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.”

“The Student Room has become the largest student forum in the world. With more than 200,000 registered users and about 13 million individual posts, its size is what keeps it alive: individual discussion forums are provided for every UK university.”

“While higher education is the site’s primary focus, it also caters for GCSE, A-level and international baccalaureate and international students. There is also a careers and employment forum for graduates who just cannot bear to leave the site behind.”

“The Student provides some much-needed immediacy in the midst of a process that is often confusing, alienating and stressful. Its advice is refreshingly clear and spin-free – truly a room with a clue.”

Louise Goddard, The Times, 14 August 2008