The University Of Wolverhampton took over 6,000 calls on
the first day of Clearing – more than double the number received
Paul Travill, Academic Registrar, said: “Lines were extremely
busy from 6.30am yesterday. However, I’m pleased that we managed to
answer over 85% of these calls within five seconds, thanks to the
dedication of the phone team.”
More than 120 students logged on to the University’s online chat
service yesterday (Thursday, 21 August) from midnight. Questions
ranged from the Clearing process and accommodation queries to how
to transfer to Wolverhampton from another university. Some students
were concerned about their results and were able to chat through
their options with University staff, and also receive reassurance
from other prospective students.
Wolverhampton is one of the universities taking extra students
following the Government’s recent announcement of additional places
in science, technology, engineering and business subjects. The
University has 201 extra places available through the Government’s
New Industry, New Jobs policy.
A number of popular subjects, including teaching, nursing and
social work quickly filled up during Clearing, although the
University does have some places left on some related courses in
Mr Travill added: “Places are filling quickly in all subject
areas, so we would advise students not to delay calling. There are
still places available in most subject areas and it is best to call
us to discuss options.”
The University is holding an Open Day tomorrow (Saturday, 22
August 2009) at the Wolverhampton City and Walsall Campuses from
10am until 3pm. Staff will be on hand to offer advice about
courses, Clearing and careers, and there will also be an
opportunity to tour the facilities and meet lecturers.
Students can apply for Clearing on the University’s hotline
number - 0800 953 3222*.
The chat service can be accessed via the University’s website –
The University of Wolverhampton has campuses in Wolverhampton
City, Compton, Walsall and Telford.
For media inquiries, contact Vickie Woodward in the Press Office
on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.
Date Issued: Friday, 21 August 2009
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