The Student Room, the world’s largest student site and PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk, the postgraduate funding specialists have partnered to provide students with greater access to information about postgraduate courses, universities and funding options.
The partnership occurs in the same week that we release our full Postgraduate Research findings available here.
As a result of the partnership The Student Room will host postgraduate funding opportunities provided by PostgraduateStudentship.co.uk, allowing students searching for information on postgraduate degrees to make the most of the funding options available to them and instantly pass on the information they have found to other like minded students in the forum areas of the site.
In return PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk will incorporate The Student Room’s postgraduate forum, which receives over 3,500 posts per month, into PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk, which means that students looking for funding advice will also be able to benefit from the live discussion and peer support available on The Student Room.
Jamie O’Connell, Marketing Director, The Student Room said: “We are always looking for ways to enhance the quality of the service we provide to the 3.9 million visitors we get each month. Our research shows that most students who turn down postgraduate courses do so because they are seen as too expensive and there is a lack of funding available, so we hope that this partnership will go some way to help students realise that funding is available and needn’t limit academic ambition. We look forward to working closely with the team at PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk which has developed a very strong reputation within the sector.”
Jane Penrose, Director, PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk said: “We are delighted to have formed this prestigious partnership with The Student Room, which is clearly enormously influential and popular amongst students, providing them with such an effective voice and an excellent online community. We are therefore particularly pleased to be able to offer our own student visitors the opportunity to participate in The Student Room’s postgraduate forum directly from PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk, and in turn, to offer The Student Room’s visitors direct live access to our ever changing postgraduate funding database. We are always aiming to provide something new for our visitors, and for the Universities that use us to promote their funding to a wide student audience, and we see this partnership as a very positive move forward.”
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For more information, contact:
Jamie O’Connell, Marketing Director, The Student Room
01273 624 948
Jane Penrose, Director, PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk
About The Student Room
Founded in 2001, The Student Room (www.thestudentroom.co.uk) is the world’s largest student web community, with 26 million page views and 3.5 million unique users each month. Members are predominantly young people aged 14-26 who offer support and advice to each other via forums on subjects ranging from education and careers to health, music and relationships. The Student Room works closely with several government departments and is the major advertising platform for higher education in the UK. It offers powerful ad targeting solutions for graduate recruiters and youth brands. For more information and to get insight into student opinions and habits visit http://insight.thestudentroom.co.uk
PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk was set up in November 2006, as the first dedicated site to bring together all types of funding specifically intended for postgraduates, from both Universities and charities. It has grown to become one of the foremost postgraduate portal sites, and its concentration on funding makes it particularly popular with students.