Clearing 2016 – Keep Calm and Carry On

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Posted on 18 August 2016

Thousands of students across the country will be receiving their A-level results today and whether they meet with expectations or not, students will be confirming or adapting their University decisions as they confirm their next steps.

Keele University are welcoming calls from students in clearing, including those who have done better than expected and want to explore what courses might be available.

Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice Chancellor, Keele University:
“Interest is higher than ever in employability rates, student satisfaction scores and other opinion based league tables, with subjects such as science, medicine and health remaining very competitive for places. Whilst areas such as arts, humanities and natural sciences remain popular, these are also areas of expansion in terms of numbers of places available.

This year there are going to be more opportunities open to students than ever before. The removal of the cap means that many courses which we would not normally enter into clearing are able to offer additional places.

For students this is all good news. Of course those who have not yet secured a place will be looking at Clearing, but this year more than ever there is an opportunity for those who have done better than expected to reconsider their university choice and maybe trade-up to a higher rated institution.”

Simon Jenkins, Student Recruitment Manager:
“Results day can be a full on experience and if you are looking at your options on results day, we would recommend you do your research, ensure you can get accommodation – which we offer to all first year students, and line up a visit to ensure you’re happy with the choice you are making.

We will have a team at Keele on results day offering campus tours and helping you with your next steps as well as getting to local schools and colleges to offer advice. We also have our Open Day on Sunday 21st August, where we’ll have our 2016 entrants lounge which will offer students everything they need ahead of arriving in September.

We’ll also be answering questions on social media and providing lots of live content as well as celebrating results with students, to ensure people are supported, informed and recognised for all of their hard work in getting to university.”

Call our clearing hotline on 01782 733000

Find out more about Clearing here