Tuesday, 31 July 2012

“You never stop learning...no matter how old you are.”

It is Early Clearing season and on average there are more than 400 calls being made to the Enquires Unit every day! Many of the calls have been about what courses are still available through Clearing and whether the applicants meet the criteria and what alternatives there are. It is always exciting when an applicant meets the criteria and a Clearing application is made and even more exciting when an applicant exceeds the criteria by 60 UCAS points or someone wants to make an Adjustment to their university choice because they have exceeded their predicted grades.

However it is not always exciting when an applicant does not meet the criteria for a course they really want to do. I always advise them it is not the end of the world and that they can retake the qualifications they did not do so well in or take up the subject or subjects required to meet the criteria so they can apply for the following year. I had caller who was applying as a matured student for a PGCE course but unfortunately she did not have any GCSE qualifications or Level 2 equivalents but had UK Level 3 qualifications and a degree. As she was not originally from the UK, she required at least Level 2 qualifications for Maths, English and Science in order to meet the criteria for the course. She was disappointed when she was told she did not meet the criteria and could not see herself taking such qualifications as a matured student with dependent children. I encouraged her, that it was never too late to take such courses which are now being offered online so people can study at their own pace (which for many people is only a few months) and whenever she felt ready to take the exam can do so at any registered centre, which would enable her take the course next year. I gave her the example of my mum who went through the same experience which she found really encouraging. It made me think of a saying my mum has, “you never stop learning...no matter how old you are.”

Monday, 30 July 2012

School of Science

It has been quite an eventful week and weekend, and a great one at that. Do not worry; I will spoil you with the details! You see, I have completed a three-year degree in BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences and I had my graduation ceremony last Thursday. It is a day to remember along with all my other precious memories of the times I’ve spent at the University of Greenwich.

I hope to one day work at a pharmaceutical company, join a research team and hopefully come up with an innovative drug that can change several lives. If you are interested in the same area or have similar aspirations you can still apply to the following programmes through Clearing:

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc
  • Chemistry, MChem
  • Chemistry, BSc
  • Biomedical Sciences, BSc
  • Biosciences, BSc

If you want to have an insight into our School of Science please visit our website: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science

And in three years’ time (or four if you choose Sandwich mode of study) you will be inside the Rochester Cathedral shaking hands with the Vice-Chancellor and receiving your well-deserved award.

Just do not forget to have your UCAS number to hand when applying either via the Clearing Hotline (020 8331 9000), the LiveChat (www.gre.ac.uk/clearing) or at one of our helpdesks (both Greenwich and Avery Hill campuses).

Best of luck to you all, Ciao.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Come in and see us…

It’s almost been a month since clearing has started and not everyone is aware that it actually has started! We still get caller’s asking if they need to wait for the 16th August to apply through clearing and the answer to this is NO…not if you are not waiting for any results and you have all your qualifications already.

As mentioned in the previous blogs, you do need to have either a UCAS application or a GTTR application (for PGCE’s) in order to apply through clearing, but it is understandable if not everyone is familiar with these applications which is why we have set up reception desks at two of our campuses where you can drop in and get help with making your UCAS or GTTR application. You can also make a clearing application or just get some advice on our courses and clearing, and not forgetting you get to meet some of our friendly Enquiry Unit Receptionists.

Where are we?

Greenwich Maritime Campus - Reception area, Queen Mary Building

Greenwich Maritime Campus - Success with Excellence Desk, Queen Anne Vestibule

Avery Hill Campus - Staff/Student Common Room, Mansion building, Mansion site

Opening hours 09.00 16.30 either drop in or make an appointment by calling 0208 331 8595

You can find information on how to get to these campuses on:  

·         To Avery Hill (SE9 2UG): http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/travel/avery-hill
·         To Greenwich Maritime (SE10 9LS): http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/travel/greenwich

For those of you waiting for results on the 16th August, good luck, and for those who already have all your qualifications and want to apply for clearing we are waiting for your call :)

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Or GTTR….Just a reminder of what a few of my colleagues have said on previous blogs,  you need to have registered and have an application with one of these sites BEFORE you contact us for a FULL TIME undergraduate place during Clearing. Every day we take a few calls from people, who want to apply through Clearing without a UCAS account or GTTR, as a lot of people do not know that Clearing is just an extension of the UCAS application service and that they are all linked. This doesn’t affect their application too much at the moment, as we advise them to make a UCAS application and to phone us back 48 hours after completing it, but as soon as the A level results come out people really cannot afford to delay their Clearing application for even an hour, let alone 48!!

