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SFE's first virtual open day

Exchange editorial team

Providing up-to-date information about our student finance products and services.

Publication date: 07 February 2019

On 23 January we held our first ever virtual open day for students thinking about going to uni or college this year. Students joined us on Facebook and Twitter for a series of live Q&As. Search the hashtag #SFEOpenDay to catch up on the conversation.


Our student finance experts answered questions on a diverse range of topics, from eligibility for student finance to what extra help they could get! 


We also had lots of useful information available online for students and their parents and partners too! Our newly updated quick start finance guides and information on our student finance zone and space on UCAS gave students all the information they need to apply for student finance on time for academic year 2019/20.




During the event, our Facebook channel reached over 62,000 people. Across our two Facebook Live sessions our experts - Andy, Stuart and Erin - received a total of 117 questions and attracted over 9,000 views.


Our Twitter channel gained over 42,000 impressions during the open day and saw a 16% increase in queries to our social media team.


Our dedicated page on attracted over 3,000 views.


80% of participants surveyed indicated that they found the event useful in answering their student finance questions.


What next?


Make sure your students don’t miss out on our other upcoming events and encourage them to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Help spread the word about our upcoming annual Student Money Week, running from 11 February to 15 February. This week-long event will help students as they prepare for their student finance journey.


Join the conversation during Student Money Week using #studentfinancesurvival!


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Twitter: @SF_England