Loughborough shortlisted for 10 Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough is the most shortlisted university in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2018, featuring in 10 of the 12 categories. Loughborough's shortlisted categories include Course and Lecturers, Job Prospects and for the first time, Postgraduate.
The annual event recognises institutions for excellence in a wide variety of academic and social areas.
Based on ratings given by students, Loughborough has been shortlisted in the University of the Year, Accommodation, Clubs and Societies, Course and Lecturers, Giving Back, Student Union, Uni Facilities, Postgraduate, Job Prospects and Student Support categories.
To compile the shortlists reviewers from Whatuni.com visited more than 130 universities across the UK and spoke to more than 36,000 students, who rated their institution from one-to-five in each of the 12 areas.
Speaking about Loughborough’s success in the awards, Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Allison said: “This year Loughborough has been shortlisted in more categories than ever before, and more than any other university.
“Given that these awards are voted for by students, it is a great honour to see that Loughborough is rated so highly.”
Eleni Cashell, Editor of Whatuni added: “Being nominated for an award is a huge achievement, because the only judges at the WUSCAs are the students themselves.
“It showcases to both prospective students and the higher education sector that your institution offers value for money, provides a good student experience and has a highly satisfied and supported student community.”
Last year at the WUSCAs Loughborough won the awards for the best University Facilities and Giving Back. It also came second in the ‘University of the Year’ category and had top-three finishes in a further four categories.
This year’s winners will be revealed on April 19, at a gala dinner held in London.
View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.
Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport.
The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.
Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2017.
Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.
The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.