If you want to do a PART TIME undergraduate course or a Post-graduate course, you do not need to go through UCAS/GTTR, and these are not available for application during Clearing. You would need to make an application for these via our website at: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply/pg (click on the online application link). There is no deadline as such for these courses, but we do recommend you apply as soon as possible!

On a final note, good Luck to all those awaiting their exam results, I hope you all get to go where you want…but for those that don’t, COME TO GREENWICH J. After you have your results give us a call on 020 8331 9000, where we’re ready to take your call (and hopefully find you a place). OR if you already have your exam results but not a Uni place, then what are you waiting for?! Give us a call :) x

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Support and Advice

Unfortunately for you reading this, it is my first blog so hopefully it will be useful or at the least vaguely interesting at a time when things can be pretty stressful!

So let’s start with a (bad) joke; The Tortoise and the Hare decided to have another race.  The Hare says to the Tortoise “Last one home is a turnip.” The Tortoise promptly put his head in his shell and the Hare said “pants!”.  ANYWAY…

I thought today I would point you in the direction of some useful advice in terms of the Clearing process and how this works at Greenwich.  There is a wealth of information available on our website which can help you wade through the minefield of Clearing.

You can find tips and advice, details of our current undergraduate and foundation degree vacancies (although this is subject to change at short notice!) and details of how to apply.   As an added bonus we also have a live chat service running where you can chat online to one of us; just click on our Clearing 2012 homepage and you should get a pop-up (make sure you have pop-ups enabled though!).  Of course you can always give us a call on 020 8331 9000 or drop into our receptions in the Mansion Building at our Avery Hill Campus or the Queen Mary Building at our Greenwich Maritime Campus to talk to one us in person.
So there really is support and advice available for everyone so don’t feel like you are alone and struggling through the process; get in touch with us!  Our telephones are generally busiest between 12pm and 2pm so you might want to avoid these times if possible.

I’ll leave you with a little riddle for you to ponder… answers in my next blog on 30 August J

I am a word of 5 letters and people eat me. If you remove the first letter I become a form of energy. Remove the first two and I'm needed to live. Scramble the last 3 and you can drink me. What am I?

Monday, 23 July 2012

Make the right decision.

When applying for a programme during clearing, it is advised to choose a subject that you’re interested in and have a passion for. The amount of people that have called during Clearing just looking to do any course they meet the entry requirements for is frightening. 3-4 years on a course you have no interest in, isn't the best idea in the world. The course you decide to do can shape your life and your career. Essentially, it could be the most important decisions you have to make in your life.
Take your time and think about a career you would like to go into and then choose the necessary course to meet your ambitions.
You might discover that you may not need to go to university to excel the your chosen profession, so make sure to do your homework on your chosen profession, follow the right path and it should lead to the road of success. 

Friday, 20 July 2012

How to apply and other queries…

In the Enquiry Unit we are a large team of current students answering your calls.  Many of us were in your shoes once, so feel free to ask us anything ranging from the best bars/restaurants to visit in Greenwich to what our lecturers are really like. We are more than happy to help with any queries you have, even if it’s something that you think might be obvious.  If you would like to make an application please contact the enquiry unit on 0208 331 9000 and we can check if the course you want to apply for is available in Clearing.  Our Clearing team will be processing your applications, so before you call you would have to apply online via UCAS for any full time undergraduate courses or GTTR for teaching courses.

My most recent call was regarding someone who missed the deadline to accept their offer through Clearing.  In this situation if it’s not too late we can send you the email again for you to confirm your place, but when you make an application with us you must  check your email every day and accept your offer before midnight or you will not get a place.  

We are waiting for your call and good luck if you are still waiting for your exam results! J

Best wishes,

Thursday, 19 July 2012

UCAS tariff

Well, Clearing kicked off not long ago, and already I’ve had lots of queries about all sorts of different topics. Probably the most frequent issue that has cropped up this week is callers wanting to confirm how many UCAS points their qualifications are worth. 

