9 March 2020
SOAS University of London is delighted to be shortlisted in the Courses and lecturers category in the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards shortlist. These nominations are based entirely from student reviews. The full list of nominees and categories is avaliable to download.
Over the last six months, WhatUni collected over 41,000 student reviews from 150 institutions which complied the shortlist. The winners will be announced on 23rd April at the 2020 Whatuni Student Choice Awards where the Universities and Higher Education providers that students rated the highest will be celebrated.
About the Whatuni Student Choice Awards – #WUSCA
Now in its 7th year, the Whatuni Student Choice Awards’ main categories are compiled entirely from student reviews. The reviews are a combination of electronic and physically collected reviews by the Whatuni team, who this year travelled 46,000 miles. The results are both quantitative (scores) and qualitative (free text) and the total reviews for 2019/20 collected exceeded 41,000.
The reviews-based categories are Accommodation, Clubs & Societies, Courses & Lecturers, FE College, Independent HE, International, Job Prospects, Local Life, Postgraduate, Student Support, Students’ Union, Uni Facilities, and the big one covering overall experience University of the Year.
The additional submission-based categories, as judged by the Whatuni Student Advisory Board, are Giving Back and Prospective Student Engagement.
To feature in the main table categories, institutions have to have taught degree-awarding powers. The threshold for featuring in the main categories is 150-200 reviews, depending on institution size. The FE College and Independent HE categories have lower thresholds.