Date of release: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Fast Track gets applicants to the front of the queue in ClearingThe University of Greenwich is helping would-be students to get a head start in securing a university place this summer.

Potential applicants can register now to get to the front of the queue for Clearing places – ahead of examination results being published.

Using Greenwich Fast Track Clearing applicants can pre-book a call with an advisor so that on A-level results day they can get first choice of the Clearing places for which they are qualified.

Fast Track applicants will receive course and campus information ahead of Clearing, helping to get ready to submit a full application for a place as soon as they know their exam grades. A guaranteed place in university accommodation is available to Fast Track Clearing applicants, for the first year of study (conditions apply).

"Your adventure starts here," says Robert Mayor, Director of Communications & Recruitment. "Registration for Fast Track Clearing is open now. Find out whether Greenwich is right for you, and what it is like to study here. We'll give you all the support you need to make your application."

Fast Track is part of the university's biggest ever Clearing operation, offering a warm and speedy welcome to Greenwich. Applicants can get in touch via Live Chat, email and social media as well as on the phone. Over 200 lines will be in place from 6am on A-level results day, Thursday 18 August, when the university can receive more than 800 calls an hour.

The university's new Clearing website also includes essential information, lots of advice including how to apply for courses, the importance of campus visits and what to look out for. A wide range of case studies highlights common concerns about going to university, and the solutions found by students themselves.

The university is also running a suite of 50 extended four-year degree courses for the coming academic year across a wide range of disciplines.

The courses, the majority of which are available for the first time, have flexible entry criteria. They are open to high-quality applicants who may lack the UCAS points, or mix of subjects, that would qualify them for direct entry on to the traditional undergraduate degree of their choice.

To find out about Fast Track and applying to the University of Greenwich during Clearing, go to: www.gre.ac.uk/clearing.

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