Just in case you needed to know, there is a very comprehensive list of tariff point tables on the UCAS website here:

Some qualifications, for example Access courses (possibly for a few programmes) or overseas qualifications can still be used to gain a place on a course, although they do not carry UCAS points.

If you need to enquire about any overseas qualifications held, our international office would be very happy to help and can be contacted via our main Clearing hotline number.

One final issue that has come up is the age of some of the qualifications. People (such as yours truly) who took their A-Levels before 2001 came under the old UCAS points system. If this is you, do not despair ! You may still be able to apply for a place, but your qualifications will be seen by an academic member of staff during processing.

Best wishes,


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Reception team...

Good day all. I'm Jenny and this is my first year of Clearing with the Enquiry Unit. I have enjoyed taking a number of your calls over the past few weeks but have now transferred to the reception team where we are ready and waiting to answer all Clearing and course enquiries if you would prefer to speak with someone face to face. If you want to come and see us this week we are based in the entrance the Queen Mary building on the Maritime campus which is proving an exciting place to be at the moment with graduations in full swing and the comedy festival under-way; we've even had a little let up in the weather! As of next week we will additionally have a reception on the Avery Hill campus, so if that is more convenient please feel free to pay us a visit there.

In addition to welcoming your questions in person we will also be endeavouring to make ourselves available to you via Livechat. You will be able to activate this service through the Clearing website: www.gre.ac.uk/clearing where a link will be visible when we are available to talk.

Finally if you would like to get a feel for university life and receive updates please find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (facebook.com/uniofgreenwich and @uniofgreenwich). We will be responding to all messages and questions posed through these forums as well as posting frequent updates with what is happening on and around our campuses.

All the very best with your applications and remember you don't have to do it alone, with all these forms of communication available you have no excuse not to get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you...

Monday, 16 July 2012

Any questions?

We have been taking plenty of calls already, and we have had a variety of questions ranging from; "which courses are still open for application?" to "how does the Clearing process work?”.  If you have ANY questions (no matter how silly they may seem to you) please do contact us on 020 8331 9000. We still have lots of courses open for applications so do give us ring if you want to find out more.
Also keep in mind that we are all student advisers therefore we know how scary the application process can be, that’s why we always aim to make the process as smooth and unproblematic as we can for you! :)

Just a few things to keep in mind about applying through Clearing before you call to make an application:

  1. Make sure that you have no pending qualifications/grades otherwise the school will be unable to assess your application
  2. You need to have been either unsuccessful or declined all your offers, or not applied to any courses at all
  3. You must have a UCAS ID (or GTTR ID), which means that you must have registered and completed a UCAS (or GTTR) application form so that we can check your qualifications etc.

Like I said there are still many courses open for applications and you can check them here;
You can also read more about the clearing process here;
And follow us here..

Best of luck to everyone!!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Student Finance

Hi, this is my 3rd time working for the clearing department, and all I can say that it’s super exciting and super fun.

One of the most interesting queries I have dealt with recently is regarding student finance. The original deadline for new full time students of 31st May 2012 has already passed, so I would recommend applying for student finance as soon as possible to prevent any further delays.  Applying as early as possible will ensure that the tuition fee loan/ maintenance grant and/or loan is received in time, before the start of the academic year.

New/ continuing students have more than enough to worry about, without having to worry about money. So if you sort out your finances during the beginning of your summer holidays, then you can look forward to starting university, making new friends and enjoying your brand new programme of study.

Best of Luck.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Early Days

There has been over a week of Clearing now and all the knowledge that has got a little bit rusty over the year is coming back into play. Some people don’t even realise we are actually in the Clearing period because A Level Results day (The Big Day, D-Day, whatever you would like to call it) is still just over a month away. It doesn't get busy until then because you cannot obtain a conditional place in Clearing, so must therefore already have your results to apply.

Most popular so far, as per usual, are the nursing courses which are full for this September. You can apply for our March 2013 intake when the next UCAS cycle starts on 1st September. If you are just starting your UCAS application now to apply only through Clearing remember it takes up to 48 hours from when you submit your application for it to be processed by UCAS and visible to the university.

If you’re applying through Clearing and you have your UCAS application and you aren’t waiting for results give us a call. If you are waiting for results, good luck!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

You can also email us...

