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 six other categories.
The WhatUni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on the WhatUni.com website, and cover the following nine categories: Accommodation, City Life, Clubs & Societies, Courses, Job Prospects, Students' Union, Uni Facilities, Support Services, and an Overall rating which counts towards the title University of the Year.
Swansea University has been shortlisted in the following categories:
- Overall Best University
- Uni Facilities
- Student Support
- Students’ Union
- Clubs & Societies
The new rankings offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems. This year 20,000 reviews were counted; 111 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 39 universities received a nomination.
Swansea University won the coveted title of University of the Year in 2014, and was voted second in the UK in both the Courses and Student Union categories, and third in the Clubs and Societies category.
Professor Richard B. Davies, Swansea University Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the Overall Best University in the UK award 2015, 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, Managing Director of Whatuni.com, added: “For prospective students, being able to hear first-hand about the quality of education and realistic expectations for life at uni is an invaluable resource when making a decision to pursue degree-level studies. Our hope is that the student university rankings contribute to the research and preparation required for each student to choose the right uni for them.”
The winners of the 2015 WhatUni Student Choice Awards will be announced on 23 April at a ceremony in London.
View the full 2015 shortlist here.
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