Students Need To Be Quick To Get Into Kingston University

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By OFadero | Sunday, August 15, 2010, 22:48

With

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.

The

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.

Kingston

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.

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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.

After

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

entry points.

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.

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