UCAS Clearing 2016

All the information you need to prepare yourself for the final stages of the UCAS application cycle: Adjustment, Confirmation and UCAS Clearing 2016. Find everything you need if you're hoping to study at Northumbria University this year.

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CLEARING HOTLINE:  +44 (0)80 0085 1085

Hotline opening times:

  • Friday 19 August 8.30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 20 August 10 – 2pm
  • Monday 22 – Thursday 25 August 8.30 – 5pm
  • Friday 26 August 8:30 - 4:30pm

Every year, thousands of students use UCAS' Clearing and Adjustment services. It is an opportunity for you to make changes to your plans if you are not holding any offers, or find a new course or institution if your results are different to what you expected. 

But what can you do to prepare now - whether you're an applicant or a parent/guardian? Get all the facts you need about UCAS Clearing courses, Confirmation, and Adjustment - and make sure you're ready with a clear strategy on results day 2016.

Got a place through Clearing? Visit us...

Congratulations on securing your place and welcome to Northumbria! If you wish to visit to get a feel for the campus you can drop in during any of the following times;

  • Thursday 18 August 10 – 5pm
  • Friday 19 August 10 – 4pm
  • Saturday 20 August 10 – 2pm (Campus Tours Only)

You will have the opportunity to have a look around the campus, meet with current students and chat with staff from our Student Support & Wellbeing and Accommodation services. There will also be a chance to view and apply for available accommodation.

On arrival on campus head to the reception area in the Business & Law School (CCE1).

Travel directions

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What does University Clearing, Confirmation and Adjustment mean?

You've applied to university and got your results - what happens next?

  • Check UCAS Track for the status of your place.
  • If you have met the conditions of your firm offer – congratulations! You can celebrate – you don’t need to call your university, as they will send you information about how to enrol. This is Confirmation.
  • If you have not met the conditions of your firm offer and have not been offered a place, but you have enough points for your insurance choice, you will be accepted for your insurance place. UCAS will let you know and your insurance choice university will tell you how to enrol. This is also Confirmation.
  • If you have not met the requirements of your firm or insurance choice institutions, or you have changed your mind about where you want to go or your course, you can enter UCAS Clearing.
  • If you have done better than you expected you can confirm your firm choice, or apply to another course or university with your higher points. This is known as Adjustment.

If you have questions about places at Northumbria University, call us on 0800 085 1085.

If you're a parent or guardian, find out what happens on results day so you're ready to help if needed.

We hope these pages help you to prepare for UCAS Clearing and Confirmation 2016.


UCAS Clearing Video Gallery

Watch our short, informative guides to help you through each part of the UCAS Clearing process.

What is University Clearing?

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What information do I need?

Information you need for applying through UCAS Clearing from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

What do I do next about UCAS Clearing 2016?

What do I do if I'm in Clearing from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

Questions and Contacts

Please note you can also call us on the Freephone number 0800 085 1085 

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Clearing Course Search

Search online to view our courses in clearing. If you don’t quite have our standard entry requirements but are close to them then do give us a call as it may still be possible to consider you.

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Clearing Guide Mobile App

We know you probably have lots of questions and/or even worries around results day, so, we thought you might find our brand new Clearing Guide app a useful source of information to help you through the UCAS Clearing and Confirmation process!

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Additional Qualifications

You may not be aware but Northumbria University accept a number of ‘additional’ qualifications which can be counted towards your UCAS points total*

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Clearing Experiences

UCAS Clearing can seem like a really scary and daunting experience but it's actually quite a positive and stress-free process for most students. To help you understand UCAS Clearing and see how positive it can be we asked a number of our students who came to us through Clearing to tell us their experiences.

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Advice for Parents and Guardians

Help your son or daughter stay calm by working with them to prepare for what will happen if they enter UCAS Clearing on results day 2016