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Students preparing for their first year at the University of Cumbria are being warned about so-called Freshers' Flu.
The term refers to illnesses like fevers, headaches and sore throats, which tend to affect people in their first few weeks at university.
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Thousands of young people across Cumbria will be opening their exam results today as the GCSE envelopes and emails are delivered.
Many of those opening their results will have been affected by December's floods.
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West Lakes Academy has announced that over a third of its A-level students have attained the highest possible grades of A/A*.
In total, 38.2% of all entries were awarded the top grades, with 83% of all entries attaining at least a C grade.
Barry Simpson, Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form at West Lakes Academy, said
It is a pleasure to see so many ecstatic students receiving what can only be described as another set of fantastic results for themselves and also West Lakes Academy. These students have dedicated themselves to two years of intensive study and this effort has culminated in the cohort surpassing many of the amazing headline figures that we set last year.
The most important thing about these results however is that they have provided a pathway not only for our students to further their education as far afield as Oxford or Edinburgh but to also begin Higher and Advanced level Apprenticeships within the local area and to begin to return the benefit of their studies to the local area and industries.
Over 100 staff and students at the University of Cumbria are manning the clearing call centre.
Last year, over 3000 calls were made, as A-level students who didn't get the grades needed for their chosen universities attempt to get in through the UCAS clearing process.
You can find out more about the University of Cumbria's clearing process here.
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