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Get your head around the Clearing options

Finding out that you haven’t go into your firm univeristy choice can be stressful, but we’re here to prepare you just in case things don’t go quite as planned on results day.

Do your research and be prepared for Clearing 2017

  We can all agree that results day can be a stressful time, especially if you don’t get the grades your had expected. The more you can do to prepare and think about your options in advance the better off you will be on the day. Research universities and courses that you might be interestedRead More

Get hold of the Clearing 2017 listings

  Clearing opens on 5th July 2017 and you can view any current vacancies on the UCAS website from then onwards. However, if you want to wait until you’ve got your results, on the morning of A-level results day 2017 (17th August), you’ll want to get hold of all the current Clearing listings. Your bestRead More

Find a quiet place to phone universities

Make sure that you call from a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed with easy access to phone and the internet. If you can get home easily it might be best to make your calls from there, where there is more peace and quiet and you have everything to hand. Clearing places do goRead More

Have your details to hand

Have the following information to hand during your call to universities: The phone number for the university and your own contact details Your Clearing number from UCAS Track Your A-level, AS-level, GCSE and equivalent results, including module marks Personal statement from your UCAS application Your log-in details for Track Your notes on the course/university andRead More

Make the Clearing call yourself

Treat the Clearing call like a job application. Universities are unlikely to be impressed if one of your parents or a teacher has to make the call instead of you. Not only that, but the university will be unable to talk to your parents because they are not allowed to discuss your application with others.Read More

Make notes during the Clearing call

  Have a pen and paper handy to jot down notes as you go. Amid all the anxiety about projecting yourself well, you may forget what the person is actually telling you. If you’re making a lot of phone calls it’s easy to get confused or forget something important. Keeping job titles, dates and timesRead More

Have some constructive questions to ask them

Clearing interviews are not just a chance for tutors to see if you are right for their university, but also for you to work out if they are the right choice for you. Do your research and try to avoid asking daft questions that are easily answered on their website, but equally if you doRead More

Ask for email confirmation

If the university decides to give you a verbal offer, ask them to confirm their offer and how long it stands for in an email. This will ensure that there is no room for misinterpretation, and if there are any problems later with your Clearing choice not being accepted by the university then you haveRead More

Be persistent and flexible

  If at first you don’t succeed… keep trying. Even if you have an offer already you can still continue to call universities to receive more offers and then decide which of these you wish to add as your Clearing choice on UCAS Track. The situation can change quickly and even if a university wasn’tRead More