As results day draws closer here at Bolton University we do often except students through clearing. Clearing can be a stressful time for parents and guardians so here is some helpful tips to prepare and know what to do during the clearing process.
What is Clearing?
Clearing is for students who want to go to university but didn't receive the grades or no longer want to go to their first or insurance university choices. It is also an opportunity for any students who did not manage to get a university offer.
1. How can I be supportive the day before?
If your child is nervous about their results, it’s a good idea to think about their 'plan B' in advance of results day, and to discuss Clearing with them as a worthwhile option. This will help make the often daunting thought of clearing easier on the day. Aside from preparing for clearing it is a good idea to make some fun plans in the days running up to results so that they can keep their mind off their results.
We did a lot of talking as a family. It's an obvious thing but we reassured her that she had tried her hardest, and whatever the outcome, we were proud of everything she had achieved. We also planned a few treats in the run up to results day like a trip to London, [going to the] theatre, etc to try to take her mind off it. - Julie, Portsmouth (Parent)
If it doesn't go to plan on the day just make sure they have their UCAS login and Personal statement ready.
2. On the day
If they just miss out on their place it is a good decision to give the university a call and see if they have any places to offer. The can look for the course we still have available on the UCAS clearing section. If it best to apply for the the courses in clearing once they are firmly set on their decision as course are snapped but quickly but make sure they don't rush and pick the wrong course.
For more information you can check out the Which University guide to Clearing.
Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.
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