Students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, who are waiting for a university places, are receiving valuable advice and support as the College provides a dedicated UCAS and Clearing service over the next two weeks.
The service is for students who have applied late or have not received the results they’d hoped for so have not been able to secure a place.
As well as having experienced and dedicated advisors on hand, they are able to use the phone and internet to contact universities.
Wunmi (20) has recently completed her BTEC National in Health Studies and received an impressive merit and distinction. However despite her high grades, Wunmi applied late to universities and therefore failed to secure a place. She said: “I was so worried about getting a place that I came here first thing this morning and already I’ve managed to secure two interviews and waiting for two more universities to get back to me. I want to study for a BSc in Nursing so hopefully I’ll know in a few days whether it’s going to happen.”
Career advisor Renu Arrowsmith said: “I’m feeling very positive for Wunmi. She has great grades and a great attitude so I’m confident she’ll secure a place.”
She added; “I encourage all of our Level 3 students to come down to the College and receive this vital support. Not only can they use the resources but we can offer them advice and guidance on what courses are most suitable, as well as preparation tips for interviews.”
The UCAS Clearing service is available until Friday 26 August but students can receive support all year round from the College’s career service.
- Last Updated: 18 August 2011