22 August 2011
With thousands of A-level students trying to secure places for 2011, LJMU staff from across the University worked together to ensure that every potential new student was able to talk to an advisor and find their course.
The clearing hub opened at 7.30am yesterday and remained open until late last night, with hundreds of volunteers answering the phones.
Carolyn Williams, Director of Student Recruitment and Widening Access, said:
“Thanks to the support of all the Faculty staff and the volunteers, this was a real University- wide effort. Faculty admissions staff and recruitment teams coordinated a fantastic response in coping with the demand for places, advising students on the best route for them and dealing with calls quickly and effectively.”
Alumni Manager, Mark Williams, was one of the volunteers on the first day:
“My job role usually involves talking to students in their final year or after Graduation and learning about their time here and future plans, so helping people to fulfil their aspirations of getting into the University was very rewarding. It was also fantastic to see so many people from different parts of LJMU making the process run smoothly for students.”