By Thomas Hewitt
Nottingham Trent University has been officially named as the best in the UK for International students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), and ranked in the top ten universities overall.
The university took home the award in the international category, after making its first ever appearance at the ceremony, held earlier this month.
Where did they rank?
- Nottingham Trent University (Best for International Students)
- Swansea University
- St Mary’s University, Twickenham
NTU received four awards nominations and was shortlisted in the top ten for ‘University of the Year’ category.
Harper Adams University, Shropshire won the coveted award, with nearby Loughborough University taking second place and Swansea in third.
The award, which are now in their third year, are based on thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on the Whatuni website.
Editor of Hotcourses International Katie Duncan said: “Having a diverse student population made up of international students is an increasing priority for universities in the UK. Not only are these students exceptionally driven and talented, but they also bring an enriching cultural experience for domestic students and staff.”
“Nottingham Trent has demonstrated that it is a deserving winner of the International award by offering continuous support through platforms such as live chat and options like university preparation courses to help international students get the most out of their abroad experience.”
Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor Nigel Healey, said he was delighted the views of overseas students had led to a win in the International category.
He said: “At Nottingham Trent University, we have put internationalism at the heart of our new strategy, creating the University of the Future.”
“We have worked hard to welcome international students to our city, encourage home students to learn from them and celebrate our international diversity on campus. I am thrilled this work has been recognised by the WhatUni award.”
Zaz Prosser, Vice President Community at NTSU said she was pleased that the universities work around engaging and supporting international students had been recognised with the award.
“We hold a number of events throughout Freshers’ Week and in the run up to it for students who arrive earlier during the summer break, to ensure that there are a number of opportunities for international students to get involved and feel more comfortable when starting at Nottingham Trent University.”
“We have also built strong links with the Global Lounge in order to increase the accessibility of the Union to new international students.”