4 Steps to Help You Take Control of Clearing

Waiting for exam results can be stressful and generate a lot of anxiety, but there are things you can do right now to ease some of the anxiety and be a step ahead when it comes to Clearing 2020.

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A little confused about clearing? Don't worry, we are here to help. The video below will explain everything you need to know and you can also download this information on an easy to follow clearing guide.


You can start exploring and researching a new course right now. Whether you think you may not have the right exam results or you are having second thoughts about the choice you have made, you can research and make a shortlist of university courses that interest you. This is the whole point of clearing. Whether you want to make a late application, need a back-up if you do not get the right A levels or other qualifications or if you want to change to another university or course, you can prepare now and take the stress out of Clearing.


Now is an excellent opportunity to revisit your statement and reflect on the strengths, skills and experiences you highlighted when you filled your application, so you can communicate this clearly and effectively when you speak to UCAS and the universities you contact. Reading your statement again should also help you remember what your priorities were when you wrote it and establish what they are now – it may prompt you to consider different things when looking for new courses in Clearing. This will also help you keep in mind your experience and strengths if you are called for an interview or need to answer any questions over the phone.


  • Make sure you are not away on holiday when you are due to get your results – 13th of August
  • Involve your parents, teachers and others to support you and provide advice
  • Go into your school or college on exam results day to get the exact marks and UCAS points and talk with your teachers/lecture about next steps if you do not get the results you expect or if you want to change your choice of course or university


Clearing can be very stressful, but our team at the University of Cumbria are here to help. There are still spaces available in a few of our courses including Policing, Law, Nursing, Arts, Teaching and Science degrees. And if you don’t make the grades necessary, you can also do an Integrated Foundation Degree to get you ready for your course of choice.

Give our Clearing Hotline a call today on 0808 178 7373 for a free 1-2-1 discovery session with one of our experts to discuss your options. Stay focused. Go far. We’ve got you.