St Mary's Nominated for Eight Whatuni? Student Choice Awards
Students from St Mary’s University, Twickenham have nominated the institution in eight categories at the annual Whatuni? Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs). Of the 12 categories available, St Mary’s was nominated in:
- Job Prospects
- Course and Lecturers
- Student Support
- Student Union
- Giving Back
The University already has a strong reputation for student satisfaction, being ranked no 1 in London for student experience by Times Higher Education in 2016. It is ranked second in the country for teaching excellence by the 2017 Guardian University Guide; and in terms of careers prospects, 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Higher Education Statistics Agency).
I am delighted that our students have nominated us for so many honours. At St Mary’s, staff put the student experience in the heart of everything they do. These eight nominations are a testament to the commitment of everyone at St Mary’s to giving our students the best possible time at university.
I am especially pleased that our students have put us forward for the Giving Back award, based on our students’ rating of how much we contribute to the community, both locally and globally. Part of Vision 2025, our strategy for the next ten years, focuses on how we can give back to the community. That our students recognise our role in this space is a great endorsement of our vision for the future.
Francis Campbell, St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor
This is fantastic news. Over the past two years the Students’ Union team have worked to make sure we are comprehensively representing our students. Being nominated for the Students’ Union award is a great achievement but to win it would be an awesome recognition of the Students’ Union team’s work.
Zander Lavall, Students’ Union President