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 these areas.
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 – www.wlv.ac.uk
The University of Wolverhampton has campuses in Wolverhampton City, Compton, Walsall and Telford.
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