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
I have studied here twice now and both experiences haven't been that great. The town in general isn't that nice and some of the students attending the college can be quite rude. The college has been refurbished and looks a lot better and has good classrooms for learning in. The tutors and lecturers are good but i think it mostly depends on who is teaching, some can be awful but others can be interested in teaching you the subject and getting the best grades from you. However, if you wish for the college to complete any type of form from you then don't guarantee that they can be bothered to do it straight away..it took about 4 months until they decided they could be bothered to send my ucas off, though I had asked them numerous times. Westons nightlife has been described sometimes as violent which doesn't come to a surprise really. It's a good place to study if you are willing to put the time in and to chase up tutors/staff to help you in any way.
Overall, I had a great time at Weston College. I studied FdA Business and Management and can't fault the course. The level of support from the staff is fantastic and the facilities are superb.
I feel my business degree set me up for the working world. The skills I learnt have been very transferrable and I am now in a full time job where I get to use what I learnt every day.
The lecturers were fab, they were really supportive and explained things really well. The class sizes were small so we were a really close group which was really nice. A couple of my friends are studying business at other universities and we have discussed course content and it seems like we are all covering the same topics which is nice to know.
I haven't really been involved with the SU but I'm sure it is great! They are always advertising different things going on, so if you are interested in getting involved with social activities it is available.
The student accommodation is pretty good! I stayed at Maderia Cove on the seafront, there was 15 of us here and we had lots of fun. I had a seaview so was really lucky, it was lovely to look out at the sea when I was spending time in my room studying. The kitchen was spacious so we didn't get in each others way.
I can't fault the facilities at all, they really are state-of-the-art.
I enjoyed my time in Weston, I got used to it very quickly and it did feel like home. There is some nice pubs and restaurants in the town so there was always somewhere for us to go. I liked the fact that the seaside was on my doorstep, not many universities can offer this!
There was lots of clubs/societies to join, I didn't have much spare time so I decided the best use of my time would be to be a student ambassador. It was actually really fun and looks good on the CV.