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University of Derby prepares to help A-Level students find university place through Clearing

13 August 2019

The University of Derby’s Clearing hotline is open for students receiving their A-Level results this week.

Clearing is the process which enables people hoping to enter higher education in September to look at the options available to them.

Students don’t have to wait until results day on Thursday (15 August) to call the University of Derby’s hotline number (01332 592019) if they are reconsidering their degree course and university choice, and want to speak to someone about their options.

The line can be called now, and dozens of staff and students from the University will be handling calls over the next two weeks and providing advice.

June Hughes, the University’s Secretary and Registrar, said: “A-Level results day can be a very emotional and exciting time for those looking to move on to higher education and we wish everyone who is getting their results this week the very best of luck.

“Come the day itself, people can find that they have done much better than expected so may wish to opt for a degree that requires higher A-Level grades than they thought they would achieve.

“For those who don’t get the results they had hoped for it can understandably be confusing and stressful but they shouldn’t worry. There should still be plenty of opportunities available to them.

 “Over the years we have seen many students come to Derby through Clearing that have done brilliantly during their time here and gone on to enjoy hugely successful careers.”

In 2018, the University of Derby received more than 3,200 calls about clearing opportunities, a seven per cent increase on the number received the previous year.

June added: “Throughout Clearing, universities, including Derby, will be providing advice about the many degree courses with places still available. There is lots of great guidance on the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website too.

“At Derby, our staff will be able to advise callers about how they can find a degree with us, and we will have our academic staff, including lecturers and programme leaders, on hand to answer any questions about our courses.

“The best advice for Thursday is to try and stay calm, have your UCAS number and your exam results to hand. If possible, take the time before you get your results to carefully identify the courses and the universities which appeal to you if your original choice might not be an option, or if you’ve simply changed your mind about what you want to do.”

Call the University of Derby now on +44 (0)1332 592019 to secure your place for 2019. If you are interested in studying Nursing, call the dedicated hotline on +44 (0)1332 593999.

The hotline will be open from 7am-8pm on Thursday and Friday (15 and 16 August), 8am-5pm on Saturday 17 August and 10am-4pm on Sunday 18 August,

The lines will remain open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holiday Monday), until Friday 30 August.

There will be Clearing open evenings and days at our Kedleston Road Campus on Thursday 15 August (5pm-8pm), Friday 16 August, Monday 19 August and Wednesday 21 August (all 12pm-4pm).

Clearing open mornings will be held at our Chesterfield Campus on Friday 16 August and Monday 19 August (9am-12pm).

For more information about Clearing and to book open day places, visit our website www.derby.ac.uk

 

For further information contact the Corporate Communications team at pressoffice@derby.ac.uk or call 01332 591491.