14th July 2005

 

UNIVERSITY PREPARES FOR A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY

 

The University of Lincoln is expecting around 8,000 calls in August and September from students who are anxious to secure a place at university for the coming year.

 

Students will receive their results on Thursday 18th August 2005, 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.

 

Around 100 academics and admissions staff will be staffing the University of Lincoln’s Clearing call centre for a week to take calls from students, answer their questions and offer students places on courses starting in September 2005.

 

Students can call the clearing hotline number 01522 886622 at the following times:

 

Thursday 18th August                       8am to 8pm

Friday 19th August                             8am to 6pm

Saturday 20th August                        9.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday 21st August                           10.30am to 3.30pm

Monday 22nd August onwards          Normal office hours 8.30am to 5pm

 

“The day when students receive their A-level results can be a very stressful time, so we aim to alleviate any anxiety by offering friendly and helpful advice to set students on the right path to a university education,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

Special open days are being arranged at the Brayford Pool campus on Saturday 20th August (10am to 3pm) and on Wednesday 24th August (10am to 3pm) for school-leavers to check out the facilities at the university.

 

Last year the University of Lincoln took 6,000 calls on the first day of Clearing and around 8,000 in total.

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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