A grand prize for NSS winner

Twelve students win cash prizes in the London Met NSS Prize Draw

Date: 19 June 2013

From left: Professor Malcolm Gillies, Alexandra Afonso, Tim Bromand and Dr Graham Taylor-Russell.

When Alexandra Afonso filled out this year’s National Student Survey (NSS), she never thought for a second that it would bring her £1,000. But that’s exactly what happened when the BA Animation student scooped the top award in London Met’s NSS prize draw!

Alexandra, from Portugal, was one of 12 students who won cash prizes after completing the survey, which helps the University improve its services for students.

“I’ve never won a competition or anything like this before, so I was really shocked to win the top prize,” said Alexandra. “The first thing I am going to do with the money is buy something for my Dad. He has always been there for me and supported me through my studies and I feel like I want to give something back.

“I may treat myself to something too, maybe a tablet, but I’ll save some of it as well! I am applying to lots of internships with animation studios in London so it will help support me in that.”

Alexandra enjoyed her time at London Met, where she studied in the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.

“I had the best teaches you could ever wish for in The Cass, they were always there to help,” she said. “I would definitely recommend London Met to someone looking to study animation.”

Alexandra was joined by fellow prize-winner Tim Bromand for a prize giving with the Vice-Chancellor of London Met, Professor Malcolm Gillies, and the Dean of Students Dr Graham Taylor-Russell.

Tim, who studied BA Economics and International Business, said: “I’m really happy I won a prize, especially given how many people filled in the survey. I really enjoyed my time in London Metropolitan Business School, the lecturers were spot on and I’ve made some amazing friends. I think that’s the main reason I filled in the NSS – I wanted to do my bit and give something back.”

Phil now works for a travel company and is looking forward to building his career in economics and international business.

Professor Gillies said: “I would like to thank all the students who participated in this year’s National Student Survey. Their feedback will have a real impact on how we make the University better for future students.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the very best for their future careers, and hope they will stay connected with us through the Alumni Association.”