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    Congratulations to Loughborough University for topping WhatUni's Student Choice Awards. Pipping Harper Adams University to the top spot.

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    "Voted for entirely by students, the award results show that overall satisfaction has fallen 1.2% across the board, though it surprisingly still remains above 80% after one of the most turbulent years on record for the higher education sector.

    More students than ever had their say – with 36,440 reviews and comments submitted, rating their overall university experience 4.01 out of 5. Despite falls overall and in the majority of categories, students scored their universities higher than last year for Uni Facilities and Job Prospects. Meanwhile, Wales hosts the happiest students in the UK and students are least satisfied in London."

    Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018 results
    https://www.whatuni.com/student-awar...y-of-the-year/

    University of the Year
    1st Loughborough University
    2nd Harper Adams
    3rd Bangor University

    Accommodation
    1st Bangor University
    2nd Edge Hill University
    3rd Harper Adams University

    City Life
    1st University of Liverpool
    2nd Newcastle University
    3rd University of Glasgow

    Clubs & Societies
    1st Bangor University
    2nd Harper Adams University
    3rd Loughborough University

    Course & Lecturers
    1st Harper Adams University
    2nd Bangor University
    3rd University of Buckingham

    Giving Back
    1st Loughborough University
    2nd SOAS University of London
    3rd Harper Adams University

    Job Prospects
    1st Harper Adams University
    2nd Loughborough University
    3rd St George's, University of London

    Student Support
    1st Harper Adams University
    2nd Leeds Arts University
    3rd Loughborough University

    Students’ Union
    1st University of Sheffield
    2nd Loughborough University
    3rd University of Leeds

    Uni Facilities
    1st Loughborough University
    2nd Leeds Arts University
    3rd Harper Adams University

    International
    1st University of Glasgow
    2nd Aberystwyth University
    3rd Northumbria University

    Postgraduate
    1st Aberystwyth University
    2nd University of Glasgow
    3rd University of Kent

    Independent
    1st Bridgend College
    2nd DN Colleges Group
    3rd Bournemouth and Poole College

    Further Education
    1st Point Blank Music School
    2nd Norland College
    3rd Futureworks

    Best Prospective Student Engagement Award (submission based)
    1st St Mary’s, Twickenham
    2nd Futureworks
    3rd University of Bradford
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    Thanks Doonesbury we're thrilled to have won.
    Great to know that we're getting it right for the students

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    LIVERPOOL:headbang:

    Further proof that it's the greatest city in the world.:cool:
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    noooooooooooooo this cannot be happening bros, not like this

    it was cammy's turn, it was their ****ing turn

    i demand a recount

    noooooowwwww
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    Bangor? Worst rooms around, worth less than a B and B. Who voted? and how is it voted?
    Edit: 36,440, oh, whoopi do.
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    LIVERPOOL:headbang:

    Further proof that it's the greatest city in the world.:cool:
    You've got Salah , what more do you need
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    (Original post by abhinair3004)
    You've got Salah , what more do you need
    A City =/= A football team

    We have two
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    Find it hard not to roll my eyes when I see so many different rankings and league tables popping up. As they are right now they're all a bit of a joke and I wish they would just stick to one single 'official' league table and leave it be, it's embarrassing to have so many contradicting each other.
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    Better head over to Harper Adams university then :lol:
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    (Original post by laurawatt)
    Better head over to Harper Adams university then :lol:
    Especially if you want a job...
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5315822

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    Imagine thinking that the facilities/support/graduate prospects at Loughborough even compares to Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Durham or Bristol.
    Joke league table.
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    (Original post by physicseastldn)
    Imagine thinking that the facilities/support/graduate prospects at Loughborough even compares to Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Durham or Bristol.
    Joke league table.
    According to CUG Graduate Prospects the ranking of those universities would be:

    Cambridge
    Loughborough
    Oxford
    Durham
    Manchester
    Bristol

    Facilities-wise Loughborough has an excellent campus.

    Support-wise... define support.
    But Loughborough appears ranked above all those you mentioned bar Oxford in this survey of MH support at university
    https://thetab.com/2017-mental-health-rankings
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    (Original post by darkforest)
    Find it hard not to roll my eyes when I see so many different rankings and league tables popping up. As they are right now they're all a bit of a joke and I wish they would just stick to one single 'official' league table and leave it be, it's embarrassing to have so many contradicting each other.
    Why is it embarrassing? For who?

    Having multiple rankings means that students can compare universities when ranked according to different metrics and different weightings. Just because a table is published doesn't mean you have to look at it or care what is says but there is no reason why it can't be published in the first place.
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    TSR back with the clickbait
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    (Original post by physicseastldn)
    Imagine thinking that the facilities/support/graduate prospects at Loughborough even compares to Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Durham or Bristol.
    Joke league table.
    They're top class for Engineering and sports courses.
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    Does What Uni have any credibility

    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Congratulations to Loughborough University for topping WhatUni's Student Choice Awards. Pipping Harper Adams University to the top spot.