Hi All,

I hope you have enjoyed your summer break and the music festivals despite the weather! Clearing has started here at the University of Greenwich and it is in full gear, so if you wish to apply to one of our programmes you can call us on 0208 331 9000. But if you are shy or if the phones are busy, you can email me and my colleagues instead (clearing@gre.ac.uk), and have your queries dealt with. If you decide to email us, do not forget to include your full name, and if necessary, your UCAS ID and date of birth. It will make it easier for us to identify you and swiftly answer your question. Please note, however, that you can only apply for a vacant programme by calling us.

If you happen to be an international student, you can still apply to our university at this time. Just know that the process is different. Make sure that you contact the international office via email: international@gre.ac.uk or via the telephone: 0208 331 8136. If you have received your qualifications, I recommend you scan and email them to the international office so that they can further process your application.

Do not forget that if you have any other queries (big or small) you can still contact us.

Best of luck, and I hope to see you soon in the next academic year, Ciao.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Teaching Programmes

There is a saying that goes – ‘those that can, do and those that can’t, teach!’ Now I think this is a particularly harsh saying, harsh because I believe there is more than a little element of truth behind it. To expand on the point here are some either or scenarios:

1)      Would you rather be one of the scientists who are 99.99999999% sure that the ‘God Particle’ exists or would you prefer to be the science teacher explaining to your class the importance of the discovery? Me = 99.99999999% scientist

2)      Would you rather be the BSM driving instructor or a F1 racing driver? Me = F1 racing driver

3)      Would you prefer to be coaching a football team, or running out at White Hart Lane on a Saturday afternoon?  Me = Spurs Footballer

4)      Would you rather teach English literature or be the author on the verge of publishing a book as acclaimed as The Harry Potter collection? Me = author

The thing is, lately I have been giving serious consideration to becoming a Primary School teacher and judging by the calls I have been taking in Clearing, there are many of you who also want to teach either at primary or secondary school level. The quickest route in to teaching is to do the Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) degree, however the more conventional route is to do a degree and then follow that by doing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Whether it is the Primary Education with QTS or one of our PGCE courses, a requirement of Greenwich University is that you have demonstrated a minimum of 10 days working with that age group in a school. Regarding finance, I found out last week that those doing a primary or secondary PGCE can currently apply for a Government bursary, in short the higher your degree classification (1st, 2.1 or 2.2) the more money you can get. The attached link gives details on the PGCE bursaries and who can apply for them.   http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding/training-in-england/postgraduate-funding  

Whilst we are still taking Clearing applications for the teaching courses, if you meet Greenwich University’s entry requirements,  (a guide to entry requirement details for all our courses are on the Greenwich University website)  have a valid UCAS or GTTR application and are in possession of your results, I would advise you call and get your clearing application in as soon as possible because from experience, the teaching courses will be one of the first where we will have to say ‘sorry, but this course is no longer available in Clearing.’    

I started this blog by saying – ‘those that can, do and those that can’t, teach!’ Now I would like to present a counter argument and say that we as a society are reliant on good teachers to inspire and coach young people to be all that they can be so that they can choose to ‘do’. So all you budding teachers out there, call in, Greenwich may have a place for you!  

Monday, 9 July 2012

Clearing has already started!

Hello people! This will definitely come as good news to some people….In case you were not already aware, Clearing has started. This means that now, you are able to make applications for some courses in the university, even though the main cycle application deadlines are long gone. This is however subject to the number of spaces available, your qualifications and whether you are holding a place at this or another university or not. To be able to apply for Clearing, you would have to have been unsuccessful in all your applications or declined all your offers, or not have made any applications at all. Once you have made sure of that, you can give us a call on 0208 331 9000 and we can check your qualifications to see if an application can be made. Make sure you have your details (UCAS ID) to hand!

Now, I would like to tell you about a typical day during Clearing. Since this is early Clearing, it gets a bit quiet sometimes in the office and those times are usually used for reading, writing and waiting for your calls. However, it gets extremely busy as the days go by; especially when the A-Level results are released; and that is when you would see the office buzzing with phone calls and lots of paper work. Although those times are really busy, I prefer them to the early Clearing days, as you would always have something doing. I would advise, however, to apply as soon as possible if you have already got your results. This is because places get filled up quite quickly and you would not want to be part of those left out if you already have all your qualifications ready.

