Swansea University, winner of the of the 2014 WhatUni University of the Year Award, has been shortlisted in the Overall Best University category once again this year, as well as in eight other categories.
The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on Whatuni.com.
They cover the following 10 categories: Accommodation, City Life, Clubs & Societies, Course & Lecturers, Job Prospects, Student Union, Uni Facilities, Support Services, and an Overall rating which counts towards the title University of the Year. The category for International is based on the overall rating as given by international students at each university.
The rankings, now in their third year, offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.
Over the last year, 25,000 reviews were collected; 125 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 39 universities have received a nomination.
Swansea University has been shortlisted in the following categories:
- Best Overall University
- Student Support
- Job Prospects
- Student Union
- Clubs and Societies
- Uni Facilities
- Course and Lectures
Professor Steve Wilks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in nine out of the possible ten categories, including for the Overall Best University in the UK, after winning the title in 2014. Students are at the heart of what we do, and we achieved the excellent accolade of Overall Best University 2014 by listening to, and working in partnership with our students.
“Swansea University is committed to providing an exceptional student experience. Being shortlisted in these categories reflects our focus on creating an inspiring learning experience, and a supportive and stimulating environment for the rounded development of our students.”
Simon Emmett, CEO of Whatuni.com parent company Hotcourses Group, added: “The WUSCAs inspire and guide students of all backgrounds to make the right university choice for them. With the 2016 results so closely following the Green Paper and consultation focussing on student choice, teaching excellence, and social mobility, there has never been a more crucial time to collect and analyse student satisfaction ratings from across the UK. We’re very proud of the work our team have accomplished in order to produce this year’s rankings, which sees 14 new institutions included, and a 25% growth in sample size, as more students discover the importance of their own voice in changing policy not just at their chosen institution, but across the entire sector.”
The winners of the 2016 WhatUni Student Choice Awards will be announced on 14 April at a ceremony in London. Follow the action using #WUCSA.
- Friday 11 March 2016 16.03 GMT
- Monday 14 March 2016 11.05 GMT
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