Student Essentials is an Education programme.



Student Essentials

Just got your A-level, Higher or Advanced GNVQ results? Want to go on to Higher Education but not sure what to do? Didn't get the results you were expecting? Wondering what the next steps are and feeling panicked? You need a dose of Student Essentials - a concentrated, 100% panic free

guide on how to make the most of your results and what to do next.

Student Essentials is a one-hour BBC TWO special presented by BBC Radio 1 DJ Emma B, offering independent, unbiased advice allowing you to make informed choices. The programme will feature true stories of students who have faced such dilemmas before and will reveal what options are available. Case studies available on request.

Mary Fourt, producer of Student Essentials for BBC TV comments, "We were delighted when Emma B agreed to present the show. She's lived through the same issues and knows exactly what the viewers will be going through." Mary also produced the 1999 Student Choice programme - presented by Jayne Middlemiss - which received a prestigious Royal TV Award for the programmes' service to young people.

The BBC 2 Student Essentials programme is part of a new initiative called The Essentials, being launched for 15-24 year olds by the BBC and BBC Radio 1. A new website for young people, which features a dedicated Student Essentials site can be found at There will be features on how to deal with disappointing exam results, advice on leaving school or college, finding student accommodation, understanding student loans, and much more. Throughout the results period, career advisors will be available on the Student Essentials phoneline with the latest course vacancies - 0808 100 8000 or Ceefax page 700.

Previously called BBC Student Choice, the Student Essentials initiative has been running since 1991. Since then, Student Choice has helped millions of young people work their way through the maze of student life and the choices they face. In 2000 the BBC will continue to help thousands more through the new Student Essentials initiative.

Genre: Education

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)


Emma B....Presenter