The RAU is delighted to announce the return of the Cirencester Youth Market on Wednesday 22 March
RAU shortlisted for FOUR Whatuni Student Choice Awards
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester is thrilled to have been shortlisted for four Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017.
Based on ratings by students, the University has received nominations in the following categories: University of the Year, Job Prospects, Accommodation, and Giving Back.
University of the Year
This prestigious title is awarded to the top university of the year, as chosen by the students themselves following a nation-wide vote. The RAU is amongst just 10 UK universities to be shortlisted for this award.
The nomination in this category is testament to the RAU’s consistently high student employability figures: on average over the past five years, 96% of undergraduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation. The University offers a portfolio of vocational courses which prepare graduates for the world of work. A close network of industry contacts ensures students are up-to-date with current issues, while work placements give students the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience.
The Giving Back category is a new award for 2017. Students were asked to rate their university on how much they give back to the community, whether that be globally or locally, and whether any projects stood out. The RAU prides itself on its community spirit, as demonstrated by our recent RAG Week, and it is wonderful to receive recognition from one of the top awards within the sector.
The RAU offers students excellent catered and non-catered accommodation, situated on the University’s beautiful Cotswold campus in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Students can choose to live in either the historic main building or one of the newer halls of residence.
The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages 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 traditional university ranking systems.
Over the last year, more than 26,000 reviews were collected; 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.
The Whatuni Student Rankings 2017 will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on Thursday 6 April. You can follow all the action on the night with the hashtag #WUSCA.