University of York

Law LLB (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Although there are still good resources and study spaces, overall the online aspect this year has not been value for money, as online seminars have not taught us the content as well, and there has been little individual support.

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Eleanor
26 May 21

University of York

Music BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Despite Covid, my lecturers have tried their best. My house and I have managed to make the best of a bad situation, and have overall enjoyed our university experience so far.

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Chiara
25 May 21

University of York

English/Philosophy (Equal) BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

I didn’t receive the health support I was expecting to have. The University did almost nothing to support international students during this period. I enjoyed my course and the modules I did, but at the same time, doing everything over zoom was quite demanding.

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Anjie
25 May 21

University of York

Psychology in Education BSc (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Because of the pandemic it’s not be even great but aside from just general difficulties with WiFi and things the content was still good. Some lecturers were obviously very lazy but it was all dealt with well

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Kirsten
25 May 21

University of York

Politics with International Relations BA (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

While overall I enjoyed York, this year has honestly been terrible. They're not at fault for the pandemic and lockdown rules, but I'm not happy with the refusal of a safety to students in their fourth year, or with the fact that graduation has been cancelled despite all restrictions being due to end in June; it makes absolutely no sense. Not being able to go to lectures in person or use university buildings, as well as the opportunities to make new friends being severely restricted, mean that this year has not been the same at all and was absolutely not worth the money. We shouldn't have been told to go back to university and have been misled by the government all year.

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Anastazia
24 May 21

University of York

Psychology integrated Masters MSci

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

I have enjoyed that online learning has allowed me to do university work in my own time but it is sometimes hard to remember what is due when as I cannot communicate with other students on my course in lectures/seminars

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Kaitlyn
10 May 21

University of York

Mathematics (4 years) MMath (Hons)

OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.

Everyone at York is so supportive and friendly. There are so many different ways to get involved and loads of information provided on career opportunities. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.

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