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Clearing 2018: Top tips for navigating what can for some, be a stressful time

This week sees the big day for thousands of A-level students and the University of Portsmouth is preparing for confirmation and Clearing to help students and their parents.

While Clearing has been seen in the past as mainly for those who missed out on their grades, Clearing is increasingly been seen by students as a way of trading up, if they got better than expected results.

The University of Portsmouth will be active in Clearing to give as many students as possible the opportunity to benefit from its distinctive education and be part of a successful community of students and graduates.

The University’s Clearing line is 023 9284 8081.

Lines will be open 8am-8pm on Thursday, 8am-7pm Friday, 9am-3pm Saturday, and 8.45am-5pm next week.

The Clearing team are trained to find ways of helping every individual who contacts them either via the Clearing hotline, or via Live Chat on, which is being used for the first time this year.

The University has also published its top tips for people receiving their results tomorrow.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Galbraith said: “Although many thousands of students will be celebrating their success today, not everyone will have had the results they were hoping for. Our message to you is no matter how daunting it may feel, if your results weren’t what you’d expected, don’t panic.

“Admission to Portsmouth has always been based on a person’s potential to benefit from what we have to offer. And we have a lot to offer. We are rated Gold for our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework, The Economist ranks us first in the UK for graduate salaries ‘added value’, and we are in the top 20 nationally for student satisfaction.

“We are actively recruiting in Clearing – we want to give people the opportunity to benefit from our distinctive education and to be part of our successful community of students and graduates.

“We will look to recruit students from all backgrounds across a range of subjects.”

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