Published: 8 August 2013 at 15:26
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Anglia Ruskin University will open its Clearing Centre at 7.30am on Thursday, 15 August (A-Level results day) to help anyone looking to start a university course this September.
Applications to Anglia Ruskin have increased by 9.9% compared to the same time in 2011, and 2013 marks the fifth consecutive year that Anglia Ruskin has seen a rise in demand for places.
To accommodate this year’s predicted high demand for courses starting in September, Anglia Ruskin will be running a series of clearing events at its campuses in Chelmsford and Cambridge.
Admissions tutors will be available to talk face-to-face with visiting students, who will also be able to meet current students and take a campus tour. A dedicated Clearing Hotline will also be in operation for students unable to visit in person.
Professor Alan Sibbald, Anglia Ruskin’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, said: “Clearing can prove to be a challenging time for some students who are yet to secure the course that is right for them or have decided to apply late in the applications cycle, but our Admissions team will be able to help people make the right decision based on the options open to them.”
Although primarily aimed at students who have just received their A-Level results, a significant number of mature students also apply to university through Clearing.
Approximately 40% of Anglia Ruskin’s Clearing applicants are mature students, including Matthew Wright who enrolled on the BA (Hons) Photography degree course on the Cambridge campus in 2011.