Want to know more about Clearing? How it works? What to do to get a place? And your next steps after you’ve got an offer. We’ve got you covered.
Clearing is a way of helping students without a university place and universities with course vacancies find each other and is open from Wednesday 5 July until Tuesday 17 October 2023.
Although Clearing will be busiest after A Level results day on Thursday 17 August 2023, if you’ve already received your results, we may be able to offer you a place immediately.Take a look at all courses available through Clearing
Please note that this list is subject to change and some courses may not have places available until after A Levels results day on Thursday 17 August 2023.
Places on courses in Clearing are limited and if we fill all available places the course will be closed for this year.
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Choosing the right course
Each university will the list the courses where they have spaces available. If you are interested in a course at a university, contact them to find out whether they’ll offer you a place. You can contact any universities that have space on a course you’re interested in, but you’ll only be able to accept one Clearing offer.
Clearing spaces are limited so we encourage you to get in contact as soon as you can. It is, however, worth taking a little time to find the right course for you.
If you already hold an offer from a university, you’ll have to ‘self-release’ on UCAS. Contact our Clearing team first to make sure we can offer you a place before you ask to be released from your original university. We won’t be able to formally confirm your place until your original university agrees to release you into Clearing.
Login to the UCAS online system to check the status of your application.
Your firm and insurance offer universities will have made a decision based on your results. If you didn’t get the results you needed to meet your offers you may still have your place confirmed. We recommend you check your status on UCAS to make sure.
If you firm and insurance universities have made their decisions and you don’t have a confirmed place, you can start contacting universities to find a place through Clearing. The UCAS Hub will have a Clearing option displayed when you login if you’re able to apply for a place through Clearing.
If you have changed your mind about your firm and insurance universities, you can decline your place and release yourself into Clearing.
Call our Clearing helpline to discuss course options if you’ve decided you want to study with us.
If you have changed your mind about what or where you want to study or achieved better-than-expected grades, you can decline your place and release yourself into Clearing. We’ll be happy to discuss course options with you if you’ve decided you want to study with us.
Contact our Clearing team first to make sure we can offer you a place before you ask to be released from your original university. We won’t be able to formally confirm your place until your original university agrees to release you into Clearing.
Yes – even if you haven’t applied through UCAS this year, we can still consider you for a place through Clearing.
Contact our Clearing Team, with your results to hand, and we’ll be happy to advise you. If you get in touch with us from A Level Results Day on Thursday 17 August 2023, we’ll be able to provide instant decisions to most enquirers. And if we can offer you a place, we’ll give you all the information you’ll need to get your place confirmed through UCAS.
Do you hold any conditional offers that are dependent on your results? If yes, you’ll need a plan of action for A Level results day (Thursday 17 August).
If you’ll have access to the internet, you can login to your UCAS account to discover what your chosen universities have decided. If your firm or insurance universities have confirmed your place and you’re happy with that decision, then you don’t need to do anything else.
There are other actions you’ll need to take if:
- You won’t have access to the internet
- You didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
- You’ve changed your mind about your firm and insurance offers
You could choose to nominate someone, who can access UCAS hub and make changes for you. If you didn’t nominate a person when completing your application, speak to UCAS before you go on holiday to ensure they have access to your UCAS Hub.
It would also be worth researching alternative courses/universities before results day to make sure you have a backup plan.
Once you have an offer
You can visit us at our Open Day on Saturday 19 August 10am-3pm. The day includes campus tours, subject talks, accommodation tours, finance talks and the chance to get your questioned answered.
If you can’t make it to an open day our campus tours are a great opportunity to see the campus, look around the university buildings and facilities. Campus tours will be running at 1.30pm from Friday 18 August to Friday 25 August.
If you’ve already applied for student finance, you’ll need to update your student finance application if you’ve accepted an offer from a university through Clearing. You can do this online using your student finance login.
If you haven’t already applied for student finance and want to go to university this year, we recommend that you apply now to give you the best chance of receiving your loan in time for the start of your course. To start your application visit: Apply online for student finance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Need more help? We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to securing student finance after Clearing.
If you are offered a place by one of our Clearing Team, they will also ask you if you want to live in our on-campus accommodation. If you do, you’ll be transferred to our Accommodation Team who can talk you through your options. And you may even be able to choose your room type there and then. You can be confident that whatever room you’ll soon call home, all our Halls are great value for money, with fees below the national average.
Congratulations on being offered a place with Edge Hill in Clearing.
Once you’ve received your offer, we’ll give you instructions on how to get your place confirmed on UCAS. You’ll need to add your Clearing course and qualification on to the UCAS Hub.
If you don’t already hold an offer from a university, Clearing Plus is a personalised tool offered by UCAS. It matches the profile of unplaced applicants to courses with vacancies and their entry requirements. And you’ll be able to ‘view your matches’ in UCAS Hub.Visit Clearing Plus if you don’t have an offer
You’ll be able to talk to our Clearing Team who can explain your options, let you know what courses have spaces available and we’ll either be able to provide you with an instant decision (after A Level results day on Thursday 17 August) or advise you of your next steps.
Call our Clearing helpline from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. On Thursday 17 August 2023, A Level results day, our phone lines will be open from 8am-6pm.
Make sure when you contact our Clearing Team you have your UCAS Personal ID number and results to hand.