How to get through clearing on results day

UCEN Manchester graduate.

Enjoy a stress-free results day with our helpful tips.

Didn’t get any offers from your chosen universities? 

Or perhaps you just want to prepare for the worst on results day in case you don’t meet the exam result entry requirements? 

Either way, each year, university clearing helps students get a place at UK universities, so you still have a chance to study higher education.  

Although clearing can be stressful, we’re here to help you get through it. 

How to be prepared for clearing on A Level results day!

Whether you’ve changed your mind about the course you want to study or didn’t quite get the results you needed, check out our helpful guide to securing your perfect course through clearing at UCEN Manchester.

Prepare for clearing in advance

Ideally, you’ll have had time to plan what to do in case you don’t get what you were hoping for. This could include choosing a different course to study or looking into alternative careers.

You can find a course on UCAS hub and see if you meet the entry requirements. You can also check which universities are offering clearing courses. 

There are so many ways of achieving your ultimate higher education goal at UCEN Manchester so take the time to explore our wide range of qualifications. Remember that our friendly team is ready to help you at every stage - call our dedicated clearing number 0161 674 7777 to discuss your options.

Get your details ready before applying for clearing

On the morning of results day, make sure you have everything you need close by. This could include:

  • Your unique clearing number
  • Details of any qualifications you’ve gained or are currently studying for, such as GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs
  • The reasons why you want to study on a particular course.
  • A pen and paper to take down any details
  • A fully charged mobile phone.

Keep calm

When the phone lines open don’t panic! Our friendly clearing team will be available ready to take your call and answer your questions. We’re here to help!

Be positive

A lot of people don’t end up with their first choice but end up loving their second or third choice. We want to ensure you’re happy with your course and will provide the support you need to make the right choice.

Call us

If we are speaking to you directly we are more likely to be able to offer you a place. We are happy to provide you with more information about what is on offer at UCEN Manchester to make sure we are the right fit for you.

Call us on our dedicated clearing number 0161 674 7777.