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International students vote for their favourite UK uni – nominees announced!

The shortlist for the International category for WhatUni’s Student Choice Awards is announced.

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Drum roll please....



The nominees vying for the prize of being named the best UK university according to international students studying in the country, have been announced.



Our sister site WhatUni host their 2nd annual Student Choice Awards in less than a month at a lavish gala dinner in London. The winner of the International award, the most important award on the night, will be announced there in front of a packed room of university representatives and higher education leaders.



The nominations (in alphabetical order):

Cardiff University

Leeds Beckett University

Oxford University

University of Cambridge

University of Edinburgh

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Leeds

University of St Andrews

University of York



The nominees (in alphabetical order):

The nominees are based on reviews written by WhatUni users over the last year who classified themselves international students – as well as a comment section to write about what they’ve enjoyed (or disliked) about their experience, students rated their university on a scale of 1 to 5 in key areas like study experience, life experience and job prospects. A massive 20,000 reviews were calculated to decide the nominees and to give a fair representation of international students currently studying in the UK!


If you’re an international student you can review your university on Hotcourses Abroad to help guide future international students while they find the perfect university overseas. 



Why is the award important?

Because it’s 100% voted for by international students, based on their actual experience studying at a British university. It doesn’t matter how well known a university is, how old it is etc. It’s all based on what international students think (which matters most to us).



The University of York accept the International award at last year's WUSCA ceremony.
The University of York accept the International award at last year's WUSCA ceremony.



Last year’s winner, the University of York, are nominated again this year and will be defending their crown as the top university according to the UK’s international students.


Nusrat Bashir, the University of York’s International Recruitment Manager, said at the time: ‘We are very pleased to receive this award which is a credit to the entire University community at York. The award recognises the excellent work undertaken by our academic and student support staff, as well as the important role the whole student body plays in helping to enhance the experience of our international students.’   



When is the winner announced?

Come back to the site on April 23rd, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, to find out the winner as soon as they are announced at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2015 (as well as for exclusive pics and comments from the ceremony itself).


Perhaps the result will help you decide where you want to study in the UK?

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