This year, for every completed NSS survey the University will donate £3 to charity. The total donation will be split between four charities - OSARCC, Restore, Prospect House, and Homeless Oxfordshire. Find out more about the charities below.
What is the NSS?
The NSS is a nationally recognised annual survey of mostly final year undergraduates in the UK. The survey provides students with an opportunity to give their honest opinions on what they liked about their time on their course as well as things that could have been improved. The survey is administered by Ipsos MORI, an independent market research agency, so responses remain anonymous at all times.
OSARCC - Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre
OSARCC was founded in 1979 as a collective of women, all volunteers, working to support women who had experienced rape and sexual abuse. Since 2009, OSARCC has been a charity with a board of trustees, paid employees and volunteers, all working together to support survivors across Oxfordshire. OSARCC is an inclusive organisation which actively challenges discrimination in all its forms, including but not limited to discrimination based on race, religion, sexuality, disability, age, and class. We welcome contact from women from all walks of life, including sex workers and trans women. At OSARCC, we know that all survivors are different and therefore aim to provide a range of support services to suit each individual, including telephone and email support, face-to-face counselling, support groups, and advocacy. We also recognise that supporting a survivor can feel isolating, so our phone and email support services are also open to supporters of survivors of all genders - whether they are professionals, parents, partners, or friends.
Find out more about OSARCC's work.
Mental illness affects one in four of us in our lifetime, but people can and do recover. Restore is an Oxfordshire-based mental health charity that supports people to take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives. We offer recovery groups, training and employment coaching to make this possible. We are one of the longest established and most highly regarded community rehabilitation services in the UK. Founded in 1977, we are part of a partnership of local mental health organisations with a commitment to helping people to recover, stay well and participate in and contribute to the life of our county.
Find out more about Restore's work.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
And that’s OK. We’ve all got to start somewhere. For Homeless Oxfordshire, our beginning was humble. In a shabby old school building, named Oxford Night Shelter, we provided overnight emergency accommodation to anyone that needed a warm bed and a roof over their head. It was far from ideal. But we used what we had and gave it our all. With 12 people in each room, we were pushed but strived to provide the best service we could. We transformed classrooms into dormitories and reassured everyone with food, washing facilities and as much support as possible. Fast-forward 30 years and here we are the largest accommodation provider across the county. Not only do we provide accommodation at our 56 bed hostel but we have 144 beds across the local community in 24 properties offering a full range of support.
Find out more about Homeless Oxfordshire's work.
Since 1980, Prospect Hospice has provided the only dedicated end-of-life care service for people living in Swindon, Marlborough and north east Wiltshire. We bring care, comfort and confidence, around the clock, every day of the year.
Find out more about Prospect Hospice's work.