CLIENT STORY: SAVVY SUMMER INTERNS RECRUITED IN JUST THREE WEEKS

WE USED TARGETED TECHNOLOGY TO GENERATE QUALITY APPLICATIONS FOR AN SME IN A SATURATED MARKET

Using highly targeted technology to recruit students

Artificial Intelligence organisation, Rainbird, were looking to recruit a superstar candidate for a two month summer internship. It was essential for the organisation to find the perfect candidate in just three weeks, but in a saturated market they needed a way to stand out from the crowd as a leading employer. Continue reading

TSR ON THE BBC

THE COST OF ATTENDING UNIVERSITY IS RISING; IS A DEGREE A GOOD INVESTMENT?

Is university a good investment?

The BBC turned to The Student Room to get an insight into the sector and how students are feeling about rising tuition fees. Hannah Morrish, our Student Choice and Higher Education Lead, featured on BBC news where she was interviewed by Simon McCoy on the topic of rising university fees and student debt. Continue reading

ERRORS IN EXAM QUESTIONS AND THE EFFECT IT HAS ON STUDENTS

ARE THERE MORE MISTAKES IN EXAM PAPERS OR IS SOCIAL MEDIA INCREASING DISCUSSION?

Mistakes in exam papers have always been a cause for concern for teachers and students alike, but in recent years the discussion of them has increased. High-profile mistakes have been discussed through the recent exam season, with students venting their frustrations on sites like The Student Room and Twitter in their thousands.

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WHAT DOES 35,000 A-LEVEL REGISTRANTS SAY ABOUT STUDENT CONFIDENCE?

TSR HITS A RECORD HIGH FOR A-LEVEL CLEARING AND ADJUSTMENT REGISTRATIONS

University clearing and adjustment registrations

With 39% of students feeling like they don’t know enough about the clearing process, the demand for support and advice around this time of year is high. This led us to raise the bar, with a target of 30,000 registrants for clearing information by results day 2017. Continue reading

Top 4 ways to engage parents to maximise conversions

Parents are a key part of a students’ decision making process with 64% taking them to Open Days

91% of students said their parents were helpful during their Open Day experience highlighting an opportunity to better prepare and engage parents in supporting their son or daughter. Continue reading

The perennial problem of the Open Day no-shows

What to say to the applicants who stayed at home

They’ve clicked on an ad, leafed through a prospectus, browsed your site and booked onto an Open Day. You’ve kept them warm with emails, sent a reminder text and sent them an itinerary. And they still don’t turn up.  Continue reading

Students reveal what makes a great Open Day

We surveyed over 1,200 students about their Open Day experiences and found interesting insights for the sector

As you might expect applicants did their homework and put in the miles with 86% of students attending two or more Open Days during their university decision-making process, and 41% attending four or more. Continue reading