2019 Clearing Advice and Tips
We understand that Clearing can be a stressful and daunting time, so here are a few tips from our dedicated team, a ULaw graduate and a current Business School student (both of whom came through Clearing), to help you make the process as stress-free as possible.
If you’re unhappy with your grades on results day, don’t panic says Lauren Michaelides, a graduate of the ULaw LLB who came through Clearing:
Talk to as many people as you can. Talk to the people around you and the officials such as UCAS and your shortlist of universities before making your decision. I rushed into accepting a place on results day (before accepting my place at ULaw) because I felt pressured and didn’t give myself a chance to think.Lauren Michaelides
Know Your Options
It’s always good to keep an open mind and have a backup list of other options.
By considering ULaw as one of your Clearing choices, you’ll have the option of choosing from our range of practical-focused undergraduate law and business degrees, all taught by qualified professionals with real business experience:
- Full-time - 3 years
- Full-time accelerated - 2 years
- Full-time with foundation - 4 years
- Online - 4 years
You’ll also have the option of taking your pick from campuses across the UK, including Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Manchester, all with close links to law firms and thriving business centres.
Learn more about our campus locations.
Talk to the Clearing Team
Our Clearing hotline team are very experienced and will be ready and waiting to hear from you, with extended opening times from 16 to 20 August. They’ll be able to talk you through everything, giving you the information and advice you need to make the process as easy as possible.
I was upset on results day, so checked the ULaw Clearing website and phoned the hotline. They were kind, helpful and happy to listen and understand what I wanted. Unlike some places there was no pressure just lots of good advice.Lauren Michaelides
Make sure you have the following to hand to make it as easy and quick a process as possible:
- Your UCAS personal ID
- Your email address
- Your exam results
- Your course of choice
Use Your Time Wisely
Don’t rush into anything, but also make sure you’re proactive with your time. Doing your research is essential. Find out as much relevant information as possible. A helpful guide is The Guardian study law series. To help you make a confident firm decision, arrange a campus visit. This way you’ll get a real feel for where you may be spending the next couple of years.
At ULaw we run drop-in campus visits at all our locations – our friendly team will be able to show you around, run through course information and discuss funding and accommodation.
I'd advise any other students going through Clearing to just be organised. Know what you want to do and put a checklist in place.James Walters
Don't give up and keep in touch
Those who act fast and are prepared will get the best chance of successfully securing a place, but Clearing is open until 20 September, so don’t panic. We’ll still be here to help.
There were people ready and waiting to talk to me on the phone. They understood I was upset with my grades and were compassionate and helpful; what started out as a disappointing day turned out to be the decision-making day of my life so far. The staff were lovely, respectful and sensitive. They made everything stress free.Lauren Michaelides
Keep up to date with ULaw Clearing through our Twitter page, where we’ll post latest information about our courses, funding, bursaries and answering your Clearing questions.
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