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Help is at hand for clearing students

17 August 2005 - for immediate release

Help is at hand for clearing students

ASTON University in Birmingham is all set for this year's university clearing process, which begins after A-level results are announced on 18 August.

The University expects to recruit around 6% of its intake through clearing this year (which equates to around 90-100 students).

Many of Aston's courses are already full, but the University is happy to hear from suitably qualified students wanting to study at its city-centre based campus. Aston has seen a 29% increase in applications this year, which is by far the highest increase in popularity among Midlands universities.

There are a small number of clearing places in subjects including Sciences, Engineering, Combined Honours and Languages. Over 50 staff across the university will be on hand to advise prospective students about what opportunities are still available.

Stewart Comfort, Director of Student Recruitment and Careers at Aston said: 'We expect to be extremely busy over the next few days and have an experienced team of staff available to provide information, advice and guidance to students at what can be a stressful time of year. Aston's popularity is at an all-tine high but we do still have some vacancies for well-qualified applicants.'

Aston's clearing number is 0121 204 4444, or applicants can visit a dedicated website at www.aston.ac.uk/clearing. A number of drop-in days are also on offer, including Saturday 20 August, 11am-2pm.

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For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552 or email s.l.hoban@aston.ac.uk

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