THE big day is nearly here - tomorrow thousands of students across South Yorkshire will discover how they scored in vital A-Levels.
Tension is rising for teenagers waiting to find out if they have the marks needed to forge their futures.
Expert university staff in Sheffield are on hand to give advice from 7am as students scramble for courses available through the clearing process, which offers alternatives to students without a place.
But there is no need to panic as both Sheffield universities say vacancies are expected.
A ‘few hundred’ vacancies are likely to be open at Sheffield Hallam University.
And the University of Sheffield said it was expected there would be some places available for ‘high-quality’ applicants.
Up-to-date lists of courses with places will be published on the Hallam website from tomorrow.
A Hallam spokesman said: “From this date, anyone interested in a place at Sheffield Hallam should check the website for full details of courses with places still available.
“People can also call the university’s dedicated hotline on 0300 555 0567 from 7am to speak to a member of expert staff.”
Any available clearing places at the University of Sheffield will be advertised on its website. Vacancies are also on www.ucas.co.uk.
A spokesman said the university advised students to ‘be prepared’ by having access to UCAS and university contact details.
He added: “All universities will have dedicated staff ready to take enquiries about results or clearing but be prepared for it to be difficult to get through as many applicants will be contacting each university.
“If you are looking for a place in clearing then start contacting universities as early on results day as you can.”
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