14 Mar 2016
Loughborough shortlisted for record number of Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough has been shortlisted for a record nine out of ten 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.
The awards are voted for by students, with more than 25,000 across the country casting their opinions over the past 12 months for the Whatuni Student Rankings.
Loughborough has been shortlisted in nine categories including Accommodation, Clubs and Societies, Course and Lecturers, Job Prospects, Student Union, University Facilities, Support Services, International* and Overall Rating. The nomination for Overall Rating counts towards the title ‘University of the Year’, which Loughborough won in 2015.
The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on the site. They offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.
This year 25,000 reviews were counted; 125 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 39 universities have received a nomination.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob Allison said:
I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted in nine out of ten categories. It is an incredible achievement, made all the more important by the fact that these awards are voted for by students.
*based on the overall rating as given by international students at each university