13 August 2003
Thousands claim their places at Sussex
Now that A level students have received their results, the University of Sussex is busy confirming to over 2,000 students that they have got their places for entry in October.
While other universities will still be looking for students through the clearing process, Sussex has no need to do so as there are no spare places for students who have not already been given offers.
Applications to Sussex were up by 17% this year, compared to a national average of around 3.5%.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Alasdair Smith explained why Sussex is proving so attractive: "A combination of factors has produced this rise in Sussex's popularity. Our revised curriculum has proved attractive to applicants and we have worked very hard on engaging with schools and colleges in the region through open days and campus tours."
A new online confirmation service on the Sussex website allows students to check the status of their application.
"We look forward to welcoming all our new students in October and there will be an exciting range of events planned for Freshers' Week," adds Professor Smith.
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