The University of Chester is offering a number of courses via the clearing system, following a relaxation of the rules limiting the number of top A level students higher education institutions can enrol.

Courses included on the website vary from single honours in accounting and finance to teacher training to combined honours in animal behaviour and biology and politics and Spanish.

The Government have recently changed the rules allowing English universities to be able to take unlimited numbers of students who achieve ABB in their A levels. Sixth form students received their results on Thursday, August 15. 

Vice chancellor Professor Tim Wheeler said: “Technically the university is full. However, there are one or two areas where we would like to recruit a few more students because of the higher proportion of ABB+ students that the university has attracted and this allows for some modest growth.

“The university is currently advertising some courses in clearing. There are not a set number of places at this stage but we expect the number to be relatively low.”

 Details of the courses available can be found on the university website at