National Student Survey prize winners announced
18 May 2012
Two lucky Glyndŵr University students have each picked up £500 in cash after completing the National Student Survey (NSS).
Lisa Buckle and Gary Windrow were winners in the university-wide contest to win an iPad 2 or cash equivalent.
Both decided to take the money after being drawn at random from final-year undergraduates who completed the survey at the university.
Sport and exercise sciences student Lisa, 22, of Ruabon said: “I was a bit shocked. I thought it was just a junk email when it landed in my inbox.
“I’ve got a holiday booked for July so I chose the cash instead of an iPad – it’ll come in very handy while I’m away!”
Holidays were also on the agenda for occupational health, safety and environmental management student Gary.
He said: “I’m used to filling out surveys from fellow students, so it was a real surprise to win the prize money. I’m going to put the money towards a holiday in Ibiza in the summer. The NSS is a great opportunity to make your voice heard.”
The NSS is carried out every year nationally to gauge the feelings of final-year students on their university experience.
Based on feedback from previous surveys, Glyndŵr University has made significant improvements to improve life on campus.
These have included increasing library opening times, investing in more computer facilities and encouraging the development of dozens of new clubs and societies.
Student guild president Adam Fuller said: “The NSS is a fantastic way of finding out what students think about their time at the university.
“It has allowed us, working alongside the university, to make real and lasting changes for the better.
“Congratulations to Lisa and Gary on winning and I hope they put the cash to good use.”