20 August 2014 - This story is in archive

A team of trained staff and current students have been on hand at the University of Hertfordshire since A Level results day, Thursday 14th August, to offer advice and support for students receiving their results on what to do next.

Over 8,000 calls

Callers, who were understandably nervous about their futures, were spoken to by friendly staff specially trained to deal with these emotions and were able to find out all the options available to them on the grades they had received.

The University's Clearing hotline was manned by approximately 50 current students who filtered through over 8,000 calls on the first day to over 80 academic and admissions staff.

Increased demand

Professor Ian Campbell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire, said: "We are pleased with the increased demand from students to study at Hertfordshire – with many of them achieving good grades in their exams. However, we still have some places available but these are filling up fast."

He added: "Getting a place at university remains competitive and there are more people attending than ever before. It is important for students to aspire to furthering their studies – a degree is a highly valued and important qualification."

Clearing hotline still open

Students are still able to call the University of Hertfordshire's Clearing hotline on 01707 284 848 between 9am and 5pm to find out the options that are available to them.

Information on course options at the University of Hertfordshire is available at www.herts.ac.uk/clearing2014. Students can also follow updates and post questions to @UniofHerts via Twitter. 

National university application information is available at www.ucas.ac.uk.