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    People on the forums are always talking about a) how you should "call up" a university to persuade them to accept you if you miss their offer, or b) to "call up" a university to accept you from clearing. How would I go about doing this? Is it done through UCAS or do I manually have to grab the phone number of an admissions officer and ring it?
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    (Original post by Inister)
    People on the forums are always talking about a) how you should "call up" a university to persuade them to accept you if you miss their offer, or b) to "call up" a university to accept you from clearing. How would I go about doing this? Is it done through UCAS or do I manually have to grab the phone number of an admissions officer and ring it?
    Universities will have different phone numbers for different departments (i.e. admissions, accommodation, etc). All you have to do is find the phone number which corresponds to your query.

    For example, if you want to phone the admissions office, they will have a phone number for that department and you'll be able to speak to someone and explain your situation or question. If they cannot help you they will pass you onto someone else within the university who can.

    Phone numbers can usually be found on the "contact" section of university websites, or just google "University of XXXXX" admissions phone number, etc.

    Simples.
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    They invented things called telephones, you type in the number and press the green button and behold, you are now calling the uni

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    kidding, yeah you just find the admission tutors number for your department off the website and phone up yourself
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    (Original post by Inister)
    People on the forums are always talking about a) how you should "call up" a university to persuade them to accept you if you miss their offer, or b) to "call up" a university to accept you from clearing. How would I go about doing this? Is it done through UCAS or do I manually have to grab the phone number of an admissions officer and ring it?
    You find the phone number of the admissions office yourself (which shouldn't be too difficult if you're university material), and say "Hello, my name is X, I had an offer for Y but missed it by Z amount, is there a chance you will still accept me?/I've seen your course in Clearing and I have these grades matching your requirements", and take it from there.
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    They invented things called telephones, you type in the number and press the green button and behold, you are now calling the uni

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    kidding, yeah you just find the admission tutors number for your department off the website and phone up yourself

    No one likes a smartass
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    No one likes a smartass
    you luv it
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    Universities will have clearing phone numbers clearly displayed on their homepage.

    Just call them and explain your situation.
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    Remember that if you call a university to enquire about clearing/offers etc then make sure you write down the name of the person you speak to and the time, just in case there's a problem.
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    (Original post by Inister)
    People on the forums are always talking about a) how you should "call up" a university to persuade them to accept you if you miss their offer, or b) to "call up" a university to accept you from clearing. How would I go about doing this? Is it done through UCAS or do I manually have to grab the phone number of an admissions officer and ring it?
    Anyone advising a) is talking out of their arse.

    See the results day flowchart in my sig for WHEN you need to ring universities.

    Use the phone numbers on their website clearing pages unless they contact you directly to give you a different number.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Anyone advising a) is talking out of their arse.

    See the results day flowchart in my sig for WHEN you need to ring universities.

    Use the phone numbers on their website clearing pages unless they contact you directly to give you a different number.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Anyone advising a) is talking out of their arse.

    See the results day flowchart in my sig for WHEN you need to ring universities.

    Use the phone numbers on their website clearing pages unless they contact you directly to give you a different number.
    I don't understand how "how you should "call up" a university to persuade them to accept you if you miss their offer" is any different to the step in your flowchart saying "Ring university to find out if they've made a decision yet and/or plead your case."... the step which is after 'Have your met your firm offer conditions > No'...
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    I think Admissions Tutors with in Departments are fine to take calls and particularly for courses which are not oversubscribed.
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    (Original post by Asolare)
    I don't understand how "how you should "call up" a university to persuade them to accept you if you miss their offer" is any different to the step in your flowchart saying "Ring university to find out if they've made a decision yet and/or plead your case."... the step which is after 'Have your met your firm offer conditions > No'...
    If you have genuine exceptional circumstances (that for a valid reason haven't been sent to exam boards/universities already) or (and this is the only real situation that I mean when I talk about "pleading ") you're getting a priority remark/want to be considered for an alternative course.

    The point is that when an offer is still conditional there are a small number of cases where universities are WAITING for applicants to get in touch to get more information to make a decision. But the "pleading" is directed by the information a university is asking and not just someone sobbing down the phone.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    If you have genuine exceptional circumstances (that for a valid reason haven't been sent to exam boards/universities already) or (and this is the only real situation that I mean when I talk about "pleading " you're getting a priority remark/want to be considered for an alternative course.

    The point is that when an offer is still conditional there are a small number of cases where universities are WAITING for applicants to get in touch to get more information to make a decision. But the "pleading" is directed by the information a university is asking and not just someone sobbing down the phone.
    Ohhh right, okay that makes a lot more sense - thanks
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    try get through to their switchboard and explain your issue so you can be directed to the right person ^
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    try get through to their switchboard and explain your issue so you can be directed to the right person ^
    Their clearing switchboard.

    The rest of the university doesn't need to be interrupted by results day, most departments will already have significant staffing resource taken to the clearing call centre.
 
 
 
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