If you’re unfamiliar with how Clearing works, it might seem daunting. But if you follow a few simple steps, finding and applying for your ideal course can be a simple and straightforward process.
Do your research before you apply. If you’re thinking about changing your mind about your first choice university, or you think your exam results might not go to plan, make a head start on this. Think about what’s important to you, like the university's location, what course modules are like, how teaching is delivered, and what facilities are available. Clearing can open up range of opportunities, so when researching courses consider different degree titles that have similar course content. Speak to your teachers, parents and friends, who may have advice on what would suit you best. If you have any questions while you’re researching, note these down to ask when you call or visit universities.
There's no better way of finding out whether a university is right for you than visiting in person, so if you apply to Salford through Clearing, we offer a range of ways to find out more about us. During June and July, we're putting on campus tours, Clearing information sessions and open days. Join us to learn more about student life at the University of Salford and ask us your questions about Clearing.
I was almost going to study somewhere different, but after going to Salford’s Applicant Visit Day I changed my mind. I instantly felt I would be in the right hands here. The University of Salford has so many incredible facilities, societies, study spaces and opportunities. It’s one of the best choices I’ve made.
Helena Wright – BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
Once you’ve decided on the course you want to study and you have your exam results, you can call us to apply. If you don’t have your exam results yet but want to ask us a question, our Clearing advisors will also be happy to help. Before you speak to us it’s worth getting a few details prepared so that you feel calmer and more organised on the call. We’ll need to know your UCAS ID number, Clearing number, contact details and exam results if you have these (including your GCSE grades and any other qualifications that are relevant to your application). Remember, you’re the only person we can discuss your application with, so you’ll need to make the call yourself.