International Baccalaureate results day! 

IB results day is coming up, and we know that offer-holding students will want to get clarification as soon as possible. We have contacted all offer holders to inform them of our processes with IB results, but of course it’s useful for you to see this too! 

We receive IB results from UCAS on Tuesday 7 July, and our admissions team will be processing them as quickly as possible. As an account holder, the University of Exeter views results via the IBIS website. 

Important: Delays can happen if students have not requested that their data is shared with a University. If students are waiting for results confirmation and have not given permission for their results to be sent to UCAS, please advise them to contact IBIS International Baccalaureate Information System at  giving permission to ‘Institute: 000789 – University of Exeter to view their results. 

If students have not received a decision through UCAS track by Monday 13 July, please advise them to get in touch with our admissions team at:  

So, what’s the deal with Clearing Plus?

Clearing Plus was announced back in May. As summer swiftly approaches, getting clarity on the processes your students can get involved in is key.

In short, Clearing Plus means that unplaced applicants (who would have likely entered clearing on results day) can explore courses that UCAS has matched them to, using information they initially inputted on Track, at a range of Universities. Applicants who explore the options Clearing Plus offers will be provided with a button that says ‘I’m interested’, meaning a University can then get in contact with them and provide more information.

The distinct thing about Clearing Plus is the ability for an applicant to move easily between courses and Universities – exploring the wealth of options that are available and easily expressing interest in a course.

When:
From 6 July applicants will be able to enter Clearing Plus through Track, using their normal UCAS account login.

Further guidance on Clearing Plus: https://www.ucas.com/advisers/managing-applications/supporting-you-through-confirmation-and-clearing/whats-new-2020

If you have any questions about the way the University of Exeter will be using Clearing Plus, or what this might mean for your students, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Amy Williams, Outreach Officer

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Professor Sir Steve Smith Vice-Chancellor – June 2020

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Changes to UCAS Decision Dates

In light of the current situation UCAS have helped ease the pressure on students by extending the decision making deadline for 2020 entry. All students will have been advised via email by UCAS that there has been an extension to their decision deadline and the first deadline extension is now due, so it is a good time to encourage students to log-on to UCAS Track and confirm their firm and insurance choices if they haven’t already done so.

Decision deadline dates will vary depending on when students received their offers;

  • If the last decision was received on or before 4 June 2020, then the reply date is 18 June 2020 (except if they are using Extra to find a place)
  • If the last decision was received on or before 13 July 2020, then the reply date is 20 July 2020 (including Extra choices)

If students do not reply by these dates then their offers will be automatically declined.

Not all students will have access to their School or College email address on A-Level results day, so it is also a good time to remind students to please update their email address on UCAS to a personal email address to ensure they continue to receive the most up to information from both UCAS and the universities they are applying to.

Meet the Schools Team

Led by our Recruitment and Schools Relationship Manager, Dr Karl Devincenzi, here at the University of Exeter we have a team of Outreach Officers delivering our Student Recruitment and Outreach activity with schools and colleges across the United Kingdom.

We provide information, advice and guidance for prospective students, parents/guardians, teachers and advisers through a series of presentations, workshops and visits to our campuses in Devon and Cornwall.

Each of our Outreach Officers cover a different region and provide schools and colleges with a personalised service to help support your staff and students.

If you would like to discuss opportunities to work with your school or college please and the Outreach Officer for your region will get back to you.

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the University of Exeter Discover University blog.
This blog is aimed at teachers and Higher Education advisers within UK Schools and Colleges. It will provide insight into a range of different Higher Education issues, feature tips for you and your students, as well as discussing topical developments in University admissions processes.
The Discover University programme also offers a range of regular subject specific and information advice and guidance (IAG) sessions that feature live Q&A’s with current staff and students. Find out more at: twitter.com/discoveruniexe and facebook.com/discoveruniexe
–  Student Recruitment Office, University of Exeter