We know clearing can be a very busy and stressful time for both students and staff, and we want to provide as much guidance as possible to help smooth the process and get your students a place at university on the course they want to study.

If you’re a teacher or careers adviser, here are some FAQs which might help you assist your students. If you’ve got an enquiry which isn’t covered here, just fill out the form at the end of the page, and we’ll do our best to help.

Once your students have their grades they can either apply online or call 012 5291 8240.

Lines are open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Usually, if the student meets our academic entry requirements and there are spaces on the course, we will indicate whether we can make an offer on the call but there may be instances where the course team need to consider the application before an offer can be made.

As we consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios as well as their grades, any applicants who don't meet our academic entry requirements will be asked to provide a portfolio and may receive an offer on that basis, so they should still call.

Once the verbal offer is made, we’ll follow up within a few hours with the official written offer via email, which they will need to accept as soon as they can.


Of course, we have many opportunities for you to visit our creative campuses. At our Open Days students can tour our campuses, attend talks, speak with our academics, meet our technicians, and quiz our students on life at UCA. 

We run campus tours, too. Led by a UCA student ambassador, a current student who has unique insight into life at UCA, our tours are one hour long and allow you to ask all your burning questions to a current student who will be happy to answer them all! Sign up to attend a campus tour.

With new accommodation options across our campuses there may still be space for your students’ first year. Rooms are allocated dependant on availability at the time of application, and we will advise students through the application process if there is availability in our halls.

However, there are also many options for shared student housing in the towns and cities our campuses are based in, and lots of first-year students rent privately (whether they applied through clearing or not).

Our accommodation team can help students with finding a place to live - take a look at our accommodation pages to find out more.

We do – take a look at our Clearing advice for parents and guardians page.

Yes – check out our top tips for Clearing.