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8 ways to survive Clearing

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1. Check your UCAS Track account

Log on to your UCAS Track account to check whether your places has been confirmed. 

If so, congratulations! We’ll send out your enrolment and induction information very soon.

If not, take a breath and don’t panic. You may still have the opportunity to go to university and we’ll help you all we can.

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2. My places haven’t been confirmed

OK - so, your results may not have been what you were expecting, but that’s okay. 

You can still apply and be considered for a place through Clearing. 

It’s important at this stage not to get too downhearted – it’s not the end of the world by any means.

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3. Research what you're interested in

If you are eligible to apply through Clearing, you can start looking for a course that you would like to study. 

Our website is the best place to look for Clearing information and courses, but, if you can't find the course you're interested in, give us a call or send us a message via our live chat.

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4. Book an Online Open Day

An Online Open Day is an ideal way to experience what it's like to study at USW. 

Through virtual software and videos, you can explore the campus, find your perfect course, speak to staff and much more.

Click here for more information on our online open days.


5. Get in touch

We are here to make clearing as stress-free as we can for you. 

Once you've found a course that interests you, get in touch with us to discuss your options and to make sure that places are still available.

You can contact us here.

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6. Have your documents to hand

We will require evidence that you meet the entry criteria for the course you have chosen. 

Make sure that you have all these details to hand so that you can provide them as soon as they are asked for.

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7. Ask questions

If you have any questions about the course, the university, student life, accommodation or studying, now would be the perfect time to ask them. 

Make a list of the things that you may want to ask so that you have them to hand when speaking to us. 

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8. Know your options

If we are unable to offer a place on your first choice course, we’ll always consider you for the most suitable alternative, providing you meet the entry criteria. 

This may include HNDs, Foundation Degree, Certificates in Education and Foundation Year programmes.

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What's next?

Now that we've given you some of our tips on how to prepare and survive clearing, why not check our USW Clearing Guide?

If you are a parent and are looking for more information, we have written a Parent's Guide to Clearing that you can read here.

If you're finding it hard to choose your course, you can read our tips on some of the best ways to find your course, here.