Student sentiment decks

Our Student Sentiment Updates provide a snapshot of the conversations young people are having on The Student Room. From these updates, you can read students’ own accounts of their thoughts, worries and experiences.

Latest deck: 31 October – 4  December 2022

Key insights from this deck include:

  • Less than 20% of 2023 applicants are fully clued up on student finance
  • Year 13s love in-person open days, but 40% of students still need virtual events
  • Year 13s most want to talk to students studying their course of interest ahead of making their applications
  • ‘Not being convincing enough’, ‘not having enough experience’ and ‘not knowing where to start’ are the three most common worries for students writing their personal statements
  • The majority of Year 12s are already actively planning their post-year 13 steps (including starting applications)
  • Opinion is split following HEPI call to reform personal statements

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