Student Essentials

Student Essentials 2010

Radio 2's Student Essentials

Radio 2's Student Essentials is here to offer support and advice over the results-time period with expert advice on the message boards.

Visit the message boards to post questions to our experts

  • What did you get? Student Essentials 2010 guides you through the next steps

    It's that time of year when thousands of young people across the country are receiving their A Levels, Highers, Standards and GCSEs results. If your son or daughter, or someone in your wider family is wondering what to do now that the grades are in, don’t worry!

    As part of Radio 2's Student Essentials 2010, get tips and advice on our  messageboard where you can post questions to our three experts and share advice with other parents and carers.

    There's financial support from money-saving-expert, Martin Lewis, plus information on all the financial support available wherever you live in the UK.

    And don't miss our special audio slideshow of presenters talking about their school days with a lovely school pic so you can see their cheeky faces.

    * * * * * * * * * * Exam results dates * * * * * * * * * * 

    Higher Exam Results - 5th August 2010
    Standard Grade Exam Results - 5th August 2010
    A-Level Exam Results - 19th August 2010
    GCSE Exam Results - 24th August 2010

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Essential Videos

Get Advice On The Message Board

  • Student Essentials Message BoardPost your questions to our panel of experts

    If you're a teenager receiving your exam results and don't know what do do next, or maybe you're a concerned parent, then don't worry, help is at hand. We have qualified advisors on hand via our Student Essentials messageboard to answer your question, whatever it may be.

    What is a message board?

Radio 2 Schedule

Tuesday 3rd August

  • Mobile PhoneDrivetime - Results By Text

    Tomorrow, some students across Scotland will receive their Higher and Standard exam results by text and e-mail. Drivetime's Business reporter Dominic Laurie will take a look at this and other examples of how important information is being conveyed by text messages.

    More about the show

Thursday 5th August

  • Liza TarbuckDrivetime - Liza Tarbuck

    Liza Tarbuck, sitting in for Simon Mayo, marks the general release of the Higher and Standard exam results in Scotland and brings you information on where to get advice on future options. 

    More about the show

Thursday 19th August

  • ResultsDrivetime - A Level Results Day

    Radio 2's Student Essentials will be on hand throughout the day to offer help and advice to the thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receiving their A Level results, and to their parents.

Tuesday 24th August

  • Simon MayoDrivetime - Simon Mayo

    Today sees the release of the GCSE results and Radio 2's Student Essentials will offer advice and help to students and their parents throughout the day. Along with many other parents, Simon Mayo will be celebrating the end of the exam results season for yet another year! 

Your Guides: Here to Help


Ask the experts a question on the Message Board

Catherine Kellett
- I'm Team Co-ordinator within the Customer Service department at UCAS. I have worked here on and off since 2006. During Clearing I'll receive many calls from very happy applicants who have got into their chosen universities, and will also guide students through the Clearing process so that they can start on a course in September.
Pete Lawton - I've worked as a careers advisor for 30 years in schools and sixth form colleges. I've been involved with the Exam Results Helpline since it began and have recently written some information publications for young people about the university application process.
Gill Sharp - I've been a careers consultant for more years than I care to remember (!) and have been an adviser with the Exam Results helpline for much of this time. I now work mainly with undergraduates and postgraduates at various universities and colleges in the south east, and recently I've taken part in Radio 1's live Sunday Surgery during the results period.

Please note, time contraints mean we will not be able to answer every message, but will attempt to cover as many queries as possible.

If you need to speak to someone in person for FREE information and advice about what to do next, call the Exams Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000. Calls are free from a landline, although some networks and mobile operators will charge.

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