University of Hertfordshire’s Clearing hotline busy on A-level results day

PUBLISHED: 10:42 13 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:45 13 August 2015

University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

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The University of Hertfordshire’s Clearing hotline has been busy this morning on A-level results day.

Professor Quintin McKellar, the vice-chancellor at University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, took the first Clearing callProfessor Quintin McKellar, the vice-chancellor at University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, took the first Clearing call

With A-level results announced today (Thursday), student ambassadors and staff at the Hatfield-based uni are manning the phones as thousands of potential students are expected to call to enquire about places for courses in September.

Last year, 7,885 calls were taken by the university’s hotline team on the opening day of Clearing alone.

And the uni’s Twitter handle, @UniofHerts, tweeted this morning: “UPDATE: We’ve had 256 calls in the first hour! We took 50 calls in the first half hour last year and nearly 200 this year! #Clearing2015”

Vice-chancellor Professor Quintin McKellar took the first call on the university’s opening day of Clearing.

Professor McKellar said: “I am delighted to be involved in the start of this year’s Clearing process.

“The University of Hertfordshire is a wonderful place to study and our recent student employability results show that our graduates are well equipped for success in the global job market.

“I’d encourage anyone considering a course at Hertfordshire to call our hotline and discuss their options. I look forward to welcoming the class of 2015.”

Anyone interested in securing a place at the University of Hertfordshire can call the university’s Clearing hotline on 0300 303 6300 between 6am and 8pm today (Thursday).

They will be greeted on the telephone by trained staff and given professional advice and guidance about their options.

The UH hotline will be open from 8am to 8pm on Friday, August 14, 10am to 2pm on Saturday, August 15, and 9am to 5pm from August 19 onwards.

Potential students can also tune in to a live broadcast which is being streamed at

This includes interviews from current students about student life, lecturers talking about their subjects and courses, information from staff about the clearing process, funding, accommodation and financial support and talks from the University Student Union about clubs and societies on offer for students.

* For more A-level results news, visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ education section.

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