As nervous students receive their A-Level results, staff and students at the University of Hertfordshire  will be on hand to offer support and advice.

Students can call the clearing hotline on 01707 284 848 from 6am on Thursday, August 14, and find out what they can do next.

Callers will be greeted by staff trained to deal with nerves and will be given professional advice about their next steps towards higher education.

Current students who have previously gone through the clearing process will also be on hand to support callers- some who may have missed out on a place or those who did not previously make an application.

Julie Kelly, head of student centre at the University of Hertfordshire, said: "With a student community of over 25,000 we are very experienced in supporting students throughout their time at university including the application process.

"The university has a wide range of courses on offer and will actively support students who have the potential to succeed through the clearing process. It is important for students to aspire to furthering their studies - a degree is still a highly valued and important qualification."

The clearing hotline will open at 6am on Thursday, August 14, until 8pm and then again from 8am to 8pm on Friday, August 15, 10am to 2pm on Saturday, August 16, and 9am to 5pm on August 18 onwards.