BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Last Updated: Thursday, 16 August 2007, 06:29 GMT 07:29 UK
Uni puts on A-level beach party
Sam Dobinson and Anthony Cox get their results
Sam Dobinson and Anthony Cox got their results at the beach
A university is taking over a beach to help A-level students celebrate their results and confirm university places.

The University of Plymouth in Devon is staging the event at Fistral Beach in Newquay, Cornwall, for local applicants and holidaymakers.

Lap-top computers and phone lines are available so students can check their grades and contact their families.

"This way students can confirm their places, then hit the beach," said the university's Andrea Walter.

'Agonising wait'

"If there's one thing that puts a dampener on A-level results day, it's the agonising and lonely wait to get through to your chosen university, before the celebrations can really begin," she said.

As well as entertainment there will also be student ambassadors and career advisers on hand for support and advice.

The event is the culmination of a three-week summer roadshow where student ambassadors toured Devon and Cornwall beaches in a customised University of Plymouth beach buggy.

The university has about 30,000 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top five modern universities in the UK.

Robotic footballers have a ball
14 Apr 06 |  Technology

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific