Plymouth Marjon University has been shortlisted this week in four categories in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), the leading higher education awards ceremony based solely on student choice.
Marjon has been shortlisted for four awards: Lecturers and Teaching Quality; Student Life; Student Support and finally the prestigious University of the Year. This puts Marjon in the running to win £10,000 in student bursaries to be awarded to widening-access students to improve their education experiences.
The Awards are based on over 35,000 verified reviews from current students, received during on-campus visits and online submissions. The student-led approach means that shortlisted universities are uniquely recognised by students for delivering an exceptional experience.
Professor Rob Warner, Vice-Chancellor of Plymouth Marjon University, said: “We’re very proud to be student-led in all we do, and so these Awards are special to us precisely because they are based on student views. We’re particularly delighted to be shortlisted for University of the Year, which may result in being awarded valuable bursaries to support our students.”
Marjon has celebrated success in these awards before. The WhatUni Student Choice Awards last ran in this format in 2019, when Marjon was rated as the top University in the South West for Courses and Lecturers, and third-best in England.
Professor Ian Luke, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic, said: “We’re so pleased that this generation of students, who have studied during covid, continue to rank their experience as highly as before covid. Our team works incredibly hard for students, and I know they will all be honoured and grateful for this accolade.”
The Whatuni Student Choice Awards, hosted by IDP Connect, is an annual event celebrating the hard work of higher education providers across the United Kingdom.
Simon Emmet, CEO of IDP Connect, said: “Being shortlisted for one of our Whatuni Student Choice Awards is exceptional. To be recognised so highly by your students is the pinnacle of excellence. Institutions should be proud of making it to this stage in the process and should celebrate the experience they’ve delivered for their students over the past 12 months.”
The WUSCAs are the only annual awards that are based solely on the views of real students studying in the UK and allow students to access honest, unbiased data to make the right choices about their future on the Whatuni platform.
This year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday, 24 May 2022, at a black-tie awards dinner at the East Wintergarden, London hosted by a well-known television personality.
Winners will also be published on the whatuni.com site with a complete breakdown of all categories, including how the rest of the university sector performed.