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.
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.
With London fashion week 2014 finishing on the 16th and Milan’s wrapping up on the 23rd, fashion is all the buzz on The Student Room.
Hundreds of thousands of students are flooding The Student Room’s Fashion thread with questions of what others are wearing today, male fashion, which brands are ethical, best place to buy online, and so many more.
With only a few weeks until the new uni year, students are filling their bags with brand-new laptops, phones, tablets and other much-needed gadgets. A recent report by the BBC showed that laptop sales rose 50% in the week following A-level results.
This fresher-fuelled surge in sales is “mini-Christmas” for tech retailers; it’s become the second biggest peak in annual demand.
A December survey of users of the world’s largest student site, The Student Room, has found out which brands are most popular with students this year and what products students are hoping to get their hands on this season.
Tis the season to be jolly and we at The Student Room have lots to be jolly about after a fantastic year, which has seen us unveil this Insight website, our new free resource loaded with useful information for businesses that want to target the student market. And in keeping with the festive season we’ve got some Christmas Insight to share with you.
We’re full of Christmas cheer here at The Student Room and if you’ve been to the site you’ll see that it’s snowing on The Student Room too. You might think that students took advantage of their snow days to play Xbox and watch Jeremy Kyle but we know otherwise…
A report by Joe Nguyen in November revealed that online marketers’ favoured click-through rate is no longer as important as once thought and may not matter at all when it comes to measuring online advertising success.
2 weeks ago we identified how students were using social media to organise nationwide protests and the most recent protests in Whitehall revealed that their use of technology has become more sophisticated.
Students are well known for their high caffeine intake, whether it be from an energy drink like Red Bull or a daily Starbucks hit, however research on The Student Room has revealed that the coffee shops still haven’t got it right as students discuss how they would improve their local coffee shop…