Helpline advice for local students

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Careers advisers from the exam results helpline is on hand to provide valuable careers information and advice to east Antrim students (and their parents) who receive higher or lower A-level results than expected, and more importantly who don’t know what to do next.

Delivered by UCAS, on behalf of the Department for Education, the helpline opens for 10 days across the exam results period to support schools, colleges and existing careers advice services during a potentially very demanding time.

Last year, the helpline offered a lifeline to over 3,000 students on A-level results day alone. And, almost 7,000 students across the whole exam results period.

Providing students with free, independent and expert information and advice about continuing into further or higher education, or pursuing different routes such as vocational qualifications, taking a gap year or finding employment, the helpline can be reached on 0808 100 8000. Calls are free from landlines. Mobile network charges vary.

The only careers helpline with access to UCAS applicants’ information and higher education qualification details, advice is timely and accurate.

Student, David Murdoch, called the helpline last year. He said: “I didn’t have any idea what to do when I didn’t get into university. It was really nice to have someone properly explain my options.”