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30th July 2020, 20:12

​University clearing process in UK expected to see record numbers this academic year

The university clearing process in UK is expected to see record numbers this academic year.

UK press reports that places for British students have been increased to make up for the drop in overseas students.

University admissions service UCAS reckons 80,000 students will get to university via clearing. This is 7,000 more than last year.

Top universities such as King's College London, Bristol and Edinburgh are among those still seeking students. Between all Russell Group universities, there are still 4,383 courses available.

Chairman of the Commons education committee and MP Robert Halfon says that the problem is that universities seem hell bent on going after quantity over quality to earn some bucks.

Universities will be accepting students based on predicated grades from teachers this year, and have been asked to be flexible by the UK government.

Clearing begins the day students get their A-Level results - the 13th August.