The student voice has spoken yet again for the 2021 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. We are delighted to share the 2021 winners across four submissions-based categories.
This year we received over 100 submissions from 55 institutions around the UK. Our judging panel of current and prospective students were particularly impressed by the innovative ways in which institutions adapted to support their students throughout the pandemic.
Excellence in Digital Innovation: University of Chester
Diversity and Inclusion: Leeds Trinity University
Enhanced Graduate Outcomes: Norland
Student Support: UCEN Manchester
Huge congratulations to all gold, silver and bronze WUSCA 2021 winners – your care, innovation & effort over the last year have made a huge difference to students.
Watch our video for a glimpse of the incredible work achieved by this year’s winners:
Thank you to all the institutions that submitted entries this year. We wish you much luck for the year ahead as you continue your good work in championing the student voice.
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:
1 Student Support
Awarded to an institution which has developed comprehensive support programmes for its students during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
4 Enhanced Graduate Outcomes
Awarded to an institution that can demonstrate effective delivery of innovative and impactful employability support during the pandemic.
In addition to the WUSCAs, Whatuni will once again be collecting reviews from current students and alumni of up to one year.
To support and promote our review collection, we’re launching a fantastic new campaign #MoreThanAStudent, actively encouraging students to share their experiences of the academic year 2020/21, and highlight how their institution has gone above and beyond to support them during this most challenging year.
To find out more, or to support our campaign goals, please speak to our teams across social @whatuni or email WUSCA@idp-connect.com.
*for 2021, no student reviews will be included in the WUSCAs*
For more details on this year’s WUSCAs and winners, click below:READ HERE
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