A level results day is imminent. As many as 100,000 students will be looking for university places in clearing. Opportunities abroad are available in many countries around Europe, USA and Australia writes Journalism.co.uk
Caught in clearing on A Level results day? How about studying in Europe or farther afield?
Harrow, 12 August 2011
A-level results day 2011 promises to be a disappointment for an estimated 100,000 students in England. With British universities unable to fulfil the demand for places, students are advised to consider universities elsewhere in Europe, USA or Australia.
International higher education advisor A Star Future has compiled a list of available places at universities this September and October.
There are opportunities in a wide range of subjects from business to medicine, classical civilisation to hotel and tourism management.
“The situation changes so rapidly at this time of year that any list of available places is quickly out of date. For example, there are many courses that are full at the moment where vacancies could open up next week. We try to keep on top of developments in order that we can offer the best advice possible to British schools and students,” commented Mark Huntington, managing director of A Star Future.
Last year, A Star Future helped a small number of students gain places at universities in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Australia during clearing. This year is expected to be much busier and many parents and students have already been in touch looking to line up an alternative should the worst happen next Thursday.
“With the increase in tuition fees coming in 2012, reapplying next year is not an option that many students will wish to consider,” continued Huntington. “Average student debt is estimated to reach £60,000 for a three-year degree starting in 2012. Many options around the world are considerably more cost-effective and even countries such as Australia are unlikely to prove more expensive in real terms.”
A full list of available clearing vacancies is hosted on the home page of the A Star Future website and will be updated regularly over the next two weeks.