Guy Drury writes for Aberystwyth University’s Aber Courier on the university’s new ‘Clearing Bursary’:
Aberystwyth University have launched a new ”Clearing Bursary” aimed at attracting prospective students who fail to get a place at their first or insurance choice university this August.
The scheme promises students who opt for Aberystwyth during clearing up to £450 of benefits “in kind”, including a discount on accommodation fees, vouchers for the Arts Centre, Sports Centre membership and credit for the Aber Card, used in the University’s eating outlets.
The move comes after the accommodation crisis that hit first years last September, when new students were forced to share bunk rooms, amidst record numbers of students who met the terms of their offer. Last year, so many students were predicted to achieve the required results that the University didn’t offer any places through the clearing system.
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