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Your guide to grades, clearing and next steps

what time clearing open A-level results day 2020 grades
what time clearing open A-level results day 2020 grades

Not sure what to expect on results day? Here’s an idea of how it will pan out, plus Clearing tips, by former student Sophie Foster

Make sure you have the following ready:

  • Your UCAS Track login details 

  • Your mobile phone (with camera for selfies) 

  • The contact details for your university choices 

  • The web address of both Clearing and Adjustment UCAS pages 

  • If you won’t be available on results day, give someone nominated access so they can speak to UCAS on your behalf. Check UCAS for details 

  • Details of any conditional offers and Clearing phone numbers for universities of interest 

  • If you suspect you’ll need Clearing, a contingency list of courses you’ve researched beforehand (Clearing technically opened 6 July, so you can already see courses available) 

  • Your personal statement 

  • Your GCSE results

Follow live updates from A-level results day 2020

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Your guide to times, grades and next steps

what time A-level results day 2020 when clearing start
what time A-level results day 2020 when clearing start

Not sure what to expect on results day? Here’s an idea of how it will pan out, plus Clearing tips, by former student Sophie Foster

Make sure you have the following ready:

  • Your UCAS Track login details 

  • Your mobile phone (with camera for selfies) 

  • The contact details for your university choices 

  • The web address of both Clearing and Adjustment UCAS pages 

  • If you won’t be available on results day, give someone nominated access so they can speak to UCAS on your behalf. Check UCAS for details 

  • Details of any conditional offers and Clearing phone numbers for universities of interest 

  • If you suspect you’ll need Clearing, a contingency list of courses you’ve researched beforehand (Clearing technically opened 6 July, so you can already see courses available) 

  • Your personal statement 

  • Your GCSE results

7am

The UCAS social-media team will be online to answer

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The ultimate guide to reusable face coverings as England changes rules

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

Since 24 July, face coverings have been mandatory in all shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, post offices and transport hubs in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

Boris Johnson announced an extension to these rules in a government briefing on 31 July. From 8 August, face masks will become compulsory in more indoor settings where you’re likely to come into contact with people you don’t normally meet,

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A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Humanity joins the hivemind

Welcome to the latest article in TNW’s guide to the AI apocalypse. In this series we’ll examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts.

It’s pretty easy to think up new ways for robots to destroy us. We’re pretty squishy. But what if AI doesn’t want us dead? Maybe our future overlords will see our weaknesses and, in their infinite benevolence, choose to upgrade us. Perhaps humanity goes extinct through evolution instead of extermination.

Welcome to the hivemind. Your every thought is also everyone else’s every thought. You share a single intellect with the entire world. There’s no difference between you, the other people on the planet, a ‘smart’ garage door-opener, and the computers that control us all. You exist as an extension of the all, one tiny but important piece of a greater being – you’re kind of like a toenail cell

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The ultimate guide to reusable face coverings as England and Wales make them mandatory

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

From 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, post offices and transport hubs in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

If you’re picking up a takeaway coffee or food in England, you’ll also have to wear a mask, but this rule doesn’t apply to sit-in meals. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, confirmed: “If you’re going in to buy a

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Face Masks And Face Coverings: Your Absolutely Bumper Guide

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Off to the shops today? Don’t forget your face covering. It’s now mandatory to wear one in shops and on public transport in some parts of the UK, while strongly advised in others. Those caught without one may face fines and even be barred from entering shops and takeaways.

With face coverings being a pretty new concept for most (and plenty of mixed messaging over the past few months), it can be confusing knowing where to begin when wearing one – and why you’d even bother.

That’s why we’ve pulled together all of the latest information into one place to help you on your way to face cover greatness.

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(Photo: Iuliia Korniievych via Getty
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The ultimate guide to coverings as England’s rules change on Friday

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

It was recently announced that from 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

On 14 July health secretary, Matt Hancock, said: “We want to give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections for those who work in shops,” while noting the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on shop workers.

“The death rate

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Your Guide to Getting the Most Out of SDCC’s First Virtual Event

The Con must go on.

For the first time in its 50-year history, San Diego Comic-Con is going completely virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with [email protected] officially kicking off on Thursday, July 23. So no, you won’t get to be in the same room as your favorite movie and TV stars, but you will be able to avoid long lines and have access to free panels all from the comfort of your own couch.

“Although conditions prevent celebrating in person, the show, as they say, must go on,” spokesperson David Glanzer said in a June statement after the organizers announced their decision to make 2020’s SDCC a virtual event. “With [email protected], SDCC hopes to deliver the best of the Comic-Con experience and a sense of its community to anyone with an internet connection and an interest in all aspects of pop culture.”

And the stars are still coming out

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Talking Shop With Kristyn Potter, Founder Of Chez Nous Guide

In Refinery29’s new Talking Shop series, we’re chatting with owners of up-and-coming small businesses about their experiences launching, the big challenges and wins they’ve faced, and of course, their products and services. Discover new spots to patronize, while getting an intimate look at what it takes to run a small business in today’s economy. Do you run a small business or do you want to recommend a small business you’d like to see featured on Talking Shop? Tell us more about it here.

When the coronavirus pandemic started ravaging small businesses and endangering workers across the country, many consumers began looking more critically at where they were shopping. Is this company treating its employees humanely? Are the products being sourced ethically? How will my money be used? Even more recently, with Black Lives Matter protests happening across the country, those same consumers doubled down on their scrutiny of the

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CR’s Guide to Fire Pits

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Summer vacation may be stuck in the the backyard this year, but with a fire pit you can still get away from it all—there’s something transporting about sitting around a campfire. Little wonder, then, that during the height of the pandemic lockdown, fire pits were twice as popular in online search as they’ve been in recent years.

We don’t want to toss a wet blanket on your summer fun, but here’s a not-so-fun fact: There are at least 5,300 injuries per year related to fire pits or outdoor heaters that send people to the emergency room, according to 2017 data from the Consumer Products Safety Commission. 

So whether you gather around a portable fire pit, a built-in fireplace, a chiminea, or a simple stone-henged hole in the ground, here’s how to play it safe while you’re working on your

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