We open for Clearing on 5 July 2023. To support you through the process and help you make the best decisions for your future, we’ve created a useful checklist to help you prepare.
First step: don’t panic. Clearing isn’t scary but if you follow our helpful hints, it’ll make the process easier than ever.
“My experience of joining ULaw through Clearing was, to my surprise, very simple and stress-free. Clearing at ULaw is an extremely efficient process, and the specialist advisors could not be more helpful and informative. With the process being so easy and well organised, it really highlighted to me that I’d made the right decision and strengthened my faith in joining ULaw.” Student Alisha Martin
Preparing for Clearing
If you think you might want to participate in Clearing, then it’s time to think ahead. Use the time before Clearing opens wisely and get to know your options. Research the topics you’re most interested in and the universities that provide them.
If you’re applying for the first time after 30 June, you’ll need to register and make a full application, including your personal statement. When you submit your application, you’ll receive a welcome email to access UCAS’s Track service, where you’ll also receive your Clearing number. That’s when you can access Clearing’s services, including course and place searches and the ‘ask advice’ feature.
At The University of Law, we run many online events to provide you with details on our courses and what it’s like to study with us. These are mostly interactive, so you can get the answers to any questions you may have. You can book a place at these events on our events webpage.
Most institutions also provide online open days or virtual campus tours to help you get a feel for what life is like there. Remember, if you have any questions get in touch with the university, they’ll be happy to help.
Create a contact list
After you’ve done your research, put together a list of universities you’re interested in attending and their Clearing contact details. This way you’ll be ready when the phone lines open. Our Clearing hotline number is 0808 301 9846.
You can keep up-to-date with The University of Law Clearing through our social channels, where we’ll post all the latest information about our courses, funding and bursaries as well as answer your Clearing questions.
Applying through Clearing
Clearing opens on Wednesday 5 July 2023, but before you call us you will need:
- Your Clearing Number: This number can be found on your UCAS Track page and you’ll need to give it to every university you phone. Some universities won’t even talk to you without your Clearing Number so have it ready.
- Your email address
- Your exam results: not only will you need to give potential universities your exam results, but you’ll need to be prepared to answer questions about why you haven’t met your predicted grades.
- Your course of choice
- Your personal statement: you’re going to have to sell yourself to potential universities so bullet point the important parts of your personal statement so you can list your personal and academic qualities.
Remember, Clearing isn’t just for people who didn’t achieve the grades they hoped for. Clearing is also perfect for those:
- Applying for the first time after 30 June
- Didn’t receive any offers
- Didn’t want to accept any of the offers you received
- Didn’t meet the conditions of your offers.
After your place is confirmed
If you've already applied to Student Finance, you'll need to let them know that your institution and course has changed. This is very important as it could affect what you're entitled to. Full-time students can make changes to their course or university details online through Student Finance England.
To make a change, log in to your online account and navigate to: My Account > Make changes to my application > Change your course
If you haven’t yet applied for Student Finance, you'll need to apply right away. You can apply online through the Student Finance website.
If you’re not using Student Finance, you can learn more about paying your fees on our course fees and funding webpage.
If you're moving away from home to study with us, you'll need to find somewhere to live. Go to your chosen campus page to find out how our accommodation team can help you find suitable accommodation nearby.
Alternatively, if you already know what kind of accommodation you’re looking for, you can visit the Student Pad website to start your search.
If you have a disability or learning difficulty and would like to speak to someone about what measures can be put in place to assist you, contact our Disability Support & Inclusion Service team as soon as you can. We can work with you to help meet any tuition, technical, library or exam challenges before starting your course.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01483 216657
You can find out more about the support we can offer you and hear first-hand from students who have used our service on our Support Services webpage.