Search

UEL lays on 150 staff at its Clearance call-centre to help A-level students

09:16 14 August 2014

One of London’s biggest clearing centres for A-level pupils getting their results today is being run all day and tomorrow at the University of East London.

The centre at the university’s Royal Docks campus in Beckton has specialists on site to advise students who have come through clearing system to talk about their intentions.

UEL is one of the largest universities in London supporting students through the Clearing process, with one of the biggest call centres.

It has laid on a team of 150 academic and administrative staff at the centre in University Way, Beckton, to answer calls from 8am to 8pm both today and tomorrow.

A large proportion are from deprived communities, it points out.

“We champion widening participation from non-traditional and disadvantaged communities,” a UEL spokesman said. “We have a higher-than-average proportion of students with a minority ethnic demographic profile and recruit students we can support to success.”

Almost 70 per cent already studying at the university are from minority ethnic backgrounds. One-in-three students study part-time. A third are also aged 30 or more.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 18:23
Newham residents who receive benefits will see changes to their payments from Monday (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

Universal Credit will merge existing benefits and tax credits into one single payment from Monday.

Yesterday, 16:44
A new careers seminar in Newham could help fashionistas get ahead in the competitive fashion industry. Picture Dominic Lipinski, PA Archive, Press Association Images

Budding fashion designers and entrepreneurs in Newham have the chance to mingle with renowned industry experts at a free career seminar next month.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Yesterday, 15:21
Newham had the highest rate of repossessions in 2015                      Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images

Newham had the highest rate of home repossessions in the country last year, figures from the Ministry of Justice have shown.

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 14:00
Angie Darcy in Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Actress Angie Darcy talks becoming the iconic singer as the Edinburgh Fringe hit transfers to Newham’s Stratford East Theatre Royal.

Canada

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe