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Clearing explained!


The Clearing process, which is operated by UCAS, is designed to help people find a university course that still has places available.

Some people believe that going through Clearing is a negative process, but that's actually not true. It's simply a way to find you the best university and course for your needs and circumstances. In many ways students can actually benefit from Clearing.

When is Clearing?

Clearing technically opens in July but the most people refer to Clearing as A-level results day, which this year was Thursday 17 August. Coventry University's Clearing Hotline - 024 76 791 791, is still open from 8.30am-5pm.

What can I study?

We have a list of Clearing courses with places available for this September.

What is Adjustment?

If you do better in your exams than expected, then first of all, congratulations and second of all, you may want to think again about your study options. You can do this through a process called 'Adjustment'. The UCAS website has more information on the Adjustment process.

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Step by Step Guide

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Truth about Clearing

Truth about Clearing

Clearing isn't as scary as you may think. Watch five Coventry University students give you their insight.

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Breaking bad news to your parents

Breaking bad news

Exams not go to plan? Letting your parents know is no easy task, that's why we have got your back.

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Got a question for us? View our collection of commonly asked queries.

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Need more help?

General information and a “how to” video guide to Clearing is also available on the UCAS website.

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Why go anywhere else?

We know you have a lot of options during Clearing but there are a few good reasons to make us your choice:

  • Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework 2017
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - Complete University Guides 2018 (Guardian)
  • Top 4 for student experience - Good University Guide 2017 (The Times)