This pretty Kazakh student has revealed that she unknowingly won an iPad when she slammed the University of Westminster in a survey out of “disappointment” over an application mix-up.
Aisulu Zhussupbayeva, from the city of Pavlodar in north-eastern Kazakhstan, applied to study business at the University of Westminster and “planned to go there, but because of an error, they didn’t get my application”.
A short time later, the London-based university sent her a survey asking her why she did not choose them. They added that participants in the survey can win a tablet.
The student gave a no-holds-barred response and reportedly ended up winning the iPad prize.
After already starting her studies at Nazarbaev University in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, she received a message from the University of Westminster telling her of her win.
Aisulu said she initially dismissed the message as “spam”, but read on and realised it was from the University of Westminster.
Correspondence began, and both parties were arranging for the iPad to be sent by mail when a university representative said that he was planning a trip to Asia and Kazakhstan and could bring it in person.
She said: “About a month later, he flew in, we talked about my application and he found out why it didn’t happen. We discussed future prospects and then he handed me the tablet.”
To find out more about the author, editor or agency that supplied this story – please click below.
Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
The Ananova page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.