Date of release: Friday, August 7, 2015

Sophi Martin

A-level students seeking a university place when their results arrive next week will be able to talk to Greenwich advisers face-to-face – wherever they are.

The university has added Skype to its phone, online chat and social media channels to ensure applicants can contact them as easily as possible next Thursday 13 August.

"Callers are under pressure to secure a place the same day," says Bev Woodhams, Head of Central Recruitment. "Clearing, the period when universities fill all remaining places, is getting faster each year. We're doing what we can to reduce the stress."

Greenwich made around 500 offers on A-level results day in 2014. This year a hundred advisers and academics will be ready to meet the rush.

Applicants can also walk on to any of the university's three campuses at Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway to talk to an adviser, fill the forms and take a tour.

Different ways you can talk to the University of Greenwich during Clearing:
* Call or Skype the Clearing Hotline on: 0208 331 9000
* Apply online via live chat
* Facebook
* Twitter

Open Hours:
Thursday 13 August: 7am to 8pm
Friday 14 August: 8am to 6pm
Saturday 15 August: 10am to 3pm
Monday 19th onwards: 9am to 5pm

Or walk in and talk to an adviser face to face, at:
'The Application Zone' on the Greenwich campus at Queen Mary Court reception.
Avery Hill Student Centre, Room 004, Southwood House
Medway Student Centre in Blake Building

Open Day: Saturday 15 August
Come and visit the university and talk to staff, students and recruitment advisers at all three campuses between 10am and 3pm.

Campus tours
There will be Clearing campus tour guides available next Thursday 13 August and Friday 14 August at Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway: prospective students just need to turn up. At Greenwich, the tour guides will also be there on 17 and 18 August. If you would like a tour but can't make those days, call the Open Day Unit on 020 8331 9900.

First stop for information
The University of Greenwich website is the first place to go for detailed information about courses, campuses, accommodation, finance, tips to get you through clearing and what life as a student is like.

For Clearing vacancies and advice go to: www2.gre.ac.uk/study/clearing

Caption: It's about meeting potential students where they are: the University of Greenwich's Sophi Martin talks to applicants on social media

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