Leicester in the running for hat-trick of student-centered awards

The University of Leicester has been shortlisted in three prestigious award categories based on student opinion.

The annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023 pull together the views of real students with the University up for awards in the Student Union, Student Support and Postgraduate categories.

Around 35,000 reviews were gathered from students across the UK either during on-campus visits or through the Whatuni website. The awards aim to celebrate the amazing work taking place in Higher Education Institutions and look at 12 key categories.

The Student Union category recognises those who go above and beyond representing all students on issues, running regular events, and providing designated places for socialising.

Jack McDonald, Activities Officer for the University’s Students’ Union, said: “We’re all really happy that the hard work our officers and staff are doing every day has been recognised – particularly given that these awards are nominated by students themselves. It shows we’re doing the right thing.”

The Student Support category recognises good-quality services that ensure students get any help they need to thrive in their studies and elsewhere, while the Postgraduate category considers the overall experience of postgraduate students, including preparedness for work and future careers.

Elliot Newstead, Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach at the University, added: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted in the Postgraduate category as it demonstrates exactly how and why we make a great destination for students looking to continue their studies past their undergraduate degree.

Angela Truby, Director of Student Services and Belonging said: “Supporting students throughout their time here and beyond is a top priority, whether it’s in their studies, with their mental health, finance or housing. We want to make sure their experience is as positive as it can be.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team of hardworking people we have here.”

The reviews enable prospective students to look at unbiased information when choosing where and what they would like to study.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 26 April at an award ceremony in London.

A full list of the shortlisted institutions for each category can be viewed on the website