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
Writtle is a smaller university, and because of that its friendlier and your more than a number in the lecture. The lecturers know every student and are always available for help. The facilities, yards and horses help with the lectures. There are also lots of practicals which supplement the theory.
The courses are focused and help you go into the area you'd like. Employability days give relevant speakers and opportunities to speak to industry professionals.
Events are good and it's an open door policy where someone is always available to speak to,
Writtle is a great place to study, with lecturers who have current industry experience and many contacts and are able to teach as well as relate to the industry. They are more than happy to help and point students in the right direction. If there are any problems the SU are a great way of having a voice and also put on great social events. The only downside of this uni (which may be a positive for some people) is that it is right out in the countryside, therefore it is sometimes quite difficult to get out and about if you don't have a car, although there is are public transport links. The accommodation is good and well priced. A great place to study with maximum academic and social support.
Great lecturers who are passionate and have current knowledge and links within industry. Therefore they can always point you in the right direction or advise you
Really nice and comfortable accommodation, different levels and prices to suit everyone's needs. Cleaned every day by cleaners.
Situated on the outskirts of chelmsford, you can get there in 25 mins on the bus however the actual uni is in Writtle village where there isnt much to do.
Lovely location and wide variety of courses available, the lecturers are all very knowledgeable and the social oppertunities are great for getting students involved from all courses and backgrounds.
Lots of available advice for students when needed
Wide variety of unique courses available and specialist study areas available, the library is well stocked and always willing to help
Always have activities planned, could do more to involve a wider variety of students
Practical but needs improving!! Needs a total facelift with new facilities, food at the garden rooms where students get their pre paid meals is atrocious, the food is of poor quality and over priced
Course facilities are well equipped
Excellent access to local city, bars nightclubs and supermarkets
Lots to choose from and get involved with including course specific group activities with other people that have the same interest
There is always someone available to help, aswell as back up wardens on call through the night.
I am enjoying uni, I think the course is good and I like the surroundings, I've made lots of friends and enjoy the campus life, the food is okay and the course has lots of variety
Writtle college has many good lecturers but you need to make sure to put in the extra effort, especially those which are science based. If you live in halls the food standard is not 100% and the horses should not be kept on diy unless your horse likes 24/7 stabling.
Therapist Farrier Nutrionist Instructor Coach Rider
Most courses are really good, there are a few which are hard to keep entertained in but that's the subject area such as research, however this is needed for the future and dissertation work
Always trying to help, have a good amount of SU events at the Baa However town is a long distance away but we have a college taxi service wednesday
The halls are spacious mostly, but the food service should not be combined with accommodation. The self locking doors are also rather annoying as there is a charge for lock out.
Lots of library books which are useful for the topics, and ebooks or online journals if not. Sufficient computers and space
Its far away from the university about 1 hour walk (if you're slow), or a bus which are every half hour. If you're parking it costs too. However, the shopping and most of the nightlife is good (not the best nightlife In the world but its alright).
They have teams and sports societies, needs more advertising for equestrian events but other sporting things covered.
The SU are useful in their support of the students.
Writtle college is a lovely place to study you get the opportunity to do practicals alongside theory which prepares you for work. I have really enjoyed my time here so far and have made some good friends.
Really good practical experience to help you understand the theoretical side of the subjects. Some lecturers will always go out of their way to help you however much they can. Assessments are split throughout the year and split between exams and assignments so there is something for everyone to succeed in. Accommodation is expensive for what it is, with no self catering option and hardly anything available at weekends, limited food choice in the canteen, we end up cooking pasta a lot of the times.
I really like the uni, the course is varied and the small class sizes mean that i can get one to one time with lecturers to help me with my course, the atmosphere around campus is very friendly for both staff and students and there is always someone around if you need help
I think that the courses are very specific which will be appealing to employers within the industry
The student union puts on a wide range of good events
Accommodation is good with internet access available and part time catering
all facilities are good
Both Chelmsford city and London are very close by
There is a large range of clubs and societies
Extensive practical experiences, good range of subjects covered (Equine), good divide between assignments and exams as assessment strategies so there is something to suit everyone.
Some lecturers will go out of their way to help you in whatever way they can, be it academically or personally.
Good range of themed nights and sports teams.
Expensive for what it is and there is no self catering option, so if you don't like the food they serve in the canteen you hardly eat.
Massive range of shops, not far from London, all means of travel are within half an hour's reach.
Writtle was once a prestigious institution that commanded respect if you attained a qualification there. Now it is just a name. The students are generally friendly, the staff (non lecturers) are helpful and friendly. I experienced racism, homophobic comments and just general derogatory comments made about not only other staff but also my fellow students from the course lecturers. One horticulture lecturer, which for the point of this rant lets just pretend he is a turf specialist. Had an eye for the students, the younger female ones. Labeled himself the uncle and the one to go drinking with during trips. Also used to like spending time in favourite female students tents. Very huggy and touchy feely. The ritz (Canteen as certainly not good enough to be called much more) is horrendous and I managed to get food poisoning on three occasions in 1year. The library is well stocked, the grounds are magnificent and well worth the visit.