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Record breaking A-Level results day at The Student Room

With record numbers of students being accepted into university, The Student Room saw massive activity on our biggest day of the year

Amongst recent changes in higher education, and most importantly the removal of admissions caps for universities, record breaking numbers of students have received their results and taken the next steps into university and clearing.
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A-Level results day is almost here!

With only two more days to go, here’s what happened last year and how we’re gearing up to break even more records this year.

Last year’s A-Level results week was a record breaker for us, with more than 1.7 million users visiting the site and over 11 million page views. We had over 395,000 daily visitors, and 145,000 visits just to the UCAS application forum.

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As A-Level results looms research shows that parents are stressing students out

The University of Bradford & The Student Room teamed up to find out what students are finding stressful before their all-important results are released.

With results day on the horizon and only 5 days to go, students are feeling the pressure from their parents. Research by The University of Bradford and The Student Room found that over thirty percent of students say their parents are piling on the pressure and making them feel worse about results day. Continue reading

Scottish Qualifications results day on The Student Room

With SQA results now released, Scottish university hopefuls have been voicing their responses here on TSR

Although A-Level results are still a week away, the big day has already been and gone for Scottish Qualification students. The forums on The Student Room were alive with discussion as SQA students received their results, with many hopeful university applicants now planning their next steps in their academic careers.

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What are students taking to freshers?

As university approaches, members on The Student Room are planning ahead on what gadgets and items they’re taking with them

With A-Level results day only two weeks away, students across the UK are planning ahead for their move to university. With many expecting to move into halls, shared houses, and various university accommodation, one major topic is being discussed: what do they need to take to university?

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The Student Room talks International Students at BUILA Conference 2015

Two-thirds of international students value UK work opportunities, despite recent changes to non-EU student laws

At this year’s BUILA conference, The Student Room was invited to present data we’ve collected about our international audience.  With over a quarter of our traffic coming from outside of UK, plus the recent changes to international student laws, this was an important opportunity to share what we’ve found out.

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Students are buzzing as The Student Room expects biggest Clearing yet

With only a few weeks until Clearing, students have been debating and discussing on TSR in anticipation of results day

It’s official: we have just over three weeks until A-Level results are released, and the stampede of Clearing 2015 begins. The forums here at The Student Room have been busy in anticipation, with thousands of students debating and asking about university choices, grade requirements, and of course, the possibility of entering Clearing.

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The Student Room sponsors new Student Voice Award at Heist 2015

With the winners of the Heist Awards’ 25th Anniversary now revealed, here’s what happened at the biggest Higher Education event of the year

Last Thursday, The Student Room sponsored the largest Higher Education Marketing awards ceremony in the UK, with over 650 people attending this prestigious event. However, this year’s Heist Awards ceremony was made extra special with the launch of a brand new category: our very own Student Voice Award.

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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

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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