University of Cumbria students support two charities by making their opinions known
This year, as an incentive to encourage students to participate in the National Students' Survey (NSS), the University of Cumbria donated £1 for each completed survey, with a total of £1290 being shared equally between two charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Make-a-Wish. The charities were chosen by the students.
The cheques were presented to Sue McDonald (Macmillan Cancer Support) and Lucy Leeming (Make-a-Wish) by Vice Chancellor Professor Peter
Strike on Tuesday 30 June.
The NSS, which is an independent survey run by Ipsos Mori for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), is important to the university as a method of gaining feedback from mainly final year students, in order to address any issues and improve the student experience. This year 76.41% of
eligible students took part, putting the university well ahead of the national average of 71%.