News : University of Leicester Matches Students to Vacancies
Leicester, England, August 15, 2014 -- Thousands of students inundated the county's universities yesterday to try to secure a place following their results.
Staff at the University of Leicester took more than 6,000 calls from students inquiring about places through Clearing – the system that matches students to vacant places.
By 3.30pm, it had made 650 offers to those with grades of ABB+ for all subjects apart from law and medicine. Its call centre was due to open again at 6.30am today and close at 6pm.
Staff at De Montfort University (DMU), in Leicester, said they were taking one call every five seconds at some points during the day, with more than 300 staff and students helping out from 7am.
Its call centre is open from 8am until 6pm.
Andrew Pemberton, director of marketing and communications at DMU, said: "We have a superb record for taking students through the Clearing system."
At Loughborough University, staff had taken 6,800 calls by 1pm – double the amount at the same time last year. "We've doubled the size of our contact centre this year," said Sarah Hannaford, Loughborough University's head of student recruitment and admissions.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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