Clearing 2016 – Call for volunteers

Last year we ran a very successful Clearing operation where additional quality students were recruited to the University on A level results day. We are planning another large scale operation this year and we need enthusiastic volunteers to help us! 

We primarily need colleagues to assist with answering phone calls from potential students seeking a place in Clearing - volunteers will receive full training so all colleagues are welcome regardless of background and experience.

We will need volunteers to assist on results day itself, Thursday 18 August 2016, as well as be able to attend a training session in late July/early August (multiple dates will be available) and a briefing session on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 August. Please note that phone lines open at 8am on results day so colleagues will normally be required to start from 7.30am and it is expected that we will fill our places by early afternoon.

It is a great opportunity to get a taste of Admissions and make a real contribution to such an important activity for the University:

“I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience clearing.  I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and felt all emotional when making an offer to a student. I thought the whole process was managed really efficiently and professionally.  Your staff on the day were really helpful and friendly. I feel that I have come out of the experience having made new contacts across the University, rather than my little bubble in CAL.”

Sarah Stimpson, Taught Programmes Senior Administrator, CAL (2015 Clearing volunteer)

“This was the first time that I have been involved in Clearing and Adjustment and I would like to say that I thought it was superbly run and that my experience was such that I would like to do it again.  You and your team provided two excellent briefing sessions and the materials supplied were exactly what we needed on the day.  Today seemed exceptionally efficient.”

Professor Kate Thomas, Vice Dean and Programme Director MB ChB, MDS (2015 Clearing volunteer)

If you would like to volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Jo Labudek, Head of Undergraduate Admissions. Please note we would ideally like to have all responses to this call by Friday 17th June if at all possible.