6th May 2003

 

SURVEY HELPS STUDENT PAY FOR CANADA TRIP

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Globetrotting student Mandy Killick has won £250 to help pay for a trip to Canada after taking part in a student survey at the University of Lincoln.

 

Mandy (30), of Bracebridge Heath, was one of three students who won vouchers in a prize draw after completing a survey to measure students’ satisfaction with their university experience.

 

She leaves on Monday for a three-week visit to Winnipeg and plans to use the money to buy clothes for the trip.

 

“I’m going to Canada as a reward for getting through the first year of my course and for giving up smoking,” said Mandy, who studies History of Art and Design part-time at the Lincoln School of Art & Design.

 

Almost 1,200 students - 15 per cent of the total on campus - completed the student survey.

 

Staff in the university’s Best Practice Office have collated the results in a report to the Academic Standards Committee and plan to put the findings online this week.

 

“The aim of the survey was to find out how we can enhance the student experience,” said David Lippiatt, Head of the Best Practice Office. “The faculties are already analysing the information and taking appropriate action.

 

“We were very pleased with the way the survey worked and we were particularly impressed by the quality of the responses.”

 

The two other prize draw winners were Joanne White and Erika Melen.

 

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Caption: David Lippiatt (left) and Mandy Killick with Andy Hagyard, learning and teaching co-ordinator at the University of Lincoln

 

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University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

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