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Marjon climbs high in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Released: 03.05.19

Plymouth Marjon University has leapt a massive 56 places in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) to 23rd in the University of the Year category, scoring 5th in the UK for Courses and Lecturers.

The WUSCAs are decided solely by student opinion, with higher education students from around the country being asked to rank their University in a number of different categories from one to five. Marjon students have shown their delight with studying at the University that was recently also ranked first in England for Teaching Quality, and 8th in England for Student Experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The overall ranking is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Marjon’s results in the WUSCAs 2019, with the University rising in every category it is eligible for.

The results show Marjon has been ranked as the second-highest University in the South West, with only the University of Exeter coming ahead of Marjon in the overall category.

Marjon Vice-Chancellor Professor Rob Warner said he was delighted with the results of the student-led survey.

“The Whatuni results demonstrate that our students are thriving thanks to our commitment to the highest quality teaching and personalised learning opportunities,” said Professor Warner.

“Our students know we are dedicated to every individual's success and that we work hard to provide a highly supportive environment. We continue to consult closely with students to develop our wonderful campus in student-centred, imaginative and eco-friendly ways so that it keeps becoming an even greater place to study and live. I am so appreciative of our staff, whose dedication and hard work shines out through these results. I am so pleased to hear this appreciation and enthusiasm from our students. It makes me very proud to be Marjon,” said Professor Warner.

Over 150 higher education institutions took part in the wide-reaching survey and particular highlights include Marjon being ranked 5th in the UK for Courses and Lecturers and 18th for Job Prospects following university studies.

Marjon’s facilities also came out as the 14th best in the country, and satisfaction with Student Support placed Marjon at 12th in that category.

Professor Warner was keen to ensure Marjon builds on this success in the coming years by continuing to put student needs at the heart of life at the University.

He said, “Our Growth Plan is centred upon student success. That means we are a values-driven university that tirelessly supports our students and always puts them first. We’re always finding new imaginative and innovative ways to support students. We want the quality of our learning opportunities, the friendliness of the Marjon community, the enthusiasm of our students and our beautiful green campus to keep on getting better and better.”

It’s not too late to join Marjon in 2019; applications for studying from September are now open.

Our next Open Days are on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June 2019. Register your interest in attending now.


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