The University pledged to give £2 for every completed survey, setting students a fundraising target of £8,000, and they have more than risen to the challenge – with 54% completing this important national survey between 16 and 27 January – that’s nearly double the response rate secured by the University during the same period last year.
The National Student Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI. The survey runs until 30 April 2017, so it looks highly likely that students will meet their £8,000 target.
Professor Peter Byers, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), said: “The National Student Survey is really important because it helps to identify what students like about their learning experience at LJMU and where we can make further enhancements. It just shows how amazing our students really are that so many have already taken the time to complete this survey. Not only are they helping make their university better for the students of the future but they are also raising vital funds to help seriously ill children and their families too.”
Dan Halliday, Area Fundraiser at Claire House Children’s Hospice added: “We provide care and support to local children and families who need us at the toughest of times imaginable. Although all of the children who come to Claire House are terminally ill, it’s not about death and dying, it’s all about life and living, positivity and laughter. We make special memories and magical moments for our families to keep forever.
“We simply couldn’t do all of this without the help of the community and every penny raised will make a massive difference to our families. By completing the survey, students are directly helping to raise vital money to keep Claire House open for our special children, and we can’t thank them enough.”