10 June 2021

The Winner of RateMyPlacement’s £9,250 Giveaway

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Back in March, we launched a giveaway like no other… Giving first year students the chance to WIN £9,250, simply by signing up to RateMyPlacement.co.uk.

Why? Because we knew that doing first year of university during a pandemic must have been tough, and we wanted to make second year ridiculously good for one lucky student.

A whopping 16,465 students from across the UK entered the giveaway, and we are pleased to announce that the randomly selected winner was…

Banke, a Nursing Student from the University of Derby! We spoke to Banke to find out what she plans to spend her giant cheque on, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome.

How did you feel when you heard that you had won £9,250?

“I was overwhelmed with emotions. As a prospective learning disability nurse, I encourage people living with learning disabilities to try new things, urging them never to say it’s impossible and helping them fulfil their potential.

You never know, luck like this can happen to anyone, but you’ll never experience it unless you try. My family and friends are still in shock…”

And what do you plan to spend the money on?

“I plan to pay part of my second year tuition fees with the money. I volunteer in a few places where I support and empower children living with learning disabilities, so I also want to donate some proceeds to help get treats for the children.

Lastly, I intend to start a seminar in my local church here in Derby, where I would raise awareness on the need for support (physical and emotional) for those living with a learning disability.

A big thank you to RateMyPlacement. You have made the beginning of my second year a wonderful one, and I am most grateful.”

​We wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all of the students who entered. Sadly we couldn’t give you all £9,250 – but we can share 100s of live jobs with you right NOW.