Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2021
Welcome to the 8th Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs), our annual celebration of institutions that go above and beyond in support of their students.
The WUSCAs highlight the incredible work being carried out by institutions for their students across the academic year, and what makes them so unique is that our winners are selected by students.
The Awards will be judged by a specially chosen student panel, made up of prospective and current university students. Each category winner will not only receive recognition for their hard work, resilience, and determination across this challenging academic year, but will also receive £10,000 of student bursaries.
Our Awards 2021 are perfect for institutions that have something to say!
Here are the shortlisted institutions for this year’s WUSCAs:
Diversity and Inclusion:
Aberystwyth University; Leeds Trinity University; Newcastle University; Swansea University, and University of Chester
Enhanced Graduate Outcomes
De Montfort University; KLC School of Design; Norland; Teesside University, and University of Greenwich
Excellence in Digital Innovation:
De Montfort University; Lancaster University; Swansea University; Teesside University, and University of Chester
Middlesex University; Newcastle University; Oxford Business College; UCEN Manchester, and University of the West of England
Each award winner will receive:
- A winner’s badge
- £10,000 to be awarded to 5 eligible students as Whatuni Bursaries in 2021/22 (£2,000 each)
- Digital creative assets from our #MoreThanAStudent campaign*
- A write-up on Whatuni.com and idp.com
- An exclusive winner’s hamper
We will be running 4 categories this year, with nominees confirmed as follows:
1 Student Support
Awarded to an institution which has developed comprehensive support programmes for its students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominees confirmed as of 15 June are are Middlesex University, Newcastle University, Oxford Business College, UCEN Manchester and University of the West of England.
2 Diversity and Inclusion
Awarded to an institution that has championed diversity and inclusion (D&I) among students overcoming challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic across the academic year 2020/21. Nominees confirmed as of 15 June are Aberystwyth University, Leeds Trinity University, Newcastle University, Swansea University and University of Chester.
3 Excellence in Digital Innovation
Awarded to an institution that has developed innovative and impactful digital solutions to improve the student experience and increase digital accessibility in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominees confirmed as of 15 June are De Montfort University, Lancaster University, Swansea University, Teesside University and University of Chester.
4 Enhanced Graduate Outcomes
Awarded to an institution that can demonstrate effective delivery of innovative and impactful employability support during the pandemic. Nominees confirmed as of 15 June are De Montfort University, KLC School of Design, Norland College, Teesside University and Greenwich University.