About the event

The Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2024 will be returning to London on Wednesday 24 April! WUSCA is the only Higher Education awards ceremony in the UK where institutions are solely judged and reviewed by students themselves across a variety of categories. 

Our annual event is a celebration of the student voice and the hard work of higher education providers across the UK to deliver exceptional students experiences.

Hosted on the same day as the WUSCA, our Insight Day event will showcase detailed insights into 2023/24 Whatuni student reviews, key data trends and best practices for the UK higher education sector. The agenda and timings will be shared shortly.

A reminder of this year's event

A reminder of our 2023 event above

Gain deep insights from your students with Review Collection

Review Collection is now underway and will run through to the end of February 2024. The student reviews, collected from institutions across the UK form the foundation of the WUSCA Awards, determining which universities are shortlisted, all driven by the student voice.  

During the review cycle, the IDP Connect field team collect verified reviews submitted by current students about their higher education experience. Additionally, universities have an option to collect reviews digitally and for this year’s Review Collection, we’ve put together the playbook to drive maximum student engagement during this crucial period. It includes top tips, assets, and templates. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the student voice to be heard, gain insight into what truly matters to students, and ultimately enhance student satisfaction in the upcoming year.  

Read the full terms and conditions for 2023/24 Review Collection here


Grow your brand reach with WUSCA 2024

To discuss sponsorship opportunities for the WUSCA 2024 during the event and get in front of website users across IDP Connect’s student-facing websites, please contact Kevin McEwan at kevin.mcewan@idp.com.

WUSCA Submission Awards: Career Coaching and Work Placements

Being ‘work ready’ once finishing a degree is a top priority for undergraduates. That’s why this year’s Submission Based Award: Career Coaching and Work Placements recognises those institutions who have gone above and beyond to ensure their students are acquiring the skills, knowledge and practical experience they need to enter the workforce with a competitive edge. 

If you would like your institution to be considered for this category, please read the terms and conditions – specifically terms 6.2 - 6.4 – to find out how to apply. All submissions should be sent to the following email: Wusca.submissions@idp.com 

2024 WUSCA categories

2024 categories were as follows:

  • Lecturers and teaching quality

  • Halls and student accommodation

  • Student support

  • Facilities

  • Students’ union

  • Student life

  • Career prospects

  • International

  • Postgraduate

  • Submission-based award

  • Small or specialist

  • University of the year

Read full terms and conditions for 2023 WUSCA here.

WUSCA 2023 highlights

More details on WUSCA and Insight Day 2024 will be shared shortly.

To find out how the 2023 events went, have a read of the articles below:

Review Collection Playbook 2023/24

To find out more about Review Collection and how to get involved, download the playbook here:

Download the Playbook