The Awards night

In April 2017, Whatuni held its annual Student Choice Awards in London based on reviews by over 26,000 students. The awards were presented by comedian David Mitchell and saw UK universities gain recognition across 12 categories.


This year, the awards will be held at The Brewery, London, on Thursday 19th April 2018. We are delighted to announce the inclusion of three new categories, please see below for further details.

See Full Results from 2017

2017 review highlights


Reviews have been submitted for the 2017 awards and rankings.


UK universities will be in the 2017 rankings


Miles were travelled by the Whatuni team to collect reviews on campus

The Categories

Now in their fifth year, the WUSCAs offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems. The awards are based on averages taken from tens of thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on They cover the following categories:

  • University of the Year
  • Accommodation
  • City Life
  • Clubs & Societies
  • Course & Lecturers
  • Job Prospects
  • Student Union
  • Uni Facilities
  • Student Support
  • Giving Back
  • International (based on the overall rating given by international students at each university)
  • Postgraduate (based on the overall rating given by postgraduate students at each university)

New for 2018

This year we have also introduced the following categories:

  • The Independent Higher Education Award
  • The Further Education College Award
  • Best Prospective Student Engagement Award (submission based)

Judged by our Student Advisory Board, the ‘Best Prospective Student Engagement Award’ is all about innovation. We’re looking for initiatives that help students make the right decision regarding university, target under-represented groups or ensure that the student voice is genuinely reflected in their campaigns. Please click below to download an application form and for full details of the awards criteria.

With these additional categories we aim to reflect the diversity of HE in the UK, offer prospective students insight into a range of different institutions and celebrate student satisfaction across the board.

Full details of all categories and awards
Submission award application form
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If you would like to promote your brand in front of Whatuni’s vast prospective student audience and take advantage of the fantastic networking opportunity within the HE sector presented by the WUSCAs, then get in touch about sponsoring one of our awards categories.

As the sole sponsor of a category, you will benefit from extensive brand exposure at the awards and on our Whatuni and HotcoursesGroup websites, presentation of the award and much more.

Revolution Viewing were very proud to be a headline sponsor of the Hotcourses’ Insights Day and the What Uni Student Choice Awards. Both events were well attended by the majority of UK universities which gave us great exposure within the sector. And both events were very well organised in fantastic venues providing great value for money for all attendees. The WUSCAs was particularly enjoyable and it was pleasing to be involved in an event where those who really matter, the students, vote for the winners. We would definitely sponsor these events again.”


Vicky Hayhurst, Commercial Director, Revolution Viewing Ltd

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