Thousands of calls expected for Clearing

On Thursday, pupils across the country will receive their A-level results and, for some who may not get the grades they were expecting, or those who are still yet to apply, Clearing places will provide a golden opportunity to study at the University.

In preparation, more than 40 University staff are set to staff phone lines, taking calls from prospective students throughout the day and beyond.

Paul Travill, Academic Registrar for the University of Wolverhampton, said he expected a high volume of calls.

He said: “Clearing is always a very busy time of year for us. We are expecting to admit around 4,000 students altogether this year and last year, of our total, we admitted about 500 students via Clearing and that we expect to have a similar number of places available this year.

“Many students apply to the university for the first time during Clearing and we've been pleased to have been allocated additional places this year to enable us to continue to make offers.”

The Clearing hotline is on 0800 953 3222 and will be open from 7am to 7pm on Thursday.

A range of courses is available for 2013/14, some of these places are available to all applicants and others may only available to applicants with A-level grades of ABB or above, or a BTEC National (at least 3 Distinctions), or by flexible, intensive or part-time study.

To view courses available and find out more visit www.wlv.ac.uk.

There will also be a Clearing Clinic, with advice and information, being held at The Gateway@The George, at the City Campus, from 2pm to 7pm on Thursday.

On both Thursday and Friday,(August 15 and 16) representatives from the University will be out in the community at the Bullring, Birmingham, and the Merry Hill shopping centre, Dudley, to advise students as well as making conditional offers based upon evidence of required grades.

And on Saturday (August 17) the University will hold an open day at its Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses on Saturday, August 17, from 10am to 3pm.

Visitors can get advice on courses and campus life and, for those with suitable exam results, an offer for a place on a course could be made there and then.

ENDS

For more information please contact Chris Jones in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

Date Issued: Tuesday 13 August 2013

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