Students and staff at Oxford Business College celebrate winning the prestigious bronze award in the ‘Student Support’ category this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2021.
Based in George Street, Oxford, the private college was one of five nominations in the Student Support category.
The college successfully competed against five universities and won the prestigious bronze award. The award was given in recognition for excellent student support for students, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The college is proud to be the winner for the fourth consecutive year.
Uniquely, the award submissions were judged by a specially chosen student panel made up of prospective and current university students. This year saw an impressive 100 applications submitted by 55 different UK institutions across four categories viz ‘Diversity and Inclusion, Enhanced Graduate Outcomes, Excellent in Digital Innovation and Student Support.
Managing Director of the college, Dr Padmesh Gupta, said: “Receiving this award is a humbling experience. Competing against major universities and colleges and being a winner is an honour for all of us. I pay tribute to our students, staff, governors and partners who have studied and worked tirelessly throughout the year, achieving the highest possible academic standards. Gaining recognition is a massive vote of confidence by our students to the college. OBC has set an unrivalled precedent of outperforming most other Independent Higher Education institutions by winning nominations in 2018, 2019, an award in 2020 for best’ Independent Higher Education Provider’ and now the Bronze award for ‘Student Support’ this year in 2021”.
“These awards highlight our students joy at being part of one big academic family at OBC.”
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s awards were announced in a virtual event held on Whatuni’s Twitter channel, @Whatuni, without the traditional gala ceremony.