UK: University error leaves hundreds without placesThe Guardian.
The sixth-formers, many of whom had almost straight-A grades but had narrowly missed their offers for Exeter, celebrated after receiving congratulatory letters from the university admissions service, Ucas, confirming their places.
But when some went to check again online hours later, they found they had been rejected. A clerical mistake at Exeter had led 190 students to be accepted in error. The university tried to call all the students involved, but many will now be left without a university place this year because they missed the first five days of clearing.
Full report on The Guardian site