Our 2016 review

December 2016

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Award-winning and high achieving students, graduates, governors and staff are a recurring theme this year. Achievement is central to our ethos at WUC and is embedded into our culture as an institution.

The achievement of University College status and the launch of Writtle University College in August has been a defining moment in our long history. These are very exciting times at WUC and we are looking forward to sharing another successful year with you in 2017.

With investment in our facilities, including the Farm and Recreation and Fitness Centre, we have shown our committment to enhancing the student experience. Work is also underway at our equine campus with the build of a second therapy barn.

Here's a look back on just some of our highlights from what has been a truly memorable 2016 at WUC.

Writtle achieves University College status

A new chapter starts for Writtle University College

Founding Chancellor appointed

Writtle students are high achievers!

Gold medal win for Writtle design graduate

Silver Award for WUC at the Young Gardeners of the Year competition

High satisfaction for WUC postgraduate students

Writtle student wins Regional Final of 'Young Horticulturist of the Year'

Essex horticulture apprentice crowned greenkeeping champion

Senior Lecturer in Art and Design awarded PhD

Bronze for Joy at WorldSkills competition

Silver-Gilt for landscape designers at Hampton Court

New Bioveterinary Science degree launched

New Global Ecosystem Management degree launched

Top Social Media ranking for WUC's Chair of Governors

Former Art & Design student featured in 'Real Homes' magazine

Arena returns with a focus on global impact of WUC alumni and staff