Middlesex University has been recognised for excellence in student support during the pandemic with a nomination in the 2021 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.
The annual awards – taking place for the eighth time – highlights the work done by institutions to support their students, and celebrate resilience, innovation and diversity within higher education. Uniquely, the nominees and winners are selected by students themselves, and judged by a specially chosen panel made up of prospective and current university students.
A nationwide review collection conducted alongside the awards showed that more than 70 per cent of students agreed that their university course represented ‘value for money’ over the past year, even with the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Middlesex was nominated in the ‘Student Support’ category – for developing comprehensive student support services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Simon Emmett, CEO at IDP Connect, organisers of the awards, said: “The past twelve months have been incredibly difficult for universities and their students, and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards are a chance to recognise those institutions who have excelled in supporting their students even in the face of a global pandemic. This year has thrown up some real surprises, with some smaller institutions winning across all categories.
“To be nominated in the Student Support category shows that Middlesex University has risen to the challenge of supporting students in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic and enabled students to thrive in the most difficult of circumstances”.