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Local charities benefit from National Student Survey responses

The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) has been able to donate £260 to ‘The Friends for Mental Health’ and the East Kent Rape Crisis Centre following the 2020 National Student Survey.

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an independent annual survey of final-year undergraduate students and is one of the key measures of how students rate their time at university. The survey asks students about many of the factors that are most important to them, including aspects of their teaching, their subject and the wider University community.

This year, it was also an opportunity to donate to a cause, with £1 being donated for every student who completed the survey. The Friends for Mental Health and the East Kent Rape Crisis Centre were joint winners in a poll of final year students. After 260 students came forward to complete the 2020 National Student Survey, each charity received a donation of £130.

Head of School Professor Shane Weller said:

‘The views of our students are incredibly important to us as teachers and researchers and the National Student Survey is a vital way in which the University – and the School – receives feedback. I am grateful to all the students who took the time to share their views in this year’s Survey and am delighted that we were able to make donations to the East Kent Rape Crisis Centre and The Friends for Mental Health as a result of your participation’.