The latest updates and improvements from The Student Room

It's going to be an exciting year for The Student Room and this page enables us to share with you the latest developments and releases to improve the user experience for both students and recruiters across our sites.

What's new

New thread experience launched

You told us: Our site needed modernising

We listened: We have now modernised our thread pages providing much more open space, and a clean, modern design.

Launched in October to a small portion of guest traffic, this experience has been built in a new, faster tech system, providing a speedier experience to our users; whilst also reducing bugs on the site and enabling us to build new features quicker. As of January, 100% of guest traffic are now seeing the new thread experience. (We'll soon be launching the experience for members).

What this has shown: We’ve seen a positive impact on user engagement, with average time users spend on a page increasing by 7% and our SEQ score improved by 15%.

*Please note that if you can still see the old version, you may need to clear your cache.

Lead generation

You said: You want to generate leads from The Student Room alongside The Uni Guide

We listened: We have now set this up on relevant discussion pages. Students can now download prospectuses, request info and register for open days via discussion pages on The Student Room. 

What this has shown: In December we saw a 47% increase in leads generated compared to the previous December. Our engaged student audience drove a 114% increase in click-throughs on Lead Gen buttons, compared to the previous December.

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