Staff at the University of Gloucestershire are standing by to answer hundreds of calls from students who are looking for a university place when the A level results are published this Thursday.
The annual clearing event sees students throughout the country who are not holding a place applying for vacant spaces on university courses.
The University of Gloucestershire’s dedicated clearing helpline will be available from 8am on Thursday morning with staff on hand to answer queries and share insights into living and studying in Gloucestershire.
Penny Eccles, Director of Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment said: “Applications and firm choices for places at the University of Gloucestershire have increased this year, so we believe we will have slightly fewer places available in clearing this year but we’re available throughout the clearing period to speak to anyone who is looking for a university place.
“Courses in social work and primary education are now closed and film production, photography and geography are close to filling up. However it is certainly worth calling us as we have some availability on these courses and also on our sports, humanities and business programmes.
“This year, we are pleased to be able to offer an academic scholarship to the value of £2,000 for full-time students with students achieving grades of ABB or above or the equivalent, for example DDM or above in the BTEC National Diploma. Currently around one fifth of our students achieve these grades.”
Penny added, “For students who might be considering studying at the University of Gloucestershire, we offer a great all-round university experience including work experience, visiting lectures from industry experts and the opportunity to participate in our Degreeplus internship scheme, ensuring that our students develop the skills that employers value. This is reflected in our employability figures, which demonstrate around 90% of our graduates were employed or undertaking further study six months after graduating.”
The University has also increased its range of fast-track degree programmes this year, which offer the same curriculum and level of support as regular degrees, but over a condensed timescale scale, for example over two rather than three years. Fast-track degrees on offer include animal biology, business management, computing, events management, geography, hotel and resort management, information technology, law, multimedia web design, sports education and tourism management.
Our Clearing Hotline on 0844 846 4 846 is open as follows:
Thursday 15 August – Friday 16 August – 8am to 8pm
Saturday 17 August – Sunday 18 August – 10am to 4pm
Monday 19 August – Friday 23 August – 8am to 5pm
Additional information is available at www.glos.ac.uk
Source: University of Gloucestershire