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Clearing and results day

Exam results: what to do next, whatever the outcome

6 min read

GCSE results day 2017: what to expect

What is GCSE results day like? What do you need to take when collecting results? What are your options if you don’t get the grades you were expecting?

20 August 2017

3 min read

How I survived Clearing: Megan's story

What’s it like to go through Ucas Clearing? Student Megan shares her story, including how Which? University helped her survive it…

15 August 2017

4 min read

Clearing 2017: How might your Clearing phone call go?

What questions can you expect when you call a university during Clearing (and how do you tackle them on the spot)? Our mock Q&A covers some popular scenarios you may face, with good and bad responses.

14 August 2017

7 min read

Ucas Clearing 2017: Your survival guide

Everything you need to find a course through Ucas Clearing, including what to do on the day, how to call universities and more.

14 August 2017

4 min read

Clearing 2017: how to make your university course decision

You've made your Clearing calls and you've scored an offer or two. It's a frantic time, so here's how to make the right Clearing course decision.

14 August 2017

3 min read

Clearing and results day 2017: what to expect

No matter what grades you open on results day, there will be options open to you. Here are the possible scenarios…

08 August 2017

6 min read

SQA results day: what to expect

A rundown of what to expect on results day in Scotland; including how to prepare and what to do if you don't get the grades you wanted.

07 August 2017

5 min read

BTEC results day and Clearing: what you need to know

A guide to results day for BTEC students, including when you'll get your results plus Clearing tips - courtesy of Julie Kelly from the University of Hertfordshire.

09 July 2017

4 min read

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

4 min read

Finding accommodation in Clearing

You've got your place in Clearing (Yay!) and now you need somewhere to live. Colum from NUS reflects on his experience looking for last-min housing after going through Clearing (and why you really don't need an ensuite...).

30 May 2017

9 min read

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…

30 May 2017

3 min read

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

4 min read

Where to go for help with Clearing 2017

Going through Ucas Clearing but don’t know where to turn for advice? Here are the essential tabs to have open and numbers to have on speed-dial for Clearing 2017.

30 May 2017

4 min read

Clearing 2017: how to call universities

Calling universities is a crucial part of the Ucas Clearing process. Before you pick up the phone, check out our tips for making that all-important call...

30 May 2017

4 min read

Clearing 2017: five ways to get a headstart

How to be one step ahead of others come results day should you need to enter Clearing.

30 May 2017

5 min read

Clearing 2017: 10 tips from students to help you through

Clearing can be a daunting prospect. Here are wise words from 10 students who've survived to tell the tale to will you on...

30 May 2017

5 min read

Clearing and results day 2017: prepare your back-up plan

Need a Plan B just in case results day doesn't go your way? The good news is you don't have to start your course search all over again.

30 May 2017

1 min read

Clearing 2017: tips from admissions tutors [video]

In Clearing? We've asked university admissions tutors for their quick tips on getting your Clearing place...

30 May 2017

3 min read

Clearing 2017: five things you didn't know about Ucas Clearing and results...

Just how much do you know about Clearing and results day? For instance, did you know these five facts?

15 May 2017

2 min read

Student accommodation guide #4: living at home

Heading to a local university – or one within commuting distance? If you're considering living at home, here's what you need to know...

01 March 2017

3 min read

Student accommodation guide #3: private halls

If you’re considering private student halls (perhaps you’ve missed out on university-managed halls), here’s what you need to know…

01 March 2017

2 min read

Student accommodation guide #1: university halls

Halls is a popular accommodation choice for first-years. Here's what you need to know before applying...

01 March 2017

4 min read

How do universities view gap years?

Most universities and colleges welcome applications from students who have taken, or who are thinking of taking, a gap year – here are your options when applying.

29 September 2016

Clearing 2017: a step-by-step guide

Download and print your free copy of the Which? University five-step guide to Clearing right here.

30 May 2016

2 min read

Clearing 2017: five ways Which? University can make your life easier

Going through Clearing? Learn why Which? University should be open in front of you when making the right course and university choice...fast.

30 May 2016

4 min read

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

4 min read

Your university back-up plan

You miss out on your chosen courses and nothing suitable is available in Extra or Clearing. What now?

18 August 2014

2 min read

Uni applicant diaries: results day countdown

With just days to go until you pick up those all-important AS results, we asked our uni applicant bloggers to reveal their results day thoughts…

11 August 2014

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