UCAS Clearing 2012
Figures reported this morning (Friday) show that some 372,000 students have a confirmed place at university, compared with 402,000 at this point in Clearing last year. While there are 170,000 students eligible for Clearing, some 80,000 are waiting for a decision. Almost 3,700 students have found places through Clearing so far.
There has been a change to the admission process this year – universities can admit an unlimited number of students attaining AAB grades or better at A level. Many universities have stated they will not use this additional flexibility, although there are financial rewards on offer from some institutions to students with AAB grades, and it may affect allocation of places.
The UCAS systems were slowed by technical delays yesterday, with some students unable to see whether or not their places were confirmed.
A number of UK students will look to overseas universities for their university education, some of which are actively recruiting in the UK. The South Australian government has launched a campaign promoting the University of Adelaide.
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If you're considering university study overseas, take a look at The Complete University Guide's advice on studying outside the UK and the section on international study in Australia. Companies such as A Star Future offer an advice line for international university applications (020 3586 4025).