The University of Plymouth is preparing to deal with thousands of calls from hopeful students as they receive their A level results this week.
A dedicated confirmation and Clearing hotline will open at 7am on Thursday 17 August, for those looking to begin studying at the University in September 2017.
Experienced staff including academic tutors and programme leaders will guide prospective students so that they can make an informed decision about their choice of course.
The hotline is available to those who have exceeded or matched their predicted grades, as well as those who might not have achieved what they were hoping for.
David Alder, Chief Marketing Officer at the University, added:
“This time of year can always be slightly nerve-wracking for those receiving their results. But our aim is to make it as stress-free as possible and provide dedicated support that really makes a difference. At the end of the day, it is important for students to focus on what they want for their futures, and the experience of being a student in Plymouth can be hugely rewarding – both during their time at the University and as they then embark upon their chosen career.”
This year, the University has increased its efforts to take that stress out of A level results day, and ensure students are able to make the choice which best suits their aspirations.
Since the exam period finished in June, the University has been providing support to hundreds of students through its advance clearing registration system, with the numbers of those taking advantage up 50 per cent on last year.
This support has included individually tailored advice from academics about courses which will be available, and general advice about the application process, while they will also be able to call a dedicated hotline number to beat the queues on results day itself.
Isobel Rossiter, Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions, said:
“We have already helped hundreds of students with advice and tips about how to get the best out of confirmation and Clearing. There is also a huge amount of information already on our website and time to get informed so that when students get their results on Thursday they can make the right choice for them.”