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Closing Student Life Message Boards

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Student Life (U11794334) on Wednesday, 29th February 2012

    To all members of the BBC Student Life Message Boards

    We're very sorry to say that we're going to be closing the following Student Life message boards:

    School Issues
    Careers and Choices
    Debate
    Book Club

    We wanted to give you all as much notice as possible, so the four boards mentioned will close at 5pm on Friday, 30th March 2012.

    Please note that the message boards and their content are not being deleted from the web; all of your discussions, debates and information will remain on the site for your reference in the future. Thank you for being part of this online community and for your contributions to a range of lively debates and discussions. We’ll leave this thread open for you to discuss where you might like to go from here.

    The following may answer some of your questions.

    1) Where can I get the information Student Life used to provide?

    There are a number of external and BBC websites which cover issues relating to students and studying:

    BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesi...
    Radio 1 Surgery - www.bbc.co.uk/radio1...
    The Student Room - www.thestudentroom.c...

    Please note: the BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

    2) Why is the board closing?

    BBC Online has undergone 25% cuts as part of the Delivering Quality First (DQF) review. This has meant a sizeable reduction in staff to the point where services have had to be cut.
    You can read more about the Online re-structure and DQF here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/presso...
    www.bbc.co.uk/bbctru...
    www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...

    3) This is not what I would like as a licence fee payer.

    The Putting Quality First review has reconsidered how the BBC can most effectively use its resources, and outlined the services that it will reduce and close as part of Delivering Quality First. Unfortunately message boards are one of these services.

    www.bbc.co.uk/presso...

    4) Why weren’t we told about the closure before?

    The final decision to close the boards has only just been taken. We have worked to give users four weeks’ notice so they can get used to the idea and familiarise themselves with the other message boards suggested as alternatives.

    5) Why is the BBC censoring message boards?

    The BBC does not censor message boards. You can, of course, still go to the other boards mentioned to discuss BBC programming.

    Points of View - www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...


    Many thanks and best wishes,
    BBC Student Life Website Team

  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by U15058513 (U15058513) on Wednesday, 29th February 2012

    thats not fair! why can't you merge the disscutions? like english and these boards and keep the other ones and just merge them because no other message boards on this site let you do anything apart from english maths science and me personally benifited greatly from here when I couldn't do R.E this was the place that let the discussion start and let me get a reply. Please consider merging it with the bitesize because it is like the most important of the boards i think especaly school issues debate etc. could maybe go but items like issues can't be ignored!

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  • Message 3

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by hollypops1996 (U15190736) on Sunday, 25th March 2012

    where are we meant to revieve help on out of subjects? like bulling or issues at school that dont link to work?

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  • Message 4

    , in reply to message 3.

    Posted by Student Life (U11794334) on Tuesday, 27th March 2012

    where are we meant to revieve help on out of subjects? like bulling or issues at school that dont link to work?  Thanks for your comment.

    There are a number of external and BBC websites which cover issues relating to students and studying:

    BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesi...
    Radio 1 Surgery - www.bbc.co.uk/radio1...
    The Student Room - www.thestudentroom.c...

    Please note: the BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

    Student Life Hosts

  • Message 5

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by Student Life (U11794334) on Tuesday, 27th March 2012

    Thanks for your comment.

    We are sorry to hear that you’re disappointed that we are closing the boards. Unfortunately, the boards are being closed as part of Delivering Quality First as there are no resources to keep them open.

    The Bitesize message board: www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb... covers a variety of subjects including Religious Studies: www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb....

    There are a number of external and BBC websites which cover issues relating to students and studying:

    BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesi...
    Radio 1 Surgery - www.bbc.co.uk/radio1...
    The Student Room - www.thestudentroom.c...

    Please note: the BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

    Student Life Hosts

  • Message 6

    , in reply to message 5.

    Posted by U15058513 (U15058513) on Thursday, 29th March 2012

    well thats all well and good is it? We are not all 13! At least improve Ks3 bitesize mesaage boards.

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