Archive for Student Life



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

Options 2016

Download the largest student research report in TSR history for FREE!

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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.

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The Student opinion on the Teaching Excellence Framework

With discussions around what constitutes teaching excellence and how best to measure it, there was something missing – The student opinion.

Here at The Student Room, student opinion is at the heart of everything we do. So when the Government announced implementing a teaching excellence framework that will ensure unis focus on the quality of teaching, one thing was missing…

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GCSE results day on The Student Room

With GCSE results day now behind us, TSR takes a look at this year’s results season

With GCSE results day behind us, a nation of hopeful students have opened their results and received their grades, and are now planning their next move. Whether they’re celebrating good results or worrying over where they’re going next, GCSE students have been coming to The Student Room by the hundreds of thousands. Continue reading

Record breaking A-Level results day at The Student Room

With record numbers of students being accepted into university, The Student Room saw massive activity on our biggest day of the year

Amongst recent changes in higher education, and most importantly the removal of admissions caps for universities, record breaking numbers of students have received their results and taken the next steps into university and clearing.
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A-Level results day is almost here!

With only two more days to go, here’s what happened last year and how we’re gearing up to break even more records this year.

Last year’s A-Level results week was a record breaker for us, with more than 1.7 million users visiting the site and over 11 million page views. We had over 395,000 daily visitors, and 145,000 visits just to the UCAS application forum.

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