Courses available range from Medical Sciences to Arts and Social Science subjects, and from Engineering to Agricultural and Biological science disciplines, amongst others.
A clearing helpline has been set up to answer queries from potential students and will open on Thursday.
Students may apply for clearing if they have not met the grades offered by their first or second choice of degree course, or if they are applying to university for the first time after June 30th.
University admissions officer Ken Young said: “We have vacancies in almost all of the courses offered by our Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, and some vacancies in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and Medical Sciences.
"Newcastle's vacancies will be listed in the national media, but very comprehensive information on several aspects of clearing are also readily accessible from the home page of the University's web site. Our clearing helpline does not simply offer information, but links enquirers to admissions tutors who can discuss applications and make offers to suitably qualified candidates.”
A Government report recently commended Newcastle University's commitment to teaching quality and student satisfaction. An audit team from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) made a week-long visit to the campus and found ‘many areas of good practice across a wide range of the University’s activities’.
Mr Young added: “Students who have chosen Newcastle University over the years have found it an excellent place to experience higher education and gain their degrees. They combine studying under a strong academic tradition with an enjoyment of the city’s lively nightlife and cultural diversity.
The Newcastle University clearing helpline will be manned from 8am-6pm on weekdays from and including Thursday August 15. Calls will be charged at the local rate. The number is 08457 88 77 22. Potential students can also visit the website www.ncl.ac.uk/clearing or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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published on: 13th August 2002