May 2019

Mental health charity receives cheque from UCB during poignant awareness week

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A charity dedicated to empowering university students to look after their mental health has received a cheque for just under £2,000 from UCB - during Mental Health Awareness Week.

The University raised £1,938 for Student Minds by making a £2 donation to the charity for every response received in the recent National Student Survey (NSS).

The charity itself was chosen by UCB’s Guild of Students, which works hard to ensure students thrive in the university environment and feel supported if they feel like they are struggling.

Robin Dutton, Director of Quality Systems at UCB, handed over the charity cheque to Guild of Students president Ross Loveitt at a special presentation at McIntyre House this week.

“We chose Student Minds as it does really great work in ensuring students have access to support and resources, especially when it comes to prevention, which is key,” said Ross.

“We hope this money goes some way in helping the charity continue to deliver its student-led peer support programmes, as well as research-driven campaigns and workshops.”

Fifteen lucky students also won either £250 or £500 for taking part in the survey, a government initiative which aims to gauge constructive feedback on the overall university experience.

With 71% percent of UCB’s eligible students completing the survey, submitting their views and opinions of UCB, the winners’ names were drawn at random and also presented with their cheques at the presentation.

£500 winners

  • Chace Wagenhauser
  • Alejandro Zurita Garcia
  • Hiba Shafiq
  • Samira Farah
  • Caitlin Rawlings

£250 winners

  • Emma Louise Kedgley
  • Stacey Guest
  • Johnathan Latham
  • Rebekah Adenaike
  • Shivani Primalani
  • Penny Massey
  • Alice Jones
  • Alesha Karla Renouf
  • Emilia Nowak
  • Eleanor Lucy Barnett
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