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4 March 2009 - PR 09/25

Charities benefit from Loughborough University’s staff survey

Loughborough University has donated a total of £2,035 to three charities, following its first-ever campus-wide staff survey.

The survey was undertaken last summer, and as an added incentive for staff to participate, the University agreed to donate £1 to charity for each completed survey.

Every member of staff who took part was asked to specify which of the three chosen charities they would like to support. As a result £1,000 has been presented to Rainbows Children’s Hospice, £635 has been given to the British Heart Foundation, and £400 has been donated to Raindrops for Life.

Over 65% of Loughborough’s 3,100 staff took part in the survey – one of highest percentage response rates in the higher education sector that the independent consultancy, who managed the process on behalf of the University, had ever had.

Rob Allan, Director of HR at the University, commented: “We were absolutely delighted that so many staff took part in the survey and that consequently we have been able to hand over these donations to the three charities.”

Patricia Brookes, Director of Fundraising at Rainbows Children’s Hospice, said: “This is wonderful news. Everyone at Rainbows is delighted to find out that we are close to the hearts of people at the University. We rely very heavily on the support of the community in Loughborough and the wider East Midlands region. This donation and the census behind it is a great indicator that Rainbows will receive the backing to continue the development of our care facilities for children, young people and their families.”

An amazing 95% of staff who took part in the survey said the University is a good place to work. Eighty six percent of those surveyed said they would recommend the University as a place to study and 80% would recommend it as a place to work.

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