Clearing 2015: Top universities list vacancies early for IB students

The Telegraph is reporting that some of Britain’s top universities have listed vacancies through the Ucas Clearing system as International Baccalaureate (IB) students collect their results…

It’s the first time that the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Ucas) have opened their search early for candidates who already have their results…

The University of Birmingham, the University of Leeds, the University of Bristol, the University of Liverpool and the University of Sheffield are among the top universities advertising places this year.

Courses with availability include disciplines such as English, law, maths, physics, business management and economics…

The new search window will stay open until July 27, it will then reopen again for Scottish Clearing vacancies on August 3, and all other vacancies on August 12.

It could mean that IB students, who collect their results today, and candidates from previous application cycles have an advantage over their A-level counterparts, who will not know their results until August 13…

More at: Clearing 2015: Russell Group universities with vacancies

 

We will have no cap on places at universities for the first time this year (last year there was no cap on students achieving at least ABB at A-level) so it is not clear if this ‘early clearing’ will impact non-IB students or not.

What do you think? Sensible move from Ucas or something to be concerned about?

Please let us know in the comments or via Twitter…

 

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