Clearing advice for teachers and careers advisers

We know that Clearing can be a manic, stressful time for both students and staff as the results come in. We want to make sure we provide as much guidance as possible to help smooth the process for students and get them a place at university studying the course they want.

Below you’ll find answers to our teacher and careers adviser frequently asked Clearing questions. If you’ve got an enquiry that we don’t answer here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through the form at the end of the page.

How can students contact UCA during Clearing?

Students should call our hotline number 0800 068 0088 to speak to a Clearing adviser. Our line is open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5:15pm.

Students can also fill out our enquiry form on the website and request a callback from a member of our Admissions team.

If you have a general enquiry, contact us on +44 (0) 1252 892883 (lines are open from 9am - 5.15pm).

Will students be made an offer over the phone when they call?

Yes - as long as students meet the entry requirments and the spaces on the course they apply to are available, they can be made an offer over the phone. Once the verbal offer is made, we’ll follow up a few hours later with the official written offer via email, which they will need to accept as soon as they can.

Can Clearing students visit the university?

Yes – we offer Clearing Visit Days to give students the opportunity to see the campus and check out our facilities. Find out more on our events page.

Can students in Clearing find accommodation at UCA?

Unfortunately, due to our limited spaces in halls there won’t be any place left at Clearing. However, there are many options for shared student housing in the towns and cities our campuses are based in, and we’ll do our best to help students find their new home. Take a look at our accommodation webpages to find out more.

Do you have any advice for parents about Clearing?

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

Do you have any tips and advice for students?

Yes – check out our top tips for Clearing.

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Contact us

Speak to a member of our Clearing Team on 0800 068 0088

You can also fill in our Clearing form and we'll call you back:

Clearing enquiry form