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How does Clearing and Adjustment work?

This information should help you understand how Clearing and Adjustment works, including how to apply and what happens if you are made an offer so that you feel fully prepared.


You can find comprehensive information about how Clearing and Adjustment work on the UCAS website.

Be prepared

In the meantime explore our undergraduate courses and find out how you can visit us. If you are interested in applying to us now please learn more about how to apply.

Clearing tips from our Head of Admissions


After receiving an offer through Clearing and Adjustment

Congratulations if you receive an offer to study with us. These are the next steps you will need to think about:

Student walking into the 360 virtual reality room at Open Day
Visit us at one of our Campus Tours or Open Days (booking required)

1. Visiting us

There will be a special Open Day for everyone that we offer a place to through Clearing and Adjustment, so you will have a chance to come and explore our campuses before you make your decision. The date for this hasn't yet been confirmed.

If you would like to visit us now there are plenty of opportunities to do so. You can sign up for a Campus Tour, or for an Undergraduate Open Day.

All events require booking, please make sure you have booked before arriving.

Use are Virtual Open Day

Virtual Open Day

If you're not able to come and visit us in person, take a look at our Virtual Open Day. You can see our campuses, facilities, and accommodation.

View our Virtual Open Day

2. Applying for Accommodation

Once you have accepted your offer through Clearing and Adjustment you will need to book your accommodation. In 2018 we guaranteed accommodation to all our Clearing and Adjustment students and it is likely that we will repeat this guarantee in 2019. You can apply for halls once you have your 8 digit student ID number.

There is no difference in the accommodation application process; once you have your ID number you will just follow the instructions for new undergraduate students.

Go to accommodation

3. Contacting Student Finance England

If you gain a place through Clearing and Adjustment and you haven't applied for finance you will need to do this as soon as possible. If you have already applied for finance, but there have been any changes to your course or university, then you will need to update them. Watch Student Finance England's short video on what you need to know about finance through Clearing and Adjustment:


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