University of Leicester eBulletin

Hotlines at the Ready at the University of Leicester

August 2003
No 208

Hotlines are to be set up in the University of Leicester to meet the demand for places in one of the UK’s top 20 universities.

The University is preparing for this month’s Clearing round – the period when A level students get their results and seek available spaces at university.

Leicester is a particular favourite with students and demand for the last few places is expected to be high – last year the University received over 15,000 applications and recruited well over 2,500 undergraduates, of which around 10% came through Clearing.

The new hotline numbers are 0116 252 2522; and 0116 223 1069. The hotlines will be operational from August 14- August 22 from 8am to 5pm or later, plus 9am-4pm on Saturday August 16 and 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday August 17.

Vacancies are also being listed on the University of Leicester website:

There is also a hotlink from the UCAS website –

Campus tours are available every week day at 12 noon starting from the reception of the Fielding Johnson Building - there is no need to book. A Clearing Information Day, on Saturday 16 August, will give students the chance to meet admissions tutors as well as tour the campus and see the residences. There will also be a campus tour at noon on Sunday August 17 from the front of the Fielding Johnson Building.

Louise Burton, Admissions Director for the University of Leicester, said: “The University of Leicester receives applications from high calibre students and we are looking forward to a buoyant Clearing period.

"We take a small number of our students through Clearing and to meet the demand for places, we are running special hotlines, a dedicated website as well as a Clearing Information Day giving every applicant a chance to speak to admission tutors and view the excellent academic and student facilities on offer.  Students who apply for accommodation by 1 September will be guaranteed a place in a University-managed residence.  

“We will have a range of vacancies available through Clearing, but some will only be available for a short period of time due to high demand. Up to date Clearing vacancy information with points scores and grades required can be found on our website. Our tutors have a great deal of expertise and will be able to offer specialist advice to applicants.

“Our degrees are highly valued by employers and the University has received a total of 18 awards of Excellence for its teaching by external assessors. The University has also attained its best ever scores in the Research Assessment Exercise with 84% of staff deemed to be conducting research of national or international calibre.”

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