A UNIVERSITY has opnened its Clearing hotline today to support students receiving their A-level results.

THE University of Cumbria call centre opened at 7.00am and is manned by trained university staff and current students who can offer advice to students on their options.

Guidance is being offered around availability of courses, eligibility, interviews, course details and signposting to other support services.

The university has recruited well for the 2014/15 year but there are still some spaces left on a range of courses for students who meet the entry requirements.

These limited places are on degree courses in subject areas including teaching, sport, English, business, arts, performance, applied psychology, forensics and social work.

Gill Haigh, Director of Marketing and Recruitment, says: “Results day is a stressful time for students and parents, so if things haven’t gone to plan it is important to remain calm and contact our call centre for guidance or support. We have a large team of staff and student ambassadors to help you through the process.”

Course vacancies will be kept up to date on the university website www.cumbria.ac.uk and you can follow the university on Twitter (@Uocrecruitment) or Facebook (University of Cumbria) throughout the day.

The clearing call centre number (08081 787373) will be open from 7.00am-7.00pm on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 August, then 9.00am-5.00pm on the Saturday and weekdays from Monday 18 August.

There will also be opportunities to visit our campuses on Saturday 16 August.

A number of cash scholarships are also still available. To find out about eligibility visit www.cumbia.ac.uk/bursaries