Courses and lecturers at Wrexham Glyndwr University have been named among the best in the UK in a new survey of more than 26,000 students.
The North Wales institution has made the top 10 shortlist in the Courses and Lecturers category of the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017.
Awards are based on average scores taken from tens of thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on whatuni.com
Now in their fourth year, the rankings offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to the traditional university ranking systems.
Dr Claire Taylor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University, said: “It’s vital that we listen to the opinions of students as we continue to shape the future of Wrexham Glyndwr University and the WhatUni Guide is one of a number of barometers to measure our success and progress.
“I’m thrilled to see that the University’s provision of high quality, career-focused courses, delivered by an academic staff team committed to teaching excellence has been recognised through these awards.”
Over the past twelve months, more than 26,000 reviews were collected via the whatuni.com website; 127 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 44 universities have received a nomination in one of the 12 categories.
Marcella Collins, Managing Director UK, of Whatuni.com parent company Hotcourses Group, added: “One of the most common criticisms we hear from students is that it’s too difficult to navigate the higher education landscape, so this has become our driving force.
“We present critical data to students in a way that’s easy for them to understand and helps them make life-changing educational choices.
“In support of this, we’re thrilled to introduce two new categories to further guide prospective students on university factors which they have told us are important to them.
“The Giving Back category is especially meaningful to the Hotcourses Group, as our Foundation has a long history of providing access to education for thousands of children who are affected by HIV in Kenya.
“Hearing from students about what their universities are doing to change the world for the better has been inspiring and we look forward to recognising these efforts at the awards on 6 April.”
The official 2017 Whatuni Student Rankings will be announced on Thursday 6 April at a ceremony in London. You can follow all the action on the night with the hashtag #WUSCA.