'A bit crazy': students and university staff on A-level results day
Emotions run high at Greenwich University admissions office and Rochdale sixth form collegeA-level results 2019: drop in proportion of top grades – live
At the University of Greenwich’s temporary admissions office, a bell rings repeatedly. The room, which resembles a call centre, erupts into applause at every ding – a signal that another applicant has accepted their place through clearing.
More than 250 students and academic staff have been manning the phone lines since 6am at the university’s main campus in south London. Clearing was once stigmatised as the option for young people who had done poorly on A-level results day, but the excitement on both sides of the phone shows it has morphed into an increasingly popular route into university.Continue reading...