UCAS, the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK, and The Student Room, the largest web community for students, are working together to offer online support to AS and A2 Level students getting their results this August.
Alongside UCAS’ established advice channels, The Student Room moderation team will include UCAS-trained advisers in order to offer a more rounded service to this years’ applicant co-hort.
The aim is to quickly provide students with quality support, answers and options on and around results day.
Jamie O’Connell, Marketing Director, The Student Room said:
“We know that getting A-level results can be stressful for young people as they put so much effort in to doing well and have a lot riding on the outcomes. Each year students come to The Student Room to discuss their results and options, this year we’re very pleased that UCAS are recognising The Student Room alongside their official support channels.”
“Our dedicated university moderator team will benefit hugely from being able to consult with a UCAS trainer, the student community will benefit from more informed peer support and personally I look forward to being at UCAS HQ on results day to share in the adrenalin rush.”
Matthew Cunningham, Director of Marketing and Communications, UCAS said:
“UCAS and The Student Room working together makes a lot of sense – the combination of peer-driven and expert advice will mean that potential students (and their parents, advisers and teachers) have even better access to the information they need to make life-changing decisions about getting into university or college.”
“We’re delighted to be able to begin working more closely together just as one group of students-in-waiting put the finishing touches to their applications and begin the long wait for their exam results, and thousands more begin the process of thinking about applying for next year.”