Clearing places 20,000 students in degree courses over weekend

The BBC is reporting that more than 20,000 students found degree places through the clearing system over the weekend, according to Ucas…

Ucas says Clearing has been particularly busy this year with 11% more people placed than last year.

The total number of undergraduates due to start their courses this autumn now stands at 440,130, up 14,000 or 3% on this point last year.

Ucas chief executive Mary Curnock Cook said there was still time to apply.

So far 27,620 students have found places through clearing since A-level results were published on Thursday.

Of the 20,000 who were placed over the weekend, some 18,540 did not meet their required results for their original university offers.

Ucas says it also found places for some 1,800 applicants who decided to apply after receiving their results.

Ms Curnock Cook said she was particularly encouraged by this figure and urged more people to follow suit…

Clearing will be open until the end of September for new applications and until the end of October for people who already have an application in the system…

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