The Student Room saw the end of results season last week with GCSE results. To celebrate the month of results, we’re taking a look back over the last two months to showcase some of our many achievements; from audience growth and front page headlines to our amazing UCAS trained moderators helping students.
More students than ever before have had their university places confirmed. New numbers from UCAS show that 11% more students have found places at this time compared to last year. To date 440,130 have already been accepted into uni for 2014 entry, with 27,620 finding places through Clearing.
With A-level results less than 48 hours away, student activity on The Student Room continues to increase daily. Students are flooding the forums with excitement and concerns asking questions about what to expect if they meet their requirements or miss them and head into Clearing.
In the Annual “Options Report” commissioned by The Student Room, the UK’s largest student community, young people voice their horror stories and concerns about the current state of the Education system.
It’s the day after the storm for Scottish students, as tens of thousands of them received their exam results yesterday. But while students were waiting for their results to come in on Tuesday morning via either text, e-mail or post, they were already on TSR talking about SQA results day. TSR was so busy that over 230,000 users came to The Student Room website contributing to nearly 1 million page views.
On the 6th and 7th of July TSR saw a record 1.5 million page views for International Baccalaureate results day (a 28% increase on 2013, mirroring growth seen during exams). We’re now anticipating engagement on the site to be the highest ever as we lead up to SQA, A-level and GCSE results days.
Exam results are coming…finally. After stewing for the whole summer, SQA students will find out their grades in less than a week while A-level candidates now have just two weeks to wait.
Following our record breaking exam season in May and June, TSR is prepping for our most active Results Season. We’re seeing more interest in the site this year than ever – IB Results Day in July saw a 26% increase in page views across the site.
In a proposal by David Willetts, universities could soon be the ones allocating and lending the money for student loans, BBCs’ Chris Cook reports.
With a fast moving, demanding and diverse lifestyle, what do students look for in laptops and mobile phones?