Thank you to all final year undergraduates and eligible postgraduate students who completed the NSS and the PTES this year. Both surveys were an 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 £7,417 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 supports nearly 14,000 homeless 16-25 year olds across the UK each year into a job and a home. Many homeless young people 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. The team delivers support with CV writing, UCAS and job applications, interview preparation, traineeships, attending university open days, and access to the Centrepoint bursary scheme with a university specific programme’.
‘Our jobs & education advisors provide homeless young people with impartial Careers Education Information, Advice & Guidance. This encapsulates a range of services, including focused advice to assist young people in making appropriate career and educational decisions, that are informed and well thought through’.
‘We have high aspirations for young people we support, and we believe that every young person, regardless of their journey, can achieve their full potential. Thank you for continuously supporting Centrepoint at King’s College, this donation will make a true difference to the life-changing support provided by the Jobs & 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. Similarly, 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
The feedback you have shared will help to shape King’s and improve the teaching and learning for current and future students.