Russell Group congratulates students on results day

18 August 2022

As students receive their results across England, Wales and Northern Ireland today (18 August 2022), Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

“Congratulations to all students receiving their results today – the last two years have been particularly challenging and everyone should be proud of their achievements. It is fantastic to see the number of young people securing university places up on 2019, the last year exams were held, including from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.

“This is a competitive year for admissions as things begin to return to normal after disruptions to exams during the pandemic. Over the next few weeks our admissions teams will be working hard to place as many young people at our universities as possible, while making sure every student can receive the world class teaching and learning experience they rightly expect. As is the case every year, some courses will be more competitive than others, particularly those where numbers are capped by Government like medicine and dentistry.

“We would encourage students who miss out on their grades not to panic. In the first instance they should contact the universities where they had offers as there may be some flexibility or other options – such as similar courses – they might want to consider. There are also lots of options available to those who decide to go through clearing, including at a number of Russell Group universities.”

Students getting ready for university this September have also been encouraged to check out Jumpstart University. A free website of online resources, created by The Open University with help from the Russell Group. The website includes free courses on everything from essay writing to study skills and how to look after your well being or mental health.

Find out more and visit the site here.

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