Edge Hill University has been shortlisted in six categories in this year’s WhatUni Student Choice Awards, including the prestigious University of the Year title.

Facing tough competition from 160 universities/institutions, Edge Hill has also been shortlisted in the Accommodation, International, Uni Facilities, Job Prospects and Student Support categories.

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said:

“It’s fantastic to be shortlisted in the WhatUni awards in six categories. To be one of a handful of institutions ranked so highly by students themselves shows we’re providing the very best facilities, support, accommodation and job prospects for students.

“We work very hard to provide an outstanding student experience so to be shortlisted as one of only three diversified English universities in the top University of the Year category is great news and shows we’re doing things right.”

Lisa Gerraty, Head of International Recruitment and Admissions at Edge Hill, added:

“Providing an excellent service to our international students is at the heart of what we do, and is a priority as we welcome students from increasingly diverse nationalities into the Edge Hill family. We are delighted to receive this endorsement from our students.”

The awards, now in their 6th year, are the only university experience awards based on student reviews with over 48,000 reviews collected this year.

Fay Sherrington, Director of Student Services, said:

Fay Sherrington“It’s such an honour to be shortlisted. We strive to provide excellent support for students which is high quality, timely and professional, and to support students throughout all stages of their journey.  I know from the feedback we receive that the support staff provide across the university makes a genuine difference to students’ lives.”

Katie Duncan, Head of Communications at IDP Connect who organise the awards, said:

“In a challenging climate for Higher Education institutions, there is nothing more rewarding than being recognised by their students for delivering such positive experience. The reviews by current students that make up these nominations are invaluable for prospective students who use them to make decisions about their future.”

The winners will be announced on 25 April at a ceremony in London. Follow the action on the night with the hashtag #WUSCA.