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"I found the Clearing experience thoroughly terrifying" — Sweetfloss
"It was definitely worth doing... I'm having the time of my life" — Welshprincess
"I found the Clearing process as I had expected" — Mustard-Man
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2009 Guide to Clearing

Ten golden rules for Clearing
  • Check TSR and UCAS websites to see what's available
  • Make the call to a university yourself
  • Have a pen and paper on the call
  • Have your documents ready
  • Have your results handy
  • Write down the names of who you're speaking to
  • Be prepared in advance of the call
  • Have constructive questions ready
  • Speak clearly
  • After the call write up all your notes

Read more detail of the golden rules of Clearing

2009 Guide to Clearing

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Where can I get advice?

Put your mind at ease and educate yourself, with our guide to Clearing.

Clearing tips from TVU Admissions Office

Have a positive mental attitude, prove your passion and be prepared for the interview.

Thames Valley University’s admissions officers give their advice for getting the most out of Clearing.

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