University offers tailored support to guide students through confirmation and Clearing

Students across the UK will be collecting their A level results on Thursday and making important decisions about their future.

To guide them, the University of Plymouth will be offering tailored support to those looking to begin their studies in the city, with a range of options available whether they meet, exceed or fail to achieve their expectations.

A dedicated call centre will open at 08:00 on Thursday 13 August, staffed by recruitment teams and trained advisers, including current students who got their places at University through the Clearing process.

It aims to ensure students make the choice which best suits their aspirations, also offers them the chance to talk with lecturers in their chosen subject area.

The University is also running a virtual information day on Sunday 16 August, providing an opportunity for students who are applying through Clearing to learn more through online chats with lecturers and service areas.

The efforts around Clearing are happening as work continues on a programme ensuring students and staff can return to campus safely. It aims to ensure new and continuing students’ education and support, while providing them with the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding experiences which attracts many students to the University.

Professor Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience), said:

“Confirmation and Clearing opens up a world of opportunity and our focus is to make it as stress free as possible, so students make an informed choice. Whether you have just completed your A levels, or are a mature and returning student exploring your options and looking to get back into education, we will have options available across a range of subject areas.
“The last few months have been unprecedented in almost every sense, but the response we have had from applicants so far has been very positive. We are committed to starting the new academic year for all students as planned and have not made any changes to our application process, entry requirements or start dates. With so many available opportunities, it is crucial to get in touch so we can help you make the best possible decision for your future.”

Professor Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience)

The available options include undergraduate and postgraduate courses in dozens of subject combinations, across health and medicine, science and engineering, arts and humanities and business.

Students can also look at doing a foundation course and the University has several available, with many of those who signed up for one of those courses regularly progressing onto a full degree.

Degree apprenticeships are another option, with the University running a range of programmes which support the government initiative designed to enable people to earn while they learn.

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