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 don't have anything else to say apart from standards have managed to slip even further since I started there 2 years ago and its not a good place to be. If you can tolerate late marking, poorly explained work and a lack of care from 90% of staff, this is the place for you.
It makes me feel like even if I was able to actually complete my qualification there that I would be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it came to applying for jobs as the standard of teaching is so low and they make decisions for you that anywhere sane would consult you about, like dropping a unit for you that you had submitted all the work for and had done, and then telling you that there was no way you could then un-drop said unit, which meant I had to do 4 weeks of work for another unit within 3 days.
I liked nothing, this section was easy. Everything from the facilities to the staff seemed to be in need of replacement, no one wanted their job there much or even cared for it enough to put in a basic level of work for it. Imagine paying £8k a year to have work take 3 months to mark.
They aren't good, unreliable PC's that feel like if they don't fall apart, they'll break internally, was sat in there today to see 5 out of 25 computers in one room not working because of hard-drive issues, meaning that if our full class was present, not everyone could complete their work.
Support system is weak and ill-explained. Tutors barely give useful feedback, and it is usually late, meaning that our work is put back later and later which leads to our end date being pushed further and further back because no one can keep on top of their work load. There is counseling available, but good luck getting a session and then good luck again getting anything useful out of your session.
Its been really good, I have learnt loads and feel more prepared for work in my next steps. We were a small group, which meant we got on together really well and I have made some good friends for life.
Work reflection/case studies etc in every lesson
I love the passion of the teachers. I would like to see more available on Moodle
Pretty good and they have everything I need
I am not taking a uni course, I am taking Cilex (level 6) which is a law subject and I am in my second year. Every year I have had to chase lecturers and staff to find out what subjects they will be offering the next year, they are absolutely shockingly disorganised. I study at Worcester Tech because it is the nearest college to me offering this course. In our final year of our Cilex Level 3, we had to take Civil Litigation and Family units together and was taught Tort (a subject that goes hand in hand with Civil litigation) afterwards. Which meant the majority of the class (and this was the overall opinion) really found this subject hard. Teachers hand the wrong work in to be marked, go 6 weeks without speaking to you then drop a deadline on you difficult to meet (when you think that you have already completed the work, but in reality they forgot to send to you your amendments). We are no struggling to get the units to be taught, we need to complete our final year. I just cant be