Newham sixth formers’ guide to clearing

Sixth formers and gap year students are preparing themselves for results day on Thursday

Sixth formers and gap year students are preparing themselves for results day on Thursday - Credit: Archant

As the painful wait for A Level results draws to an end, thousands of sixth formers will be psyching themselves up for the inveitable scramble for university places.

A record number are expected to enter clearing after the cap on student numbers was lifted this year, beating last year’s all-time high of 61,130 who found places through the system.

“UEL selects students who have the whole package,” said Stuart Smith, director of student recruitment and marketing at Docklands’ University of East London.

“Here, work and life experience is just as important as qualifications. Every year we look for applicants who are motivated, ambitious and looking to develop themselves as individuals.”

BSc English Literature and Psychology graduate Kamile Hudson, 25, got her place through clearing.

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“Studying at UEL was one of the best decisions I have ever made,” she said.

“It provided me with lots of opportunities for both professional and personal growth and development. Going through clearing was a simple process, the staff were friendly and welcoming as well as providing lots of reassurance.”

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Anyone who applied for university after June 30, didn’t receive any offers or didn’t meet the conditions of their offer can enter. You will need to phone the university’s clearing hotline, and have your UCAS personal ID number, the university’s track and clearing code, and your A Level and GCSE results to hand.

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