The University of Wolverhampton has launched a live online clinic for prospective students to provide help and advice about clearing.

From today (Monday), students will be able to chat to experts about the clearing process and receive advice about the availability of courses.
 
Last year, the university ran a successful web chat from midnight on the day students received their A-Level results, but this is the first year students have been able to log on for help and advice beforehand. 

In addition, 65 members of staff will be handling phone calls from 7am on Thursday - A-level results day.

The university has received 355 extra places from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for 2010 entry, for courses including computing, engineering, design, dance, drama and music.

Students interested in these courses are can call the clearing hotline number 0800 953 3222. This is free from a landline, but is likely to incur a charge if calling from a mobile phone.

Academic registrar Paul Travill said: “We know that clearing is a difficult and confusing time for a lot of applicants and, as ever, we've a team of staff ready to help and explain the options available depending on your qualifications. 

“The most important thing is to contact us as soon as possible, as places are limited this year.”
 
Students can also attend the university’s Open Day on Saturday (August 21) to meet lecturers and current students, tour the facilities and talk through their options with advisors. It will take place at the Wolverhampton City and Walsall campuses from 10am until 3pm.
 
Full details of the dates and times of the university’s clearing activities are available at www.wlv.ac.uk/clearing