Clearing options for Hartlepool and East Durham students

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STUDENTS are being reassured that there are lots of other options available if they didn’t get the results they were hoping for this morning.

A-level students will have nominated their preferred choices of which universities they are hoping to go to.

But UCAS bosses are reminding students that advisers are ready to help through the confirmation and clearing process.

A-level students were able to log into the UCAS website from 8am today to see if they had been accepted or are eligible for clearing.

If students have unfortunately not done as well as they were hoping, they can contact universities and colleges today to discuss courses that interest them and make sure places are available.

Courses with vacancies are also now on the UCAS website and UCAS advisers are on hand to answer questions all day today.

An official clearing choice can then be made on the UCAS website from 5pm today.

Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS chief executive, said: “There will be a rich variety of courses offering vacancies through Clearing this year, across a range of universities and colleges.

“Some 12 per cent of all enrolments last year were through clearing which has now become a mainstream application route for higher education.”

To speak to UCAS advisers call 0871 468 0 468.

Students can also speak to professional career advisers on the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000.