Students have a wide range of subjects to consider
Today (13 August 2020) is A Level Results Day and the start of Clearing 2020. The Clearing Team at the University of Bedfordshire has opened their phone lines and online chat rooms, and are ready to help prospective students.
Available to handle enquiries from early morning through until the evening, the University’s admissions team will be on hand over the coming days and weeks to talk through course options, accommodation and necessary funding.
As well as answering any questions about how student life and learning will function in the wake of the pandemic. Professor Rebecca Bunting, Interim Vice Chancellor, said: “
“Young people have had to endure much adversity and have shown such resilience during the most crucial part of their educational journey, and we want them to know that the University of Bedfordshire is here to support them.
“Clearing is a tool for making futures a reality, and our dedicated Clearing staff will be able to assist all applicants through all the stages to starting at university.”
With availability on courses across the board, students have a wide range of subjects to consider, from Nursing and Midwifery toContemporary Art and Graphic Design, and International Business and Tourism Management to Primary Education, Sports Scienceand Social Studies.
As well as having campuses across the region, the University boasts facilities and buildings such as the multimillion pound STEM block in Luton, Radio LaB’s recording studios, the historic Putteridge Bury campus and multi-functioning Gateway Building in Bedford.
These have been showcased as part of the University’s special TikTok video series. The special TikTok videos are designed to get young people talking about their Higher Education options. They can be viewed and shared online at www.tiktok.com/@uniofbeds.
Discussing student life in September following the UK’s emergence from lockdown, Ruki Heritage, director of Student Experience, said:
“The University’s main campuses are based in great towns which offer a variety of cultural things to see and do, even whilst social distancing.
“Luton, Bedford, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes boast lots of green space with outdoor amenities and heritage points of interest. Local cinemas, creative arts facilities, leisure centres, arcades, shops, bars and restaurants are also easily accessible for students to utilise and meet new friends safely.
“Individual courses and Beds SU societies will be hosting plenty of virtual gatherings and meetings as well, to allow students to get a flavour of what’s on offer at the University and introduce them to lifelong friends with similar interests.”
Prospective students can call the Clearing team now on 0300 3300 703 or speak to them via live chat on www.beds.ac.uk/clearing, where they will be able to talk through their options and queries with an experienced member of the admissions team.
Phone line and Live Chat opening hours:
Thursday 13th August – 7am-8pm
Friday 14th August – 8am-8pm
Weekend 15th/16th August – 10am-4pm
Monday 17th August onwards – 9am-6pm