Dr Malachy O’Neill, provost of Ulster University’s Magee Campus, says students opening results this morning should be incredibly proud and know that there are plenty of options out there for them.
Dr O’Neill encouraged students to look at all available options.
“It is a time to seek advice, reflect and be calm,” he said.
For those students looking at going to university, Dr O’Neill advised they keep track of their UCAS applications and also consider clearing options if they may have not got the grades they anticipated.
“Those students who have got the grades they have anticipated, they should keep an eye on their Ucas track and they will see that they will be contacted by the university on how they should accept their places.
“There will be students in other situations who maybe didn’t get the grades they wanted, absolutely don’t worry.
“As a university here on their doorstep we will still be considering each and every application and we will then make a decision on whether we can offer a place in these unprecedented times.
“It may or may not be your original choice, but it will be based on the available data, based on the available results and based of course on the number of places available on a particular course.”