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    "Voted for entirely by students, the award results show that overall satisfaction has fallen 1.2% across the board, though it surprisingly still remains above 80% after one of the most turbulent years on record for the higher education sector.

    More students than ever had their say – with 36,440 reviews and comments submitted, rating their overall university experience 4.01 out of 5. Despite falls overall and in the majority of categories, students scored their universities higher than last year for Uni Facilities and Job Prospects. Meanwhile, Wales hosts the happiest students in the UK and students are least satisfied in London."

    Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018 results
    https://www.whatuni.com/student-awar...y-of-the-year/

    University of the Year
    1st Loughborough University
    2nd Harper Adams
    3rd Bangor University

    Accommodation
    1st Bangor University
    2nd Edge Hill University
    3rd Harper Adams University

    City Life
    1st University of Liverpool
    2nd Newcastle University
    3rd University of Glasgow

    Clubs & Societies
    1st Bangor University
    2nd Harper Adams University
    3rd Loughborough University

    Course & Lecturers
    1st Harper Adams University
    2nd Bangor University
    3rd University of Buckingham

    Giving Back
    1st Loughborough University
    2nd SOAS University of London
    3rd Harper Adams University

    Job Prospects
    1st Harper Adams University
    2nd Loughborough University
    3rd St George's, University of London

    Student Support
    1st Harper Adams University
    2nd Leeds Arts University
    3rd Loughborough University

    Students’ Union
    1st University of Sheffield
    2nd Loughborough University
    3rd University of Leeds

    Uni Facilities
    1st Loughborough University
    2nd Leeds Arts University
    3rd Harper Adams University

    International
    1st University of Glasgow
    2nd Aberystwyth University
    3rd Northumbria University

    Postgraduate
    1st Aberystwyth University
    2nd University of Glasgow
    3rd University of Kent

    Independent
    1st Bridgend College
    2nd DN Colleges Group
    3rd Bournemouth and Poole College

    Further Education
    1st Point Blank Music School
    2nd Norland College
    3rd Futureworks

    Best Prospective Student Engagement Award (submission based)
    1st St Mary’s, Twickenham
    2nd Futureworks
    3rd University of Bradford
    Does whatuni have any credibility? Normally a site I skip over.
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    I don't see the sense in these surveys.

    People get an email, most ignore it and some do not. Why is this so, is it because one type of student is more inclined to respond (one type of student experience is more likely to respond), from particular universities. Say you go to Teesside and you're not enjoying the course, are you more or less likely to be reading your uni emails (and therefore more likely not to see this survey requesting you to rate the uni) than the pissed off student at Oxbridge?

    I remember looking at responsiveness rates, I think for NSS, and the shoddier the university is the lower the responsiveness rate is. Might it be that the 1% of students who respond from Teesside are the most involved and motivated students, and therefore are more likely to have a positive student experience? Maybe the Teesside student feels that their career prospects will be influenced by how the uni looked in rankings and has an incentive to make to soften the harshness of their critique, whereas the Oxbridge student knows their career prospects are gonna be alright and have more freedom to be honest.

    You don't know what the Teesside expects, they might have expected the course to be poorly organised and found it to be adequate; you don't know what the Oxbridge student expects, likely a really high quality of teaching and support. Maybe the standards expected, and therefore the quality expressed, must be different. While I might give McDonald's 5/5 stars for getting my chicken nuggets right and for serving them without spitting in my eye, their 5/5 stars would not even be close to the quality of experience had were I giving a Michelin-starred restaurant 3/5 stars.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    You don't know what the Teesside expects, they might have expected the course to be poorly organised and found it to be adequate; you don't know what the Oxbridge student expects, likely a really high quality of teaching and support. Maybe the standards expected, and therefore the quality expressed, must be different. While I might give McDonald's 5/5 stars for getting my chicken nuggets right and for serving them without spitting in my eye, their 5/5 stars would not even be close to the quality of experience had were I giving a Michelin-starred restaurant 3/5 stars.
    Something that every reasonable person has been saying since ever and the reason why the NSS (let alone whatever this survey is) shouldn't be used for inter-uni comparisons without more data being used to control for the sort of students who answer the thing

    but I guess that Glasgow and Kent postgrads get the best grad prospects now so there's no point in me aiming for the BCL
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    But but but....where is Oxbridge? Best unis in the world? Give more money? More job opportunities? Makes me look more clever? Can outsmart my Asian peers at **** unis like UCL?
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    Yes I was being sarcastic!
 
 
 
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