Students Need To Be Quick To Get Into Kingston University
By OFadero | Sunday, August 15, 2010, 22:48
A level results due out this coming Thursday, students need to be
quick if they want to get a clearing place at Kingston University.
While some universities will not be entering clearing at all, Kingston
University will have a limited number of places.
number of clearing places will be drastically reduced from last year as
the university has already received 24.5% more applicants for its 7,079
undergraduate places. This has been blamed on the shrinking job market
and the budget cuts that universities are facing.
University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Martyn Jones, says that
prospective University Students should be doing their research now so in
case they don’t get their predicted grades on Thursday. This will
allow them to be quick of the mark in securing a place through clearing.
specially trained student volunteers will be gearing up to answer calls
to Kingston University’s Clearing phone lines which open at 8.30am on
19 August. The volunteers will be on hand to offer friendly assistance
to higher-education hopefuls, matching them up with the last few
remaining places on courses starting in September. Callers with the
grades needed to fill the vacancies will then be transferred to academic
staff to find out more about what’s on offer.
a successful pilot last year, young people who have applied to Kingston
University will once again receive a text message to let them know
whether they have successfully secured a place, whether the University
is still waiting for more information such as GCSE or BTEC results, or
whether they need to enter Clearing. Students whose grades are just off
the mark will be advised by text to call the University to see if they
are able to help them secure a place on a similar course with lower
Kingston University’s admissions hotline number for Clearing, Adjustment or Confirmation calls is 0844 842 9599 for UK-based callers or +4420 8328 1149
for international callers. The lines will be open between 8.30am –
6.30pm on August 19 and 20, and between 9.00am – 5.30pm on Monday to
Friday from 23 August to 3 September.
A full list of Kingston University’s course vacancies can be found by logging on to its website.