Published 06 March 2023 Over half a million students have just submitted their Ucas applications, but there are still plenty …
Here’s what students expect from your applicant events
Published 06 February 2023 With the January deadline now passed, university applicants on The Student Room are moving onto their …
So what *actually* matters to students when choosing a university for 2023?
Published 28 November 2022 The January application deadline looms. There are less than two months to go, but there are …
Why students need to feel a sense of belonging
Belonging, at its heart, is about feeling safe. When you belong to a group, person, or place, you have some …
Higher ed marketing: How to boss the five essential stages in your student recruitment strategy
Want to add some oomph to your student marketing campaigns and take your applicant recruitment numbers to the next level? While recruiting students for your university is not a linear process, these key ingredients are vital to your success – research, brand awareness, nurture/engagement, lead generation and applicant conversion.
While we know you’re already aware of these stages, we have some performance-boosting ideas for you. We’ll also show you how our new offering, UPP Unlimited, weaves seamlessly into your existing strategy, enhancing the impact of activities at every stage of the student journey.
Over half of Gen Z is concerned about employability
Our latest Navigating Changing Options (NCO) survey explores the career goals and concerns of the next generation of workers In …
What applicants expect from on-campus and virtual university open events
The pandemic meant universities had to be swift and agile to deliver new virtual university open events – and they …
A review of Results Day 2022
A-level Results Day 2022 was a highly anticipated one, not least as it was the first set of exams for …
What to expect in Clearing 2022
What should you expect in Clearing 2022 – exams are back, but what will this mean for student recruitment?
In this blog, we’ll look at trends from Results Week 2021, what student activity and polls are telling us about the 2022 applicant cohort, and what you can do to not only survive, but thrive in Clearing 2022.
What is happening in postgraduate recruitment?
Last year, we predicted that the pandemic would cause a spike in postgraduate numbers for the 2020/21 cycle, before returning to trend when the economic situation improves. Indeed, domestic postgraduate taught numbers increased by 16%, significantly above the usual growth trend. So will this continue?
This latest blog will look at the current landscape for postgraduate recruitment, covering global and domestic influences, when to promote postgraduate campaigns or events, why students are considering postgraduate study, key trends and why funding is still a key barrier for prospective students.
Official Rep Insider: advice from an ex-Rep who joined The Student Room
Steven (Ste) Walsh was an Official Rep for Liverpool Hope before joining The Student Room as an Account Manager. His dual experiences give him a unique perspective on how to make the most of the Official Rep tool. We asked Ste to share what he has learned from working firstly as an Official Rep in a university setting, and then from gaining an insider’s perspective as part of The Student Room (TSR) team.
The future of graduate recruitment and what employers need to know
Ever wish that you could predict the future of the job market? In this blog, we will uncover new research about Year 12 and Year 13 students’ career aspirations and expectations, and how these will shape the graduate recruitment market in four to five years’ time.