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Marjon shortlisted for three Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Released: 17.03.23

WUSCA Shortlist 2023

Plymouth Marjon University has been shortlisted for three awards at the 2023 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. The awards and rankings are decided by over 35,000 student reviews to deliver an accurate picture of each institution. 

The University has been shortlisted for three award categories in total. For two years running, the University has been shortlisted for the Lecturers and Teaching Quality and Student Support categories.  

This year, Marjon was also shortlisted for the Career Prospects category which is a first for the University and a nod to the institution’s work in bolstering its extensive list of industry partners, enabling students to access real-world placements and work experience alongside their programmes. 

The Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) is the only higher education awards in the UK that are solely decided by student reviews. Whatuni collects around 35,000 reviews from students about their universities, delivering honest insights into each institution. Last year, 131 universities in the UK participated in the awards. 

In last year’s WUSCAs, Plymouth Marjon University was named first in the South West for Student Support and Student Life, and second for Courses and Lecturers.  

Professor Michelle Jones, Interim Vice-Chancellor at Marjon, said: 

“I am thrilled that Marjon has been nominated for the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, some categories for the second year running, and others for the first time. These nominations are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our community of staff who strive to provide the highest quality education and support to our students. Thank you to our amazing students for recognising our efforts, and we will continue to work tirelessly to provide an exceptional student experience for all.” 

In the last year, the University has also ranked first in England for Social Inclusion (Good University Guide 2023) and first in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023). 

The WUSCA review preliminary results show an increase in positive ratings across multiple categories including career prospects, student life, student support, and university, areas which have been affected since the COVID-19 pandemic brought a new challenge to the education sector. 

The WUSCAs ceremony will take place on Wednesday 26 April in London where Marjon hopes to bring home all three awards. 

See the full array of awards and rankings at Plymouth Marjon University on their news page here

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