Visit our improved SFE Zone on The Student Room!

Have you visited the student finance zone recently? We've given it a revamp and it's now even easier for students to use and find the information they're looking for.

20 May 2015

We’re excited to announce that we’ve given SFE’s dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room (TSR) a revamp! It’s now easier than ever for students to use and find the information they’re looking for. Watch our preview film for a run down of the highlights!

A recent online survey issued through our Customer Insight team showed that students using the zone find it extremely helpful but they’d like it to be promoted better so others know it’s there. This is where we need your help.

What we know

We’re restricted by the information and resources (especially film) we can publish on Gov.uk so we need a place to host these much needed tools.

We know students and their parents can be overwhelmed by the student finance process so with your help we aim to make it easier for them

We also know that students are already having conversations about student finance on the forum areas of The Student Room but are not always giving each other the right answers.

And, we know that we need to reassure practitioners and our partners and stakeholders that the zone is fully managed and controlled by the SFE team here at SLC and is the official place for SFE student finance information.

SFE’s zone aims to address these points and we want to make sure students, their parents and all those who work with students are aware of this too! The zone hosts a range of helpful guides and resources to walk the student through the application process. We update the zone regularly with relevant content andimportant news on application launch and deadline datesso please bookmark the page and check back often! And encourage your students to do the same.

How you can help

We want to make it really easy for you to help your students so we’ve produced a range of communication tools to help you get the message out there. The tools include:

  • A short film preview that can be shared with partners and with students and their parents to highlight the range of official information available on SFE’s student finance zone
  • A poster you can print and display on your noticeboards or at open days.
  • A series of suggested news lines you can use in communications or social media channels, along with our ready-made social media graphic.
  • A link button graphic you can use on your own website to take students directly to our zone

All of this is available from the Tools and widgets page of our resources section, along with instructions on how to use everything – it’s that easy!

Remember, whether you’re helping prospective students, existing students or their parents, the SFE Zone has the information they need to help them, every step of the way!

Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any queries on how to use any of the tools please get in touch with us at editorial@slc.co.uk

link to SFE Zone on The Student Room

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