Number of Clearing places at Russell Group colleges halves as worst squeeze in memory predicted


School-leavers face double heartbreak this week as tens of thousands are expected to lose their university place – then struggle to find a replacement.

Analysis by the Daily Mail shows competition to snap up Clearing courses on A-level results day will be the fiercest it has been in years, with some predicting the worst squeeze in living memory.

Figures reveal the number of last-minute courses available at elite Russell Group universities has halved in just two years. It means those who fail to achieve the grades needed for their first-choice course are likely to be disappointed again when…



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