The Union of Students are proud to announce, in collaboration with the Student Experience Team at the University of Derby, that a total of £8135 was donated to charity by the University throughout the completion of the annual National Student Survey (NSS).
Students across the University were asked to complete the NSS and given the opportunity to raise money for a charity of their choice in return. Elected student reps for each programme collated suggestions of charities from the student community to ensure that any funds raised were donated to the causes they felt most passionately about.
From the total amount, £1,290 went to chosen charities including Borderline Arts, Labour Behind the Label, Brig-Aid at Derby Theatre, Autism East Midlands, Babington Dog Rescue Centre, St Peter’s Church, Padley Homeless Centre, ABC’s and Rice, WWF, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Air Ambulance, Derbyshire Mind and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The remaining £6,845 will be split between the two nominated Raise and Give (RAG) charities for 2017/18: CHICKS and Autism East Midlands.
The NSS gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses and their familiarity of services on offer whilst at University. The purpose of this is to contribute to public accountability, help inform the choices of prospective students and provide data that assists institutions in enhancing the student experience. Both the Union and University are highly committed to providing platforms for the student voice and this is one of the many ways we do so.
It is expected that results from the National Student Survey will be published at the end of July.
Heather Gunn, Marketing and Communications Manager
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