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Clearing toolkit

Tips to help students prepare for Clearing

You understand how important Clearing is, and how key your support will be in the coming months. We’ve put together some tips for your students to help bring them up to speed on everything Clearing. We hope this practical advice will help reduce stress, and give students a greater chance of finding a place on the day.

We’ve also created a checklist that your students might find helpful when preparing for Clearing and on Results Day. 

What to expect on Results Day

Many students don’t realise they’ll need some basic information to hand when they call universities. They’ll be expected to discuss;
● their results
● the course they’d like to apply for
● their additional experience or qualifications

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Clearing is an opportunity – not a last resort

Students may have a negative view of Clearing. But it can be an opportunity to find a course that is actually better suited to them.

The importance of a back-up list

It’s always good to have options. Students need to do their research and go to Open Days. Key points to look out for include;
● courses on offer
● facilities for their subject area
● student unions and societies

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Using Clearing to their advantage

Clearing isn’t just for those who don’t get the results they want. Students can use Clearing to change their choice if they exceed their predicted grades too. Many find exciting options they had never even considered before.

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