Clearing 2017

UCAS Clearing: 03455 76 06 06

Why choose USW?

With campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.

Call our Clearing line (8.30am - 5pm today), DM us on FacebookTwitter or Live Chat.

USW is career focused and employability is at the heart of everything we do. We seek to ensure you'll be ready to start a successful career as soon as you graduate. It's an approach that works, with 95% of graduates in work or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016).

Visit us at our Open Day on Wednesday 13 September.

95% of graduates in work or study within six months of graduation. DLHE 2016

University Clearing at USW

You could start university this September! Here's how you apply to the University of South Wales through Clearing:

  1. Find a course that you're interested using our Clearing search tool.

  2. Call us on 03455 76 06 06 to discuss your qualification.

  3. Visit us on the Clearing open day. You can do this before making an application or after you’ve received an offer from us.


The Clearing phone call

Our Team will need to know the name of the course you’re interested in and you'll need to provide information about all your qualifications – from your GCSEs to your most recent course of study. 

You will need to provide copies of your qualification certificates if you’re made an offer, so make sure you have them handy.

If you don’t quite meet the criteria for your chosen course, our team will do their very best to find you a suitable alternative.

If we can make you an offer of a place, or an invitation to attend an interview, we’ll ask you to provide some details so we can send you further information. The details will include your name, address, date of birth, email address, etc.


Student Finance

If you are offered a Clearing place at USW but you haven't yet applied for student finance, you need to apply now at www.gov.uk/studentfinance

It takes at least six weeks to process your application, but their initial assessment lets you have some money as close to the start of your course as possible.

If you've already applied for student finance but your course, university, college or tuition fee loan amount have changed due to the Clearing process, you'll need to tell them of the changes immediately to limit any delays in receiving your money. Login to your online student finance account to change your student finance application at www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

For further information please contact the USW Student Money Advice Team.


Accommodation

If you’ve been made an offer through UCAS Clearing and you need to arrange somewhere to live, find out about your accommodation options here.


Questions?

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If you've already applied to the University of South Wales tand you've got the grades that you needed, congratulations! You don't need to do anything else.

What happens next

  • Your confirmed offer will appear on your UCAS Track page.

  • Enrolment information will be emailed and posted to you. We’ll send an information pack to your home address, so remember to inform UCAS if you’ve moved house or changed your email address.

  • Accommodation information will be emailed on results day, providing you’re not still waiting for any results.

  • You can call on 03455 76 77 78 if you want any further advice. You will find it easier to get through to us after A-Level results day.

  • Visit the Getting Started website for information on induction and enrolment, as well as practical tips like what to pack for university and how to manage your money.

Grades lower than you hoped?

You may still have been offered a place on your chosen course, so check your UCAS Track page first.

If we weren't able to confirm your first choice, we may have automatically made you an offer to study an alternative course, which will appear on your UCAS Track page as a changed course offer. 

If you are happy with your new offer, you can simply accept it on UCAS Track. If you’d like to discuss it further then please call us on 03455 76 77 78.

Should your application show as unsuccessful on Track and you would now like to study a different subject area, you may wish to consider applying for an alternative course through Clearing. 

You’ll need to ensure you meet the entry criteria for the new course choice and that there are still vacancies available on it and you can find this information on our Clearing Course Tool. 

Once you’ve found a course you’re interested in, call us on 03455 76 06 06 and we’ll be happy to help.

Applied through UCAS Clearing?

  1. Add USW as a Clearing choice on UCAS Track, using the University Institution Code (W01) and Course Code as shown in your offer email. 

  2. If we have asked for proof of qualifications and a reference*, please email these to admissions@southwales.ac.uk for verification.*Reference required for Nursing, Teaching and Social Work Applications only.

  3. If you need somewhere to live and have confirmed your place, contact our accommodation team.

  4. Get in touch with The Student Loan Company to organise your finances. 

  5. Finally, contact our Student Money team with any money queries. 
You'll shortly receive information about enrolling online and details of where and when you need to arrive for Welcome Week.


Not yet made an application via UCAS Clearing?

  1. Complete the Late Application Form by following the link in your offer email. 

  2. Send us copies of your qualifications and your reference*. Once these have been verified as meeting the entry criteria, we will be able to confirm your place. *Reference required for Nursing, Teaching and Social Work Applications only.

  3. Once you have a confirmed place with us, contact our accommodation team if you need somewhere to live.

  4. Get in touch with The Student Loan Company to organise your finances.

  5. You'll shortly receive information about enrolling online and details of where and when you need to arrive for Welcome Week.


If you have completed the above steps and still not heard from us give us a call on 03455 76 77 78 from the UK, +44(0)1443 654400 from the EU or +44(0)1443 654 450 from outside of the EU.
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Preparing for University

Caitlin is in her second year studying Primary Teaching in Newport Campus and is a USW Student Blogger. 

In this video she give advice on what you need to do before you start University as well as showing you the views over the Pontypridd Campus.