Clearing: Before getting in touch

14 Jul 2021
Student looking at a computer screen

Maybe you're exploring new options, have only just decided to attend uni or missed out on the grades you needed, there are a few things you can do to prepare Clearing is used by many students every year to help them find the best place to study.


Clearing opens on 5 July so you can see courses that are available, before results day. If you think you might be interested in applying for a place through either Clearing or Adjustment, you can start researching the options available with us and get a sense of what living in Winchester might be like.

Having list of course or courses you’d like to study as well as a a few notes about the courses to shows you’ve done your research but also helps you before the day to start making decisions.

Pen and Paper

If there are courses you think might be for you write down core details, course code/clearing number. On the day some of the websites can crash so if you already have it written down it saves waiting for websites to load or having to look for information again.

Personal Info

If you have applied through UCAS when you get in touch with us you will need:

  • your UCAS Personal ID
  • your achieved qualifications, and it can help to know other qualifications you have previously achieved (e.g. GCSE’s)
  • a copy of your personal statement – to refresh your memory
    to be prepared for an informal interview – think back to some of the questions you might have been asked in admissions interviews and have an idea what you’ll say if you are asked


If you are gaining results make sure you know who from your school or college is available to help you on the day or just after. Not all staff will be in as it’s the holidays so make sure you know who to contact. If you have queries about grades these need to be discussed with your school/college – universities will not share your results with you or be able to advise on your grades.

Finally, make sure your phone is charged and check your emails. Enjoy results day and ask for help, most universities will already have a clearing hotline set up before results day so if you need any help ask.

If you’d like to have a chat with our Clearing Team, call us on +44 (0)1962 827234 or use the ASK button to discuss your options via live chat.

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