AECC University College Shortlisted for Whatuni Student Choice Awards

We’re delighted to announce that AECC University College has been shortlisted for the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020, otherwise known as the WUSCAs, within the category of Student Support. Winners are to be announced this Wednesday 8th July.

Now in its seventh year, the Whatuni Awards offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems. They are based solely on the reviews of students studying at UK institutions - this year, more than 41,000 reviews across 150 institutions were submitted. The award for Student Support recognises the University that offers students the best academic, practical and emotional support during their time studying.

Due to the current Pandemic, the event will take place digitally with winners of each category announced live throughout the day via the @Whatuni Twitter feed. The event is to be hosted virtually by popular television presenter Claudia Winkleman, with the winner of the Student Support category being presented at 2.20pm.

Professor Lesley Haig, Vice-Chancellor of AECC University College commented: “We are thrilled to have been nominated for this Whatuni Student Choice award for Student Support. Providing a positive educational experience for our students is of utmost importance to us and we are pleased to have been recognised in this way. This nomination reflects the ongoing support we provide to students, both academically and emotionally, throughout their course and into their employment.

“We’d like to thank all our students who have reviewed AECC University College so positively. We’re proud of each and every one of you as you work hard to achieve success in your studies with us and your future careers as health and wellbeing professionals. Prospective students pay close attention to the institutions that are nominated for the WUSCAs, so we hope this will be seen as a vote of confidence for those considering studying with us.”

Cherie Metcalf, Head of Marketing and Communications at IDP Connect, which owns Whatuni also commented: "The UK’s Higher Education institutions represent the future for so many people, both within the UK and from overseas, whether they are starting out or further progressing their academic journey. Expectations are always very high, which makes receiving recognition in the form of real student reviews such a wonderful honour. The WUSCAs reflect the voice of the student, and for an institution to have been nominated in 2020 means they are making a significant, positive difference to the experience, and the lives, of their students.” 

You can follow the digital awards ceremony throughout the day between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm and join the conversation live on Twitter using the hashtag #WUSCA. For more information visit: