20 Mar 2015
Loughborough shortlisted for eight out of nine Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for eight of the ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards, more than any other university.
The awards are voted for by students, with more than 20,000 across the country casting their opinions over the past 12 months for the next Whatuni Student Rankings.
Loughborough has been shortlisted in eight categories – student support, job prospects, student union, clubs and societies, university facilities, courses, accommodation and an overall rating that counts towards the title of University of the Year – and the winners will be announced on April 23. The only category Loughborough wasn’t shortlisted for was city life.
The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on the site. 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.
Loughborough University Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob Allison said: "To be shortlisted in eight out of ten categories – appearing in more categories than any other university – is an amazing achievement. And to know that these awards are voted for by students makes them all the more important."