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Clearing campaign aimed at getting results


Current Sociology and History degree student, Kyla-Shanice Barnes-Yates, who came through Clearing last year and secured a place at the University of Wolverhampton, is working on the Clearing hotline this year, giving applicants the benefit of her first-hand advice and guidance. 

The University of Wolverhampton is gearing up for the busy Clearing period with a new marketing campaign and additional onsite support designed to inspire and support students who are applying to study for a degree in September 2023. 

Clearing offers an alternative route to apply for a university course for those that do not currently have a place. 

Students in England who are studying for BTEC Nationals, A Levels and T-Levels will receive their results on Thursday 17 August 2023.  

The University has a team of around 250 staff and students working on the Clearing Hotline, many of which are based at the Springfield Campus in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, and they are already taking calls and enquiries from prospective students. 

The Clearing website pages give detailed information about what courses are available and how students can apply when they receive their results along with the opportunity to engage with current students and take a virtual tour of University buildings. 

The ‘Be Who You Want to Be’ marketing campaign will be running through to mid-September across a variety of content channels including billboards and digital screens across Birmingham and Wolverhampton, on digital channels, Spotify, All4, YouTube and Social Media sponsored posts. 

Jack Clare, Director of UK Recruitment and Partnerships at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “We have an increasing and ever-growing number of potential students – school and college leavers as well as mature adults - who are currently going through the application process and the recruitment team is busy supporting enquiries from prospective students who are keen to study at the University from September. 

“I think the most important message for applicants, regardless of their age, is to take their time and think through their options. We have lots of support on offer and we are really looking forward to welcoming new students for the start of the academic year this September. 

“This year we are hosting a Clearing Visit Day to coincide with prospective students looking to apply through Clearing on Sunday 20 August from 11am until 2pm. We know that many applicants are very keen to meet us in person and experience life at the University of Wolverhampton. We’ve had over 600 guests booked so far for the event which will take place at the Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford Campuses.    

“We’re in a strong overall position for UK recruitment heading into confirmation and Clearing, the biggest event in our recruitment calendar and I want to thank everyone for their hard work and commitment during this important time.” 

A portrait picture of Kyla-Shanice working on the clearing hotline

Sociology and History student, Kyla-Shanice Barnes-Yates joined the University through Clearing last year and is working on the hotline this year, helping applicants secure their places for study in September. She said: “I decided I wanted to swap my course last year because I wasn’t very happy with the course I was doing. The night before, leading up to results day before my A Levels was a very daunting thing and a bit scary, but going through Clearing was actually very straightforward.  

“The people on the phone were lovely and it was generally a very good experience. I went into results day knowing I would have to do this big change and I came out, had my place secured and my accommodation sorted.” 

The Clearing hotline number is 01902 518 585 and find out more about the Open Days on the website. 


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