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Join us for the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022

The Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) is an annual event celebrating the hard work of higher education providers across the United Kingdom. This year, our awards ceremony is in Canary Wharf, London; this black-tie event is our first face to face awards dinner since 2019.

We are delighted to share our confirmed host for the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards is Richard Ayoade. Richard is a multi-award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director and will be front and centre at our black-tie awards dinner at the East Wintergarden, London on Tuesday 24 May 2022. 

Each year, our review collectors collate over 30,000 verified reviews both on campuses across the country and online using the whatuni.com website.

Our verified reviews come from over 150 higher education institutions in the UK meaning that nearly all the tertiary education sector leadership and marketing teams have their eyes pinned on the outcomes of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

The results and the findings are central to our Whatuni brand – giving students honest, unbiased data to make the right choices about their future.

Coming to the WUSCAs?

Joining Instructions: You can access our event joining instructions here.

Hotel & Travel Guidance: You can access our travel and hotel recommendations here.

If you have any questions, please contact our event management team.

Doors for the WUSCAs open from 18:30. Our Insight Day starts from around 09:00 at the same venue. Tickets can be purchased separately.

Ticket options

General sale is now closed for the WUSCAs, however, if you still wish to book please contact our sales team to discuss options.

Tickets can be booked individually but a 10% discount will be applied if you book a table of ten.

Tickets are still on sale for our Insight Day.

WUSCA 2022

Event sponsors

The Whatuni Student Choice Awards isn't possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors.

HAVAS Education - Whatuni Student Choice Awards Sponsor

Part of the world’s largest communications networks (Havas Group), Havas Education has been supporting the education sector for over three decades. As a full service specialist agency, our media planning and buying, strategy and insight, digital marketing and social media teams work with our clients to plan and deliver campaigns and projects to support their marketing, student recruitment, internal communications and staff recruitment strategies. Find out more about HAVAS Education

SMRS - IDP Connect Insight Day Sponsor

We believe in the power of education to make a positive difference. And we’re proud to help universities and colleges in the UK and around the world change for the better. We help them enhance the experience they offer students, increase their marketing performance, and live their brands. Find out more about SMRS.

Category sponsors

Prompt are an education marketing agency that meets prospective students where they are at right now. We’re at the forefront of new digital innovations, creating campaigns and content that is platform-specific, engaging and memorable. We’re not ones for sitting still, we thrive on being the first to new opportunities and creating distinctiveness for our clients. From TikTok to Twitch, Connected TV to Metaverse, everything we do is relevant and conversion-focused. Find out more about Prompt Marketing.

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Shortlisting timeline

We are hosting the Whatuni Student Choice Awards on Tuesday 24 May 2022 at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf in London.

Shortlist announcement

Please view the 2022 shortlist announcement here.

2022 Award Categories

This year, we have refined the categories in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards. Many of the categories will be awarded on a national and regional basis to allow students to make better, more informed decisions as they refine their education choices.

All categories will be based purely on verified student reviews making the WUSCAs the only awards to be based exclusively on the student voice.

The winners of the University of the Year, Small or Specialist, Postgraduate and Submission-based award categories will each receive £10,000 to be awarded to five eligible students as Whatuni Bursaries in 2022 (£2,000 each). Each bursary to be awarded by the institution in accordance with the bursary terms and conditions.

Submission award

After the success of the submission category in 2020 and 2021, one category will be a submission award and will be evaluated by a student panel selected by the Whatuni team.

The theme of this will be Outreach & Widening Participation. You can find more information on the 2022 shortlist here.

Find out about the Insight Day

Find out more about the IDP Connect Insight Day being held on the same day as the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions and additional information about the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards are available on the Whatuni website.

Full event terms and conditions can be found here.

2020 Highlights

41k+Verified reviews submitted for WUSCA 2020
150+Institutions featured in the 2020 rankings
46k+Miles travelled to collect reviews