RAU shortlisted for national student choice awards 2020

The RAU has been nominated in the University of the Year and Job Prospects categories for the second year running in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020.

Now in their seventh year, the Whatuni Student Choice Awards are a celebration of the best universities and higher education institutions in the UK and are based directly on reviews of students themselves.

Whatuni gathered over 41,000 student reviews from 150 participating universities.

The RAU is once more among 10 shortlisted universities competing for the top title of University of the Year, and has also been recognised again in the Job Prospects category.

Professor Neil Ravenscroft, Director for Education at the RAU, said: “Student experience is at the heart of everything we do at the RAU and we are delighted that this continues to be recognised in these prestigious set of awards. This achievement comes as we celebrate our 175th year and shows just how relevant and valued the RAU remains today and for future generations.”

The winners will be revealed at the end of April.

Cherie Metcalf, Head of Marketing and Communications at IDP Connect, said: "The UK’s Higher Education institutions represent the future for so many people both within the UK and from overseas whether they are starting out or further progressing their academic journey. Expectations are always very high, which makes receiving recognition in the form of real student reviews such a wonderful honour.

“The WUSCAs reflect the voice of the student, and for an institution to have been nominated in 2020 means they are making a significant, positive difference to the experience, and the lives, of their students.”  

The RAU offers a range of courses in agriculture, animal science, business, archaeology, environment, equine science, food, real estate and rural land management.