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Adjustment & Clearing: What to expect on 'A' level results day

Academics, current students and alumni will be on hand to answer questions
by Sophie

Sixty current students and recent graduates will be part of the team taking phone calls from prospective students when 'A' level results are released on Thursday. Last year, City received more than 13,000 phone calls in two days from people hoping to get a place.

nullOne of the team manning the phones will be Nisha Bhaskaran who graduated from City University London with a 2.1 BSc in Economics this summer. She applied to City as her first choice university, but on results day found herself one grade short of her offer.

"I started going through the Clearing process and submitted one of my exams for re-marking at the same time. I began looking at other universities because I didn't want to wait a year to start studying however City was still my first choice. I was so happy when I found out that my 'A' level result had increased by ten points - I was awarded an 'A' in Psychology and got my place at City".

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at City and I would definitely recommend it. The lecturers are so passionate because they love what they do. They research in the same field as they are teaching so they want you to ask questions so they can talk more about their subject area. Any help you need, they will give you".

Rahima-Khanam-portraitAnother of the operators is Rahima Khanam who has just completed the first year of an LLB in Law. She got her place at City University London by going through the adjustment process.

"I had a place at another University but when I got my results I decided it would be worth exploring my options. I'd done a lot of research beforehand and City was recommended to me by a friend who had just graduated with a Law degree. I'm really glad I chose City. My first year has been really good and it's given me a great insight into the legal profession".

"It's so important to research the courses you want to do and the University you might want to attend before results day. The key thing is not to panic, try to hold your emotions back and just keep ringing!"

Nisha, Rahima and the rest of the team will be available to answer questions from 7:30am on Thursday 15th August. Anyone interested in attending City University London should call the hotline on +44 (0) 207 040 8877

More information is available on the Clearing pages of the website, including the Money Matters calculator that can help prospective students you find out which scholarships and bursaries they may be eligible for at City University London.

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