We do receive a lot of calls and some of them are usually the same; and so I will give some answers to a few of the questions that are usually asked:
  • How many spaces are left? –Usually, we are not able to see the exact number of places that are available. All we are given the privilege of seeing is the general view of the availability of spaces.
  • What are the entry requirements for Clearing? - The Clearing criteria changes quite frequently, depending on the number of places that are left; also, this is at the discretion of the academics. As such, we are not able to give out the details of the entry criteria; we can, however, have a look at your qualifications and tell you if you meet the criteria or not.
  • I applied for Business (for example); but I was unsuccessful. Can I apply again through Clearing? - Unfortunately applications cannot be made for a course you have previously made an application for. You can however make as many applications for as many courses as you want, provided you have not already applied for them.
  • Can you guarantee me a place in the university with my results? – In Clearing, we are sometimes able to make offers on the spot; however, other times, your application has to be forwarded to the academics for review and consideration. As such there is no 100% guarantee that you have got a place at the university until you receive confirmation from us.

I hope after reading this, a few of your questions have been answered. If you are interested in attending university this year and are unsure if your qualifications can get you in, just give us a call and we can check that for you. There is no harm in trying!

Good Luck!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Vacancy list...


Clearing! Can’t believe it has come around again and this is the third Clearing I have helped assist with…how time flies!

I worked in the office on Monday and already calls are flooding in, we answered over 300 calls! Its essential if you have any questions or are thinking about making an application to give us a call on 0208 331 9000. As my colleagues have said make sure you have a UCAS personal ID number, your official grades and that you have no other offers from other universities or collegesJ. If we are able to make a clearing application with you over the phone we will usually immediately pass it to our admissions team for processing J

If your desired course is not on the clearing vacancy list, don’t fret, still give us a call, we can give you course information and info about applying for the next academic intake. An example of the information you can benefit from by giving us a call, which lots of people do not know, is that many of our nursing courses have March intakes as well as September!  You can already register on the UCAS website for 2013, so being an early bird is key – early applications close in January! Also an early application usually also means less problems with Student Finance…

So take a couple of minutes now to look through our undergraduate vacancy list and make that call! http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/clearing/ug

It could be one of those calls that you make that is truly life changing J

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Here to help!

Morning everyone!

Anytime things get a tad too much, I refer back to one of my favourite childhood Disney classics, Lion King! I’m sure its many of your favourites just like mine. The phase “Hakuna Matata” “It means no worries for the rest of your days” this has got me through many tough times. However no need to go through Clearing alone when we’re here!

So take a deep breath and repeat after me “Hakuna Matata” J  

Clearing, can be a very scary process, as you are yet to confirm your place at a university, but there is nothing to be anxious about, help is in hand. We’re all here to assist you professionally and quickly and to ease this time of nerves; I have a few tips that may make this stressful time easier to cope with.

*Within Clearing you will be required to have a UCAS account so our lovely team can view your application, if you have one please make sure you have your UCAS ID to hand. As unfortunately without one we cannot discuss your application but only give advice to a certain extent. So it’s not too late to make an application on UCAS, visit: http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/apply/. Their site guides walks you through the process of making an application and one thing I would advise is fill the whole application in, as it strengthens it.

*If you have applied to our university and your application was unfortunately unsuccessful through Clearing you will not be able to apply to the same program, however you can still apply within that same subject area apart from a few subjects.

*Within Clearing the subject that you wish to apply to, may become full or is not available so why not browse our site in our programs section and get an idea of the programs that interest you. You can get further information on the programs we offer by simply clicking on the tabs that provide you with content that you will learn in each year. I found this very insightful when I was applying to universities as I was really unsure of which skills I will achieve at the end of my undergraduate studies.

