University Clearing for 2013: contacts, help and advice
Is Clearing for you? If you're planning to start a higher education course at university or college in the new academic year, and you don't already have a confirmed place, then the answer is yes. You can use Clearing to find a place on a huge variety of unfilled college and university courses - and it's much easier than you might think.
In 2012, around 12% of all university places were filled by students using the Clearing process. You can find lists of all the courses available in Clearing immediately after A-level results day on 15 August 2013, but if you think you might be in Clearing this year, you can start your preparation right now. Here on The Student Room you'll find all the information you need to know about Clearing: how it works, how you can work your way through the process and how you can ensure you get the university or college place that's right for you. You'll also find advice on results day and how to be prepared, as well as tips on considering Adjustment, should your results turn out better than expected.
Use the quick links below to zip straight to the feature you want to read - or scroll down the page to see all of our advice and articles on results day, Clearing and Adjustment.
Are you going into Clearing (or do you think you might be)? It can be a daunting prospect, but with some preparation you can ensure you make your way through the process with a great uni place at the end of it. Our Clearing tools can help.Introduction to Clearing
Bemused by all this talk of Clearing? Find out what it is and how it might help you get your perfect place at uni.Guide to Clearing
Think you might be going through Clearing? Make sure you're ready by following our guide to the whole process.A-Z of universities
Need to research a uni in a hurry? All the info you need is right here.A-Z of university courses
Is it the right course for you? Get the inside view on all the main degrees.
Whether you end up delighted with your results or disappointed with how things turned out, there are tons of options open to you. Get yourself prepared for A-level results with out in-depth guide to the big day.
Thousands of students are chatting about A-levels on the forums right now. Join the conversation!
Find out which parts of the UK got the most A grades, what the most popular subjects were...and much more besides.
Don't stress! Clearing is a busy time, but with a bit of planning you can quickly find a course and university that's just right for you. Follow our tips for Clearing to help make the whole process go smoothly.
If you're looking for more information on potential Clearing choices, try our uni video hub. You'll find video guides and prospectuses for a wide range of unis.
David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, popped by to say 'good luck' to all TSR members.
Find Clearing and results chat on The Student Room
- Discuss Clearing and uni applications
- Talk all things A-levels
- Chat about specific unis and colleges
- Our international study chat section
- SQA and other Scottish qualifications
- Need digs? Discuss student accommodation
- Money, money, money! Talk student finance here
- Gap years: advice and chat
Call our dedicated course advisors to start studying this October.
Call the Hotline 0161 295 5553 or visit www.salford.ac.uk /clearing
Places in clearing for highly qualified students – check out our course listing here
Before you go to uniWhat to take to university
Getting prepared for your first year at uni? Make sure you check our uber-list of absolutely everything you could possibly need!Living on a budget at uni
Money is a big focus for every student - be prepared by reading our guide of how to budget while you're at university.Freshers' Week tips
Ready for Freshers' Week? Not quite sure what to expect? Find out what it's all about…Student bank accounts
Banks love to sign up uni students for their accounts. Use that power to make sure you get the best deal!
Adjustment, uni life, study tips and moreGuide to Adjustment
If your grades end up better than predicted, you might consider going through Adjustment. Here's what you need to know.How to cope with a long-distance relationship
Being miles away from your partner is never easy, but these tips can help you make things work when you go to uni.Uni study tips
Study time at uni is very different from school or college. Check out our top tips on effective degree study.University life
Find answers to all your questions about student life.
I'm glad I went through Clearing. I'm really enjoying my time at the uni and on the course that I picked.Matt
I was very happy about how it all worked out for the best. Clearing isn't necessarily a bad thing.Abigail
Contacting the universities and the whole process of finding a place was very straightforward.Zahra
University is a great choice for many people, but it's not right for everyone. There are many other options out there for those people who decide they're not going to uni.
Parents' guide to results day
If your son or daughter is getting their exam results this year, you might find you're getting even more stressed than they are! Get all the facts from our parents' guide to results day.
Other helpful sites
Here are a collection of other sites that can be very useful during the results day, Clearing and Adjustment period. Clicking on these links will take you to other sites outside The Student Room.
- TSR Community
- Life & style
- Hobbies & interests
- Debate & current affairs
- Study help
- University help & courses
- University & HE colleges
- Careers & jobs
- Help & site issues
Life and style
TSR communityExplore all articles on the Articles home page »
- Applying to uni
Exam and study help
- Health & relationships
ForumsExplore all our Health and relationships content here »
- Student finance
Applying for finance
What can I get?
Other sources of funding
- Childcare Grant
- Parents' Learning Allowance
- Adult Dependants' Grant
- National Scholarship Programme
- University bursaries
- NHS bursaries
- Second degree students
- Postgraduate Initial Teacher Training students
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