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    how do you actually search what spaces/courses are available? Do you call them or see everything on your ucas login page? Also this may seem weird and unheard of, but Lets say your firm choice rejecs you. They wanted BBB but you got CCC. Can you call a university that is considered "good" and is actually even higher ranked than your firm for spaces? I know adjustment is when you get better grades but is clearing basically ANY uni? Because imagine a russle group actually has space on the course you want but the students on the course already are A graders?


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    I'm pretty sure you can use UCAS on your mobile phone.

    But if your question was how to get in contact, your UCAS status automatically puts you in clearing if you haven't found any Uni or you rejected all your offers.

    And you can also call Uni's to know what their clearing mark is.
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    The unis participating in Clearing publish their courses with spaces in that day's newspaper (the Independent, I think, at least it always used to be). I believe you call them up and give them the details of your "Clearing passport", which you're sent on the day via the UCAS site if you've been through the process but aren't holding any offers.

    And yes, you can contact any university you like that's participating and ask what your chances are. They'll usually be quite candid over the phone with regard to your likelihood of acceptance, as they know that candidates have to move very quickly and you can only send your Clearing passport details to one university at a time, so they have to give a speedy decision in order to allow you to try your luck elsewhere if need be.
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    (Original post by sabrinaa1234)
    how do you actually search what spaces/courses are available? Do you call them or see everything on your ucas login page? Also this may seem weird and unheard of, but Lets say your firm choice rejecs you. They wanted BBB but you got CCC. Can you call a university that is considered "good" and is actually even higher ranked than your firm for spaces? I know adjustment is when you get better grades but is clearing basically ANY uni? Because imagine a russle group actually has space on the course you want but the students on the course already are A graders?


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    quick guide to Clearing
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Guide_to_Clearing for more infoPERSONALLY I would recommend BUYING the telegraph over using the online listings.The online listing will only show you what you search for, you're more likely to stumble across something similar if you browse the paper version.If you've bought the paper:- Find your subject areas/key words (there may be more than one eg you might find some courses listed in Biology that aren't listed in Life Sciences and vice versa - universities can only link a course to 3/4 key words so a course might show up in all sorts of odd places).- It's also worth having a decent idea about the course codes usually used for your subjects so you can scan through quickly and spot the courses you want (eg if you want to do Law LLB then under the Law topic you will find universities offering M100, M101, M110 etc (which are all LLB type courses) as well as universities offering M900 or L900 (usually used for criminology))- Note down the universities and course codes that you're interested in- get online and check out the websites for those universities - see if they mention the grades they want, find out a bit more about the course (eg does it have a compulsory year abroad or something that would put you off altogether).- also double check that the course is still listed as having vacancies on the uni website or on UCAS - the telegraph is easiest to browse but also not up to date. Some courses will be listed there but removed from clearing before results day.- If you've got the grades and the course is still open and you fancy the uni RING THEIR HOTLINEThey'll ask questions, if you match what they're after they might make you a verbal offer.Be sure to aska) how long the offer is valid forb) what accommodation is availablec) if they're running any open days over the weekend for you to visit (and whether they can hold your offer til after then)Repeat the ringing around until you're fed up of speaking. Collect a list of unis that have made you offers - DO NOT STOP AT THE FIRST OFFER.At 5pm ish when track goes fully functional if you've got an offer you want to take up then add it on Track.As long as you apply within the deadlines given then your uni should confirm this place within 24 hours (usually quicker) and it will show as your new Firm Unconditional place on Track.Then you just need to sort out accommodation and let student finance know about the new university/course
 
 
 
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