Archive for Education

What are students up to in the run-up to results day?

With the International Baccalaureate results already out, students are venting their anxiety here at The Student Room

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Now that GCSEs and A-Levels are over, students across the UK have still got a lot going on. Many are relaxing and enjoying the great weather we’ve had recently, while others are worrying over results, and planning ahead for Clearing.

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Over 10% of students confess to cheating in exams

As this year’s exam season comes to a close, students are getting more and more creative when cheating

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In response to recent exams, The Student Room conducted a survey of just under 1000 students to gain insight into what exactly goes on in the exam hall. It turns out students are getting more inventive when it comes to cheating.

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The Student Room are set to help millions of students over the exam season

With more exams still to come, we’re set to become even busier, breaking more TSR records

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Last week we broke our site traffic record with over 400,000 students checking into The Student Room. This was after a day crammed with Maths exams – that’s almost the equivalent of filling Wembley Stadium five times over – generating over 2.1 million page views in a single day! Continue reading

The Secrets of Successfully Converting Students

What factors influence a student's firm and insurance choices? And how should marketers focus their efforts around swinging this decision in their favour.

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Universities are allocating more time and money on marketing in order to attract applications from students. Those applications are now in, students have made their five choices and are now tying down which one of these will be their firm and insurance options. But what are the factors that influence this decision? And how should marketers focus their efforts at this crucial time to swing the decision in their favour?

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The Student Room and World Challenge

What’s the real value of extra-curricular experience when applying to University?

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SO what is the real value of extra-curricular experience in the university application process? Our clients, World Challenge, aims to better understand the value with a recent study based on student and university admission team surveys and one-to-one, in-depth interviews with representatives from HE bodies.

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The future of Education – Future Students and MOOC

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Recently The Student Room released the Future Student report which looked into how the next ten years will change the education world. A big part of that change is credited to Massive Open Online Course’s or simply called, MOOCs.

Many will agree that the classroom setting is quickly changing and that the digital world is becoming the norm. With more and more students and employers wanting a wider set of skills and competencies, educational tools like MOOC seem to be the way forward. Continue reading

Students and Finance – Student Loans

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With the increase of student tuition fees in recent years to £9,000 a year, many officials are worrying about the repayment of these loans by students.

The BBC is reporting that around 45% of university graduates do not earn enough to repay their loans. The current system has the students not paying any fees upfront and need only to start repaying their loans when they earn £21,000 a year. Continue reading