Statement on university clearing 2014

As school pupils in England, Northern Ireland and Wales received their A-Level results today, we’re delighted that figures show there has been a 5% increase in students from Wales who have been accepted and placed via UCAS on to a university course. This is the highest number at this stage in the process for 5 years.

A spokesperson for Higher Education Wales said: “Congratulations to students who’ve collected their results and are now looking forward to a rewarding higher education experience at one of our universities. For those who are still undecided about their options, or maybe did not get the grades they had hoped for, universities in Wales are still providing places through clearing.

“Our campuses span the length of the country, and offer students the chance to study in a diverse range of locations whilst delivering the best possible learning experiences. With the employability rates of our graduates at consistently high levels, a degree at a Welsh university is not only a rewarding experience, but can provide many young people with the best possible start to a successful career.”

For those pupils who did not quite get the exam grades they’d hoped, a range of options are still available. Further advice is available from Careers Wales or you can contact the clearing centres of our universities on the details below: