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How to prepare for Clearing – our Clearing tips

Preparing ahead of Clearing is very important so you make the right decision and chose your best course. At University of East London we’ve collated a Clearing guide that includes useful Clearing advice, top tips and do’s and don’ts to help you through this process.

Don’t panic about finding a university place – do keep calm

Stay positive and keep an open mind. If you had your mind set on a particular course that is no longer available, give University of East London a call and we can help you find other similar courses that still have availability through Clearing. There are often many options that can lead to the same career pathway.

Make sure you keep in contact with family and friends as this is not a decision you want to rush into and they can help support and advise you on the day. It may also be a good idea to follow your top universities on social media so you get a feel for them in the run up to Clearing.

Don’t be on holiday on results day – do be available to make calls

That celebratory holiday can wait. Make sure you are home and near a phone on results day. As courses are on a first come first served basis, it is important that you are able to communicate with your university of choice in the days after you receive your results.

Do be patient on results day – don’t hang up if lines are busy

The University of East London call centre is well-staffed, so you won’t be waiting long to get through to someone. Make sure your laptop and phone are fully charged just in case you do have to wait in a queue. Remain patient on the day and listen to supportive parents and teachers on the day – they may be able to advise you on your next steps.

Do your course research now – don’t leave it until results day

Ahead of Results day it is important you research your preferred courses. The University of East London Course Search page has all the information you need – but should you want to speak with one of our academics – give us a call and we can put you in touch.

You can also speak with current students to find out about their University of East London experience. Speak to a student.

Make sure to make a list of all your potential questions you may have, including the University’s approach to Covid-19. Visit our Covid-19 information page

Do make a note of Clearing hotline numbers – don’t be in a last-minute rush

Clearing works on a first-come-first-served basis so make sure you have the number ready as well as opening hours and any other methods of contact including Clearing forms, social media, webchats etc.

Do have your results and UCAS number when you call – don’t be unprepared

Preparation is key to reducing stress and making the process as simple as possible on the day. Make sure you have copies of your academic results ready, should you need to send these.

If you have not yet applied through UCAS, read our guide to applying without UCAS here.

Don’t delay on results day – do call ASAP to secure your place

Call ASAP to secure your place and avoid disappointment. You can reach UEL’s Clearing team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333.

Do register with the Student Room – don’t miss their emails on course availability

Student Room will email you personalised updates throughout Clearing to alert on course availability so you can get a place on the right course for you. Visit the student room

Visit our Clearing pages

Alternatively, you can check out our A-Level results page and the BTEC results page for more information.