*Try making a list of programs that interest you so you can give us a call to see if we have available spaces on the course and that you have you final grades so we can progress your application over the phone if you meet our entry requirements. So why not give us a call on 020 8331 9000, we’re here to help! J  

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Money Money Money

It seems only yesterday that I was writing my last ‘Clearing’ blog but it was a whole year ago – time flies! I am an extra mature student completing my third and final year of a part-time MSc in Therapeutic Counselling.  I have been working in the Enquiry Unit for 18 months and writing student experience blogs for two years (http://gre-alice.blogspot.co.uk)

This is the third summer that I have worked in Clearing and each year has been completely different and totally unpredictable.  Last year there was a huge rush of applications for the last places before tuition fees were increased in line with government policy and this year we will see the real impact of these increases. In my role as a student ambassador I have done finance talks to sixth formers and there are always lots of questions about how the whole finance system works and about how they can repay their tuition and maintenance loans.  Some have not had it all explained clearly enough while others have been misinformed by well-meaning friends/relatives or misleading press articles.
Student Finance England  is the company responsible for the student loans www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk

They also have a helpline 0845 300 50 90 open 7 days a week. All the members of our clearing team will do their best to help as well.

Although fees have increased, the government has raised the amount you can earn before you will need to begin any repayments.  There are also more opportunities for students to apply for scholarships, bursaries and grants.  You do not pay back a grant or a bursary – only the loans.

A certain amount of loan is available to all applicants while if you want the maximum amount available you will need to complete forms about your household income and you are means tested to see whether you qualify for these extra sums.  Many of the grants and bursaries require you to be means tested also.

You do not make any payments for your loans until you have finished your studies and even then you will only need to begin repayments once you earn £21,000 or more.  Even if you are fortunate to walk straight into a job with that salary, you will not be asked to start any repayments until the April following the completion of your studies.

To give you another example: Say if you earn £22,000.  You will only be asked to repay 9% of the £1000 over the £21,000 which is £90.  Your employer would deduct £7.50 per month from your pay, in the same way that your tax and national insurance is deducted.  It would increase as your earning increased.  If you leave your job, lose your job or take a career break, your repayments cease until you reach that £21,000 mark again.  After 30 years any outstanding loan is cancelled.

It can be confusing but don’t despair there is so much help available to help you make sense of it all!

On our website www.gre.ac.uk there is information about tuition fees, scholarships and bursaries www.gre.ac.uk/study/finance.

Good luck!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Clearing Day 1!

Oh, how exciting! We have moved to our new quarters for the duration of Clearing – the Mansion Computer Lab (the Enquiry Unit is usually based in a smaller room in the Fry Building). Of course none of this reshuffling of equipment and personnel will matter muchto you, the Clearing applicant, but to me it can only mean one thing: IT HAS BEGUN!

If you are still looking at securing a place for university for 2012, then please check out our website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/clearing.

Of particular interest might be the vacancy list which should give you a pretty good idea of what’s still up for grabs: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/clearing/ug.

Of course, the basics of Clearing apply, id est., you need your UCAS/GTTR personal ID number, you need to contact us to lodge your interest in your course, you need to have all your qualifications results (i.e. no results pending) and of course, you’re only eligible for Clearing if you currently hold no offers from other HEI.

If you need to speak to someone regarding Clearing, then please call our very friendly student team on 020 8331 9000. I’ll be blogging again later on in the summer but every day one of the Clearing team will be blogging about the Clearing process and how it’s going. I’ll catch you later on but until then, I wish you all a happy (wet) summer and the best of luck!!!   
My main blog: http://gre-adriana.blogspot.co.uk/

Welcome to the Clearing Diary

A little bit about who we are.
We are a trained team of Recruitment Assistants who have all had firsthand experience of the application process and know exactly what it feels like to apply to university. More importantly  we are all University of Greenwich students, with differing ages, programmes of study, undergraduate and postgraduate, who are either currently studying or have just graduated so the good news is we can tell you all about the Greenwich experience.  

Having been through the process ourselves we know it’s tough. It can be an agonising waiting game of not knowing exactly what’s going to happen next. Whether you’ve applied to UCAS during the year and are awaiting exam results or are going through Clearing for a last minute place at University we’re happy to help you into Higher Education and as fellow students of the University, we are able to offer you individually tailored information and support to help you get your dream University place.

As a team we will be blogging every day to keep you up to date with our Clearing experiences and letting you know anything and everything important about Clearing. If you have any questions just pick up the phone and talk to us on 020 8331 9000 or email us Clearing@gre.ac.uk or you can leave us a comment. We are here to make your application to Greenwich as smooth as possible and no matter how big or small the question is we would love to hear from you.