9th August 2007




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


Students will receive their results next Thursday (16 August 2007), 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. Its goal is 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 places on courses starting in September 2007.


Students can call the Clearing hotline on 01522 886622 at the following times:


            Thursday 16th August                       8am to 8pm

            Friday 17th August                             8am to 6pm

            Saturday 18th August                        9am to 4pm

            Monday 20th August onwards          Normal office hours 8.30am to 5pm


“A-level results day can be a worrying and stressful time for students and we do our best to make things easier for them by offering friendly and helpful advice,” said Karen Raynes, Senior UK Recruitment Officer.


“Students can call our team of advisers and know that they will be given the best possible chance to continue their education with us.”


Special open days are being arranged at the Brayford Pool campus in Lincoln on Saturday 18 August (10am – 3pm) and on Tuesday 21 August (10am – 3pm). There is no need to book, students can turn up on the day and have a look around.



For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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