Issue date: 18 August 2010
Phone lines will be open from 07.00 tomorrow at the University of the West of England to give advice to would-be students on the day they get their A-level results.
Keith Hicks, Director of Marketing and Communications at UWE said, “The number of places on offer through clearing at UWE is down significantly from last year but there are some places on courses where there is a high demand from employers and as a result of last minute government support for Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
“This means we can still offer courses in Robotics
,Computer Systems Integration
,Construction and Property Management
the health professions and some areas of business and law. Although applications to study at UWE were up by 27% this year, there are fewer places than usual through clearing.
“We will be available early on A-level results day (Thursday 19 August) because we know there are increased levels of anxiety this year in finding a place. The number of prospective students wishing to enter higher education means it will be tougher for these students to find places, with our average entry requirements some 30 to 40 points up on last year.
“We are fortunate in this region that the government has provided last minute an additional 50 places in Science Technology Engineering and Maths. Employers are also are being very supportive. Employer demand for graduates is good in the region, with graduate employment in the West of England up by 4%.
In other areas our relationship with the NHS means we can also provide graduates to fill skill shortages in areas such as radiotherapy
,learning disabilities nursing
and other health professions.”
UWE expects to receive more than 7,000 calls on A-level results day.
For more information visit UWE's Clearing pages