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 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.
This past year has been difficult and I'm not entirely sure that we should be paying our full fees for barely being able to attend uc, I feel like I've not taken in as much this past year and have really struggled with this form of "long distance" learning.
I believe my course was 10x easier pre Covid and have really struggled with online learning and communication through not fault of the college.
There are a variety of facilities the college is really fitted out to teach veterinary and animal based studies.
Reasonable again but at times during the last year communication has been off whether that's due to lock down etc I'm not sure.
Good, however more specific subject related area trades could be covered
Although a large detail is covered, sometimes a recap could be beneficial
Yes, but more could be done better to any people with the industry - go to events, summer jobs etc.
Some ports of accommodation is a little outdated, plus cctv needed in car park.
Not many societies
Teaching + course is great still top experience for what you get
Brilliant, short courses and event and networking is really good
A lot of contact hours which is great, lecturers are always available
I'm not sure what SU does I don't have a lot of interaction
Not a lot of societies
Social aspect at Writtle is depressing, lucky I am enjoying the course otherwise I would of left already
had no help at all
Teachers are passionate, some lessons absolutely useless
Seems nice, but if there was a problem I wouldn't be able to chat to them
safer now cameras have been installed
Lack of CCTV in car park after all the damages is absolutely disgraceful
Food shops close which is handy
More money and more varieties need to be invested
Wish for more 1-1 catchup
not much to do to have fun. Other students aren't very social (expect a very small friend group). Fine if you like to sit in your room alone all the time.
No help at all
I think overall it is good. Around 16 contact hours per week over 4 days
Nice people, don't do much to help with problems
Nice location, Rooms are in ok condition, cost in ok, but should be an option for self catered in all blocks.
Only just got CCTV in car park after damages to cars, gym is small but ok. Overall security isn't great
Coop, Aldi, tesco close by, not much night life
Societies need more funding, not a lot of options
Lot's of academic support available haven't heard of much counselling support
Expensive and old
Expensive and old
A few ups and downs but always help on hand if needed. Plenty of social events, overall great
Good careers department especially creating CV's
Practicals in labs, not all lectures provide formatives