Centrepoint are truly delighted to be receiving the incredible donation of £5,338 from King’s College London during our third academic year of working together.Lucy Goble, Mass Participation Fundraising Manager
14 July 2021
King's students raise £5338 for youth homelessness charity!
We donated £1 to Centrepoint for every completed NSS and PTES survey
Final year undergraduate students at King’s were invited to complete the National Student Survey (NSS) and all eligible postgraduate King’s students were invited to complete the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES). Both surveys were a great opportunity for students to tell us what we are doing well and where we need to focus time and effort to improve the student experience.
King’s pledged to donate £1 to the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint for every completed response received for NSS and the PTES. We are happy to confirm that King’s students have raised a total of £5338 for Centrepoint this year. Through education and employment programmes, Centrepoint also support young people in gaining qualifications, learning new skills or trades, and increasing their confidence.
‘Centrepoint are truly delighted to be receiving the incredible donation of £5,338 from King’s College London during our third academic year of working together,’ said Lucy Goble, Fundraising Officer for Centrepoint. ‘This donation will go directly towards funding our Jobs and Education Team, who support homeless young people in accessing education and employment opportunities both outside and within Centrepoint.
‘Centrepoint supports over 14,000 homeless 16–25-year-olds across the UK each year into a job and a home. Many homeless young people have had a bad experience of education and leave without any formal qualifications, some even unable to read or write. Through our education and employment programmes, we support young people in gaining qualifications, learning new skills or trades, and increasing their confidence.
‘Our Jobs and Education Team work with young people individually to empower them by identifying their strengths and areas they would like to improve in to achieve their short- and long-term goals, and by helping them discover and identify what their interests and skills are. The team delivers support with CV writing, UCAS and job applications, interview preparation, attending university open days, and access to the Centrepoint bursary scheme with a university specific programme.
‘We have high aspirations for the young people we support, and we believe that every young person, regardless of their journey in life, can achieve their potential. Thank you for supporting Centrepoint this year at King’s College London, this donation will make a great difference to the dedicated support provided in the Jobs and Education Team.’
The NSS is an annual survey of final year undergraduate students across the UK. It seeks to gather opinions from students about their time at university, asking them to provide honest feedback on what it has been like to study on their course at their institution. It is an influential source of public information about Higher Education and gives students a powerful collective voice to help shape the future of their course and their place of study for current and prospective students. It launched at King’s on Thursday 4 February 2021 and closed on Friday 30 April.
NSS and PTES help us to understand what we are doing well and where we need to improve the student experience, for the benefit of all current and prospective students.
Simialry, the PTES is run by King's, in partnership with Advance HE, and is a great opportunity for eligible postgraduate students to provide their feedback on their course and student experience. King’s takes all feedback provided very seriously and aims to use this information to help improve the teaching and learning in each faculty for future King’s postgraduate taught students. The survey launched on Monday 8 March 2021 and closed on Thursday 17 June.
A massive thank you to all final year undergraduates and eligible postgraduate students who completed the NSS and the PTES this year. The feedback you shared has such a positive impact and will help to shape King’s for current and future students.