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The University of Exeter win the International award at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015

Exeter win international award at WUSCA 2015

The University of Exeter were announced the top UK university according to the country’s international students at last night’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015. Exeter triumphed over a shortlist of nine of the top universities in the country, including the University of Edinburgh (2nd) and the University of Glasgow (3rd).


Minutes after their win, Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of International at Exeter spoke to us (watch our interview below):


On winning the international award:

‘Well I’m absolutely delighted. I think it reflects the wonderful work we’ve been doing at Exeter over the last three years. I think we have a wonderful experience for international students and long may it continue.’


Message to future international students:

‘Come to Exeter, you’ll have a wonderful experience. We attract students from 130 different countries from around the world. We want to expand our international education population in the many different courses across our campuses. We’re a top 10 British university. What better experience could you have?’



All the evening’s awards were decided by reviews written by current students on Whatuni over the last year in which they provided their firsthand thoughts on their university experience. The international award – sponsored by British Council IELTS – was the only award decided by reviews written by international students.


The second annual WUSCA awards – hosted by our sister site Whatuni – took place on Thursday night (23rd April) at a lavish ceremony at The Brewery in London, presented by TV personality Hugh Dennis.


Simon Emmett, Managing Director of Higher Education at Hotcourses, said of the importance of these student-focused awards: 'For prospective students, hearing first hand about the quality of education, and what are realistic expectations about university life, is an invaluable resource when making the decision to pursue degree-level studies.'


You can read the full results from the night here

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Exeter win international award at WUSCA 2015

Paul Ellett is the editor for Hotcourses Abroad. His role is to plan, produce and share editorial, videos, infographics, eBooks and any other content to inform prospective and current international students about their study abroad experience. When he's not thinking about student visas in Sweden and application deadlines, Paul is an avid fan of comedy podcasts and Nicolas Cage films.


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