Students getting their results tomorrow are being told they could still get a place at university despite not getting the grades they expected.

Middlesex University is advising students to pursue Clearing, a method used to fill vacancies on courses after students drop out or reject an offer.

Middlesex University marketing director Lucy Everest says the university has more than 100 clearing advisors ready to support prospective students.

Ms Everest said: "Make the most of what Clearing has to offer."

"There's a whole world of opportunity out there.

“My advice to students would be to keep as calm as you can and be ready to contact universities.

"Stay in a positive frame of mind and find a course which is 100 per cent right for you.”

Sports Science student Jesse Gilham from Somerset did not get the results he expected and applied to Middlesex University through Clearing.

He said: “It was easy, and they were friendly over the phone.

"When I got offered a place, I was nervous about moving away from Somerset, but everyone here is so welcoming that I feel like I am part of a community.

"My course is fantastic, and with the support of my lecturers, I recently landed a placement with Fulham Football Club.

"I am excited about what the future holds".

Middlesex graduate Subetha Uthayaseelan said: "After my A-Levels, I decided that I wanted to study Interior Architecture and not Architecture anymore.

“When I called Clearing, it was straightforward, and after being accepted, I was so happy, I felt relieved."

Middlesex University Clearing can be called on 0208 411 6565 and will be open from 7.30am on Thursday until 7.30pm.

Lines will also be open on Friday, Saturday and the following week.