2010 General Election on TSR

In an internet exclusive the leaders from the main political parties will be taking place in student Question Time session on The Student Room this week.

Confirmed taking part are:
Labour
Gordon Brown – Current Prime Minister and leader of the Labour party

Conservatives
David Cameron – Leader of the Conservative Party

Liberal Democrats
Nick Clegg – Leader of the Liberal Democrats

The Green Party
Caroline Lucas – Leader of the Green Party

We’re obviously very excited about this event and very pleased that students from around the UK are being given this opportunity to have their questions answered by their future prime minister.
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Understanding Generation Y Employees

They’re often called Generation Y or, less favourably, the Peter Pan generation. They’re the 18 to 20 somethings who have turned their back on their parents’ punishing pursuit of pay and prestige in favour of more holistic priorities – seeing the world, a greater work-life balance, and more emotionally-rewarding forms of work. Continue reading

Graduate recruitment white paper March 2010

Executive summary
The fraught economic conditions of the last eighteen months and the continued fragility of the economy have left no organisation, public or private, and no individual, executive or graduate, untouched from redundancies, cut backs, hire freezes and cuts in public spending. Nowhere has the impact been felt more deeply and profoundly than in talent management and recruitment. Continue reading

Where are all the young people in politics?

You could hardly blame young people for not having much of an interest in politics; aside from the usual stereotype of aging, upper middle class men discussing issues that don’t affect them, the recent scandals surrounding politicians doesn’t do much to portray politics as a subject that young people should be interested in. Continue reading

TSR in The Times – 14 August 2008

” My first post on The Student Room (TSR) was a worried question in the Cambridge forum, giving my relatively unimpressive grades and asking whether or not I stood a chance of getting into Oxbridge. Nine months, hundreds of posts and one change of heart later, I received an offer from Oxford to read English.” Continue reading

Graduate ambition defies market gloom

Tuesday 30 March

Economic gloom is failing to dampen the career ambitions of the UK’s graduate population.

According to new research from The Student Room, the UK’s leading student social networking site, graduates’ and current university students’ sense of determination is reflected in the fact that eight out of 10 (83 per cent) are convinced that they will eventually work in their preferred career, and are prepared to take several steps to get there. Continue reading