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Get ready for A Level results day with our Clearing Clinic

The day you get your A Level results is a hive of activity, especially if you’re considering your options through Clearing, so it’s a good idea to do some prep work in the run up to it. To help you get your head around everything that is Clearing, we’re running a Clearing Clinic on Facebook Live, starting at 4pm on Thursday 9 August.

The day you get your A Level results is a hive of activity, especially if you’re considering your options through Clearing, so it’s a good idea to do some prep work in the run up to it. To help you get your head around everything that is Clearing, we’re running a Clearing Clinic on Facebook Live, starting at 4pm on Thursday 9 August.

What is a Clearing Clinic?

Our Clearing Clinic is an opportunity for you to ask everything you want to know about Clearing and the whole process of going through it. It gives you the chance to speak to our experts about how to apply through Clearing, what you’ll need to do so, and how you can prepare in case you decide to go through the Clearing process.

Facebook Live

We’ve chosen to broadcast our Clearing Clinic through Facebook Live so that you can join in during the clinic to ask your questions and get an immediate response from one of our expert panellist. You can post your questions to our Twitter and Facebook accounts before or during the event.

Another great benefit of using Facebook Live is that it’s recorded, so we’ll be posting the video on our Facebook page for you to revisit as and when you need the information. This can be really helpful if other questions occur to you after the clinic happens – it could be that someone else asked us and we’ve already answered it, so you can replay it to find out what other useful bits of advice feature throughout the clinic.

Our expert panellists

As for our panel, we’ve lined up an experienced team to field your questions: Claire Latham, Georgie Akers, Helen Carter and Hannah Pike.

Claire is our Undergraduate Admissions Manager, with 10 years of experience in the Admissions team at ULaw, having worked at other universities before that. She’s an expert in managing complex Clearing and Admissions queries. “I like how busy it gets during Clearing. Being able to help students who may be worried or upset by giving them options so they can choose what to do next is really rewarding,” she says.

Georgie has been one of our Admissions Officers for two years, so has plenty of experience of handling Clearing enquiries. For her the highlight of Clearing is being able to make offers to students. Even if you can’t make the clinic, Georgie’s top piece of advice is “don’t panic when you get your results. The likelihood is that you will be able to get in somewhere. Don’t just look at the university website and think there’s no way you can get in. Just call; don’t ever think there’s no chance you’ll be given an offer. We’ll always see if there is something we can do.”

Helen is one of our Senior Tutors, having previously worked as a teacher and barrister before becoming a university lecturer. She has worked at ULaw for 11 years, teaching on the undergraduate LLB since its inception in 2012. Helen’s top piece of advice to anyone applying through Clearing is to “not panic and make sure you still keep your head in making decisions which are good for your future”.

Hannah has worked as our Student Recruitment Manager for 18 months. A large part of her job is talking to prospective students, so she’s really in tune with what A Level graduates are looking for and has loads of great information about all our undergraduate courses. She advises: "Don't worry about your results; there isn't anything you can do to change them now. Almost every single university has clearing places so as long as you are on the ball you will probably get a place."

Hot topics

From our experience of frequently asked Clearing questions, we’re expecting to have a focus on subjects like the application process, deadlines, course options and entry requirements. We also regularly get queries to do with our scholarships, disability services, learning support and fees. But that isn’t the extent of what we’ll be talking about. It’s really up to you what we discuss, so send in your questions on anything to do with Clearing.

All are welcome

Our Clearing Clinic is open to all. Whether you’re an A Level graduate or current student, parent, teacher or partner, if you’ve got a question about Clearing, we’re happy to help.

Send us your questions via Facebook or Twitter and be sure to check it out on Facebook Live from 4pm on Thursday 9 August.