University is praised in WhatUni Student Choice Awards

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Students praise UCS for student support, accommodation, courses and lecturers

UCS Waterfront building, Ipswich

UCS Waterfront building, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

University Campus Suffolk have been shortlisted for three WhatUni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs) based on a survey of over 25,000 university students from across the country.

The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on the opinions of university students collected over the last 12 months, asking reviewers to rate a wide range of categories.

UCS have subsequently been ranked in the top 10 for Student Support, Accommodation and Course and Lecturers.

The rankings, now in their third year, offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.

Polly Bridgman, Director of External Relations at UCS

Polly Bridgman, Director of External Relations at UCS - Credit: Archant

Simon Emmett, CEO of parent company Hotcourses Group said: “The WUSCAs inspire and guide students of all backgrounds to make the right university choice for them. With the 2016 results so closely following the Green Paper and consultation focussing on student choice, teaching excellence, and social mobility, there has never been a more crucial time to collect and analyse student satisfaction ratings from across the UK.

Over the last year, 25,000 reviews were collected; 125 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 39 universities have received a nomination. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in April.

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Polly Bridgman, director of External Relations at UCS said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted that UCS has been shortlisted, and in three categories which are so integral to a great student experience. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved at UCS and very pleased to see it recognised by our students’

More on the awards can be found at

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