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Follow-up survey invitation:
Job insecurity in South Africa and globally

The NWU’s Optentia research focus area would like to invite you to participate in a follow-up survey for the research project "Job insecurity in South Africa and globally".

This study on job insecurity in higher education is presently conducted across 10 countries around the world and you can make a highly valuable contribution to its success.

This survey is open to all support and academic staff of the NWU, and PhD and postdoctoral students are also welcome to participate.

If you have participated in the first survey conducted during the previous month, you will be automatically redirected to a shorter follow-up survey. Following this second survey, there will be a third and last survey.

If you complete all three surveys, you will receive a guaranteed shopping voucher for Woolworths valued at R100, and you can win one of six cash prizes of R5 000.

If you have not participated in the previous survey, you can still join this study. If you choose to complete this survey, you still stand a chance to win one of six cash prizes of R5 000.

Follow this link to the survey (or copy and paste it into your internet browser):
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Lara Roll at

The deadline for this survey is 20 April 2018.
The Job Insecurity Project Team
Lead Researchers: Dr Lara Christina Roll & Prof Ian Rothmann

Attention: All Female Staff and Students
You are invited to take part in a research study titled: "The Epidemiology of Menstrual Pain in a South African University Population" by completing an online questionnaire that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We require women with and without menstrual pain to complete the survey.
This survey applies to:
FEMALES ONLY (There is no need to answer the survey if you have gone, or are going, through menopause).
Those who study/work at a Government funded university, such as NWU.
Please click on the following link to continue to the survey: