Magnificent Seven - Aberystwyth University shortlisted for WhatUni awards

07 March 2018

Aberystwyth University has been shortlisted for seven awards in the 2018 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

Building on the five nominations Aberystwyth received in 2017, the University has been shortlisted for University of the Year for the second year running.

Aberystwyth is also shortlisted for Accommodation, Clubs and Societies, Course and Lecturers, Giving Back, International and Postgraduate.

A total of 43 higher education institutions have been nominated across the categories, recognised by their students for offering an incredible university experience.

More than 36,000 student reviews were collected and more than a hundred universities were visited in order to compile this year’s list.

The awards are based on averages taken from tens of thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on

Now in their fifth year, the awards provide prospective students with an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.

The winners will be announced at the annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards ceremony on the 19th April 2018, presented by stand-up comedian, Katherine Ryan.

Professor John Grattan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience at Aberystwyth University said: “We are delighted to have been short-listed for seven awards by Whatuni. What’s significant about these awards is that they are based on real feedback from students and reinforce our outstanding results in the 2017 National Student Survey, which placed Aberystwyth students amongst the most satisfied in the UK for overall satisfaction. The quality of the education and wider student experience offered at Aberystwyth is also borne out by our accolade as the UK’s University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.”

Eleni Cashell, Editor of Whatuni, said: “Being nominated for an award is a huge achievement, because the only judges at the WUSCAs are the students themselves. It showcases to both prospective students and the higher education sector that your institution offers value for money, provides a good student experience and has a highly satisfied and supported student community.”

In the 2017 What Uni Student Choice Awards, Aberystwyth was presented with the Silver Award in the best International University category.