Date of release: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Clearing hotlines open 6amMore than 200 University of Greenwich Clearing telephone lines will open at 6am tomorrow (Thursday 18 August), ready to take calls from school and college leavers receiving their A-level results.

The team of Clearing advisers is expecting up to 800 calls an hour during the day, as would-be students with higher or lower A-level grades than predicted look for available places on degree courses starting this autumn.

"Clearing can be fast and furious but there is no need to panic," said Greenwich recruitment co-ordinator Sophi Marten.

"Before you pick up the phone, make sure you have your ten-digit UCAS number, your results, your personal statement and a list of any questions you have about the university or the course vacancy you are interested in. You'll also need a pen and paper handy to take notes."

Expert Clearing advisers are also able to help people who cannot find an appropriate course vacancy, who have not applied at all for a university place this year or who have totally changed their minds about the subject they want to study.

Find more information and top tips about working your way through Clearing at www.gre.ac.uk/clearing.

Find out more, too, about the university's new four-year extended degree courses in disciplines such as Engineering, Science, Computing, Science, Business, Criminology, Education, Health, Law, Mathematics, Multimedia and Sociology.

These courses 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 onto the traditional three-year undergraduate degree to meet their career ambitions: www.gre.ac.uk/extended-degrees.

Contact the university's Clearing advisers – call: 020 8331 9000, email clearing@gre.ac.uk or take advantage of Live Chat at www.gre.ac.uk/clearing.

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