History tells us that when the economy goes down, postgraduate applications go up. After the 2008 financial crisis, postgraduate student numbers grew by an average of 4.4% per cycle between 2007/8 and 2010/11 (HESA). Between the 2011/12 to 2019/20 cycles numbers adjusted back down, then returned to a trend growth rate of around 2% a year. So can we expect a surge in postgraduate applications in our current economic climate? This blog will look at some of the key factors affecting postgraduate demand, postgraduate funding and the competitor landscape, reasons that applicants are drawn to postgraduate study, and the trends we are seeing in students’ postgraduate course and career choices.
Latest Government announcements have given no clear indication as to when students will be back on campus in the UK. We’ve continued to investigate the impact of home studying and online learning, and what this means for students’ productivity and mental wellbeing.
As we head into the second month of 2021, we’re mindful that students have been in and out of lockdowns for almost a year.
Covid-19 has impacted every aspect of their learning, social lives and futures, and record numbers are seeking support on The Student Room.
So what do young people think about how their education is being handled? We’ve been keeping a close eye on student behaviour and sentiment throughout January to find out.*
Thank you NHS for being so brave. The Student Room has recorded a special message just for you.
Research and insights on student sentiment from Year 11 and Year 13 surveys. Find out what students are feeling ahead of GCSE Results Day 2019.
Since the feedback from the webinar was so positive, we’re sharing five key takeaways to boost your Open Day success rate.
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Going to university Open Days can be an overwhelming experience for students. For most, choosing a university is one of the biggest decisions they have ever had to make. Based on my experiences, I have compiled a list of fresh ideas which will reassure your applicants and in turn improve your Open Days.
Hi, I’m Tia, a second-year student from the University of Sussex. I’m sharing my experiences of my first week interning in Marketing at TSR. Watch my video and find out what I’ve been doing. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Students, Gen Z, youths, the future generation. Call them what you like, they are here and they have purchasing power. So what do they want from your brand and what kind of relationship should you build with your youth marketing strategy? We’ve pulled together the latest youth research trends to help you understand this audience and spot the ideal opportunities to engage.
Classic FM has teamed up with The Student Room to launch Revision hour, a new series to support exam-takers through what can be a challenging time.
With the rise of alternatives to higher education, such as degree apprenticeships, students now have more options to consider than ever before. This article summarises findings from our annual Options report about apprenticeships and demonstrates interesting ways and optimal times to engage prospective apprentices.
The risks associated with ad misplacement have increased dramatically in recent years, making brand safety a hot topic. This article explores ways to keep your brand safe and how The Student Room can help with this.