University gears up for Clearing

People who are unsure of what to do next can talk through their options with experts at 13 school and college campuses on Thursday, 14 August 2014.

In addition, people can call the University’s Clearing hotline on 0800 953 3222 from 7am – 7pm on Thursday. Advisors are already on hand to answer queries in the run-up to the day and the hotline will remain open over the next few weeks.

Anyone wanting to get face-to-face advice can call into the University’s advice centre between 9am and 5pm at The Gateway@The George in Wolverhampton and the newly opened centre at Shire Hall in Stafford.

And experts will be giving on-the-spot offers at the University’s Open Day at the Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses on Saturday, 16 August from 10am to 3pm.

Staff will be at:

  • Birmingham Metropolitan College (Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield and Stourbridge campuses)
  • Dudley College
  • Halesowen College
  • Solihull Sixth Form College
  • Shelfield School
  • Smestow School
  • North East Wolverhampton Academy
  • ACE Academy
  • Wednesfield High School
  • Wolverhampton College
  • Cannock Chase High

Ian Hart, Head of Access and Outreach, said: “The important advice for students receiving their A-Level results is not to panic. There can feel like there’s a lot of pressure to make a quick decision, but it is really important to make sure you make the right decision for you, and that’s where getting expert advice comes in.

“We have staff members on hand who can talk students through their options and find the right opportunity for them. Whether students want to talk to someone in person at a school or college, pop into one of our Gateway advice centres in Stafford or Wolverhampton, attend the University Open Day or call our dedicated Clearing hotline number 0800 953 3222, we have experts who can guide them through their next steps.”

Ian’s top tips for the Clearing process:

  • Don’t panic – there are opportunities available
  • Get advice – from your school or college, and also from the University of Wolverhampton’s expert team of advisors.
  • Be prepared - think of the questions you want to ask when you ring universities and have your grades handy. Be open-minded about the types of course you could study and if you can't get on an undergraduate course, you could consider other study options such as Foundation programmes or part-time.
  • Keep in touch - if we offer you a place, we'll tell you by when we need you to make a decision. Places do go quickly though, so keep in touch. Come and visit us on our Open Day on Saturday 16 August to get a feel for the University and to talk to us to help you make your decision.

Further details are available at Clearing and Open Days.

ENDS

Date Issued: Monday, 11 August 2014

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