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Students take £4000 worth of gear to university

Despite being seen as an underprivileged and financially challenged bunch, a recent survey by student insurers Endsleigh has found that the average student will take approximately £4000 worth of belongings with them when they move into student accommodation. Furthermore, some students carry as much as £1300 worth of gear with them as they travel to and from universities. Continue reading

Increasing concern about the cost of education and employment prospects after

The financial strain of going to university has always been a large one, and those struggles are set to come to a head in the next year or so. With the government’s recent proposals to cut university funding and increase tuition fees in the spotlight, how do students themselves feel about the financial considerations of applying to university? The 1st Annual DIGS Student Survey reveals just how serious these concerns are for today’s students. Continue reading

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