THE COST OF ATTENDING UNIVERSITY IS RISING; IS A DEGREE 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.
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.
AN AD SERVED DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN AN AD VIEWED
Viewability is the online advertising metric tracking the impressions seen by users. As technology evolves, more marketers are valuing viewable ads rather than served impressions, making viewability a hot topic in sector.
WHY WE'RE THE TRUSTED PARTNERS FOR BBC RADIO 1'S SURGERY SHOW
Broadcast every week on Wednesdays at 9pm, The Surgery is a popular show on BBC’s Radio 1. Hosted by GP, Dr Radha, and Katie Thistleton, they discuss youth topics and offer helpful advice on key issues that affect young people every day.
TSR HITS A RECORD HIGH FOR A-LEVEL 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.
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’s journey.
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. But they still don’t turn up.
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.
Students lack in confidence as 80% believe a career in STEM is only for the brightest people with over half saying they think STEM would be too difficult for them.
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Each year we talk to thousands of UK students to get unique insight into their decision-making journey. This year we surveyed over 10,000 students aged 16+ on their perceptions of the options available to them after school or college.