Clearing at University of Portsmouth opens up a world of possibilities
This week sees the big day for thousands of A-level students who will receive their results (13 August) and the University of Portsmouth is preparing for Clearing and Adjustment to help students and their parents.
While students may not have sat their exams this year, due to the coronoavirus pandemic, they will still be getting assessed results which will determine the next step in their futures.
As in previous years, the University of Portsmouth will be active in Clearing to give students, whatever their background, the opportunity to benefit from its outstanding education and be part of a successful community of students and graduates.
Adapting to the challenges of providing support in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, dedicated teams will be working in safe and socially distanced call centres. Additional online support and sessions about admissions, student finance, accommodation and student services will be provided by staff working remotely.
Our message is no matter how daunting it may feel, if your results weren’t what you’d expected, don’t panic. We welcome anyone interested to call or visit our website and talk through the options.
The Clearing team are trained to find ways of helping every person who contacts them either via the Clearing hotline - 023 9284 8081 - or via the University website or through social media channels.
The Clearing hotline is open from 9am–5pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9am–4pm (Friday). The hotline will be open for extended hours from A-level results day on Thursday 13 August.
The University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, Bernie Topham said: “We are expecting a busy Clearing and Adjustment period, with many students delaying decisions in the hope for greater clarity on what the new academic year will look like and others re-considering their future plans and opportunities.
“Our message is no matter how daunting it may feel, if your results weren’t what you’d expected, don’t panic. We welcome anyone interested to call or visit our website and talk through the options. We’ll also be able to tell you about the blended learning experience through face-to-face and online delivery that we will be offering next year and also the wide range of safety measures we are putting in place.”