The Student Room and World Challenge

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

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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Top 10 career areas students want to be in

The Student Room came out on top as the most used website for students looking to find out about work, careers and jobs.

In the largest national careers survey of school and college students between years 10 and 13 a whopping 26% used The Student Room to find out about work and careers.

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The future of Education – Future Students and MOOC

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

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

Future Student – What to expect in the next ten years

Today the class of 2024 is ten. How will our future students be studying in ten years’ time?

Well, you can’t predict the future can you? But you can anticipate it, and embrace some of the emerging trends. So, in the Summer of 2014, we went on a mission to understand just what the next ten years could look like for a new generation of students.

We partnered with the Future Index and with our own student interns from the University of Sussex to explore what the world has in store for us all. Continue reading

Students and Finance – The questions being asked

Banks, loans and credit cards is what students are talking about now on The Student Room. With the beginning of a new year, students are eager to learn how they will finance their time away from home.

For many fresher’s this is their first time away from home and the first time they will need to buy many of the essentials for themselves. But these fresher’s are not alone, as last year’s students went through the same thing and are offering advice on The Student Room. Continue reading

Best mobile phones for students

With the release of Apples iPhone 6 this week, students across the UK and the world are now wondering what phones reign supreme and what to buy for another year at uni.

For most students the buzz seems to be about the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5, combining for more than 80,000 mentions on TSR. But what are students actually wanting out of a mobile phone? Continue reading