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Clearing and results day

Exam results: what to do next, whatever the outcome

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Nine quick tips to get you ready for A-level and Btec results days

It won’t be long now! Here’s how to make sure you’re prepared

28 July 2021

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Highest-ranked universities in Clearing 2021

Need a uni place? Want a better one than your current offer? These top universities all have places in Clearing for 2021

08 July 2021

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A guide to Ucas Clearing: how to find your university place

Everything you need to find a course through Ucas Clearing. We have the latest info on Clearing 2021 and what to do before and after results day.

07 July 2021

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GCSE results day 2021: what to expect

What is GCSE results day like? Can you retake if you don’t get the grades you were expecting?

04 July 2021

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How to appeal your teacher-assessed grades

With no exams this year, your grades will be assessed by your teachers. Here’s what can be done if you think they’ve got it wrong

18 June 2021

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The reality of Clearing: as told by students

You may have only heard horror stories about the Clearing process, but here’s the real story from people who have actually gone through it…

03 May 2021

9 min read

A-level results day 2021: what to expect

A-level results day 2021 is on Tuesday 10 August. Get ready for every possible scenario, including if you don't get the results you needed.

05 April 2021

10 min read

Clearing 2021: how to call universities

Wondering what questions will be asked during Clearing? Prepare for your Clearing phone call with our Clearing checklist.

05 April 2021

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Clearing 2021: a guide for parents

A useful Clearing guide for parents to help support their child on A-level results day 2021, whatever results they open.

03 April 2021

5 min read

Clearing 2021: 10 tips from students to help you through

Are you about to face university Clearing? We asked previous students to give us their top Clearing tips. Keep calm with our helpful Clearing guide.

03 April 2021

4 min read

Clearing 2021: five things you didn't know about Clearing and results day

Think you're ready for results day (and potentially, Clearing too)? Here are five facts that might catch you off-guard...

03 April 2021

5 min read

Clearing and results day 2021: prepare your back-up plan

Get prepared now for A-level results day not going to plan. From similar courses to university shortlists and trading up – our Ucas Clearing 2021 tips will help to keep you calm.

03 April 2021

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Clearing 2021: how to make your university course decision

Clearing can be stressful – don’t panic! Read our Clearing guide with tips for helping you make the right university course decision.

03 April 2021

4 min read

Clearing 2021: five ways The Uni Guide can make your life easier

We’re here to help make the Clearing process easier. Our helpful search lets you quickly compare courses and universities. Plus, lots more Clearing tips.

30 March 2021

5 min read

Btec results day 2021: what to expect

Our expert guide to Btec results day 2021 for students. Get top tips to help Btec students get the most out of the day.

19 January 2021

5 min read

How to survive results day, according to parents

Parents who took a ride on the results day roller-coaster with their child told us about the experience, including what they did when their child didn't get the grades they hoped for.

29 July 2020

8 min read

SQA results day: what to expect

A guide of what to expect on results day in Scotland, including how to prepare and what to do if you don't get the SQA results you were expecting.

04 July 2019

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Clearing 2021: tips from admissions tutors

Need to go through Ucas Clearing? Here's some helpful advice from university admissions tutors.

02 July 2019

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Finding accommodation in Clearing

Are you searching for last-minute student accommodation? Don’t panic. Read our real-life student Clearing experiences for tips.

25 June 2019

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Student accommodation guide #4: living at home

Thinking about staying at home and travelling into university, to save money on rent?

17 May 2018

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Student accommodation guide #1: university halls

Thinking about living in university halls? Our helpful guides will help you with all your uni accommodation decisions.

16 May 2018

4 min read

Student accommodation guide #3: private halls

Considering the private hall option? Some universities will refer you to 3rd party providers if they don't have enough spaces in their halls. This is what you should know.

07 May 2018

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How do universities view gap years?

Gap years can be a good plan before starting your uni course. With lots of gap-year opportunities and ideas out there, here’s how to make sure your gap year is viewed favourably by your university.

16 April 2018

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Results day 2016: how it all went down

Last minute meltdowns, results reactions, cupcakes, Snapchat Stories – this is how results day 2016 went down in one school.

15 June 2017

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Top five subjects found through Clearing revealed

What subjects and courses can you study through Clearing? Read our breakdown of official Ucas data to see where Clearing might take you…

30 May 2017

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Student view: what it's like to go through Clearing

Our student blogger reveals what it's like to go through Ucas Clearing and offers some tips on how to approach the whole experience.

30 May 2016

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