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2010 General Election on TSR

In an internet exclusive the leaders from the main political parties will be taking place in student Question Time session on The Student Room this week.

Confirmed taking part are:
Labour
Gordon Brown – Current Prime Minister and leader of the Labour party

Conservatives
David Cameron – Leader of the Conservative Party

Liberal Democrats
Nick Clegg – Leader of the Liberal Democrats

The Green Party
Caroline Lucas – Leader of the Green Party

We’re obviously very excited about this event and very pleased that students from around the UK are being given this opportunity to have their questions answered by their future prime minister.
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Where are all the young people in politics?

You could hardly blame young people for not having much of an interest in politics; aside from the usual stereotype of aging, upper middle class men discussing issues that don’t affect them, the recent scandals surrounding politicians doesn’t do much to portray politics as a subject that young people should be interested in. Continue reading

TSR in The Times – 14 August 2008

” My first post on The Student Room (TSR) was a worried question in the Cambridge forum, giving my relatively unimpressive grades and asking whether or not I stood a chance of getting into Oxbridge. Nine months, hundreds of posts and one change of heart later, I received an offer from Oxford to read English.” Continue reading

One step at a time: Modern graduates map own route to success

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Research from The Student Room reveals:

  • Graduates are committed to ‘booster’ jobs to pave way to preferred career
  • Graduates now expect multiple careers, changing both recruitment and retention thinking
  • Undergraduates are deciding on career routes before university, meaning recruiters need to target candidates from an earlier age
  • Young people’s own research and work experience is informing decisions more than recruitment ads, milkrounds or careers advisors, which recruiters need to embrace
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