8th August 2003




Admissions staff at the University of Lincoln will be waiting at the end of a telephone next week to advise A-level students of their options after exam results day.


Students will get to know their results on Thursday 14th August 2003, and those who have not managed to get a place at a university of their choice will get a second chance through the Clearing system.


Clearing is the final stage of the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) applications process and exists to help students who are still without a place in higher education after receiving their results.


The University of Lincoln’s Clearing call centre will once again be based in the Learning Resource Centre at the Lincoln campus (Brayford Pool), where around 100 academics and admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer students places on courses starting in September 2003.


The clearing hotline number for all students is 01522 886622 and the call centre will be open as follows:


14th August                  8am to 8pm

15th August                  8am to 6pm

16th August                  9.30am to 4pm

17th August                  10am to 3.30pm

18th - 22nd August       8.30am to 5.30pm

23rd - 25th August        Closed

26th August                               Normal office hours 8.30am - 5pm


The university will also stage special clearing open days at its campuses in Lincoln and Hull to allow school-leavers to check out the facilities before they decide to enrol:


Lincoln Brayford Pool                                    Saturday 16th August 10am – 3pm

Wednesday 20th August 10am – 3pm

Hull Queens Gardens                                    Friday 15th August 10am – 3pm

                                                                        Tuesday 19th August 10am – 3pm



For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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