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Solent University is here to support you through every step of the clearing process, helping to make it as straightforward as possible.

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What is clearing...

... and how does it work?

Clearing is a process which helps those who have not yet confirmed a place at university. Every university in the UK will be running some kind of Clearing service.

Your application may end up in Clearing if your results are different from your predicted grades; you've changed your mind since making your initial choices; or you’ve started your application later than 30 June 2021.

Find out more in our 52 Things To Do ultimate Clearing guide

Clearing sounds more complicated than it is. In reality, it can be broken down into three simple stages:

  • Researching courses.
  • Contacting universities.
  • Confirming your offer on UCAS Track.

If you still don’t know where you’ll be studying in September, it's a good idea to start contacting universities as soon as you receive your results.

Our top tips for Clearing

Check out our top tips video giving you advice on how to make the process as straightforward as possible, including being flexible, doing your research and most importantly not panicking.

Clearing tips

Key dates for Clearing 2021

Clearing opens

SQA Results Day

A-level results day

Clearing deadline

Clearing opens
SQA Results Day
A-level results day
Clearing deadline


Clearing virtual open days

Think Solent might be for you? Get a taste of life here on campus at one of our tailored Clearing virtual open days. 

At these events you'll be able to join a live Q&A session where you can ask our panel experts any questions you may have about Clearing, including applying through Clearing, accommodation options, and funding.

You'll also be able to join one of our course Q&As, hosted by our academic teams, where you can ask any course-related questions.

There will be a wealth of other resources too, including virtual campus and residence tours, life at Solent, and living in Southampton.

Clearing virtual open days

  • Tues 10 August, 12pm-2pm
  • Wed 11 August, 4pm-6pm
  • Sat 14 August, 12pm-2pm
  • Wed 18 August, 12pm-2pm
  • Wed 25 August, 12pm-2pm

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Clearing on-campus experience

Still want to head on site and get a feel for who we are and what we do? Our Clearing on-campus experience days, held during results week, will provide you with the opportunity to tour the Solent campus and one of our residences in small groups, led by one of our student ambassadors.

You'll also be able to visit the information fayre, where you can speak to our support teams about applying through Clearing, accommodation options, funding, and much more.

Clearing experience days

  • Wednesday 11 August, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm
  • Thursday 12 August, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm
  • Friday 13 August, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm
  • Saturday 14 August, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm

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One of our open days at Solent University


Clearing campus tours

We'll also be running a number of small group tours of the Solent campus throughout July, August and September - giving you even more opportunities to visit us. These tours are led by one of our student ambassadors.

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Ready for anything

Campus safety 

We’re committed to keeping our community safe, and we are continually updating our response to Covid-19 in line with government guidelines to ensure students, staff and the public are as safe as possible. We've also put plans in place so students have access to the learning facilities and specialist equipment they need, alongside a range of dynamic virtual teaching tools which our academics will use to deliver engaging and challenging online learning and teaching.

Read our Covid-19 response

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More than just a roof over your head

Once you’re placed with us our accommodation team will be in touch within 24 working hours to invite you to apply for accommodation. If you need accessible accommodation please contact us before you apply to discuss your needs and our availability for purpose-built rooms.

We have five student residences with a range of rooms to suit budgets and requirements. Want to see and learn more? Visit the accommodation pages which include walking tours to give you an idea of where you could be living, subject to availability. For more information on accommodation options and support in applying for accommodation, please contact us.    

Rather rent in the private sector? No problem! Our close links with local landlords will make the process as safe and easy as possible. The SASSH (Southampton Accreditation Scheme for Student Housing) scheme is just one of the ways we are improving the standard of private accommodation for our students.




Funding your studies

The cost of going to university can be a big worry, but there's plenty of financial support on offer from the Government, and other sources, to help ensure that financial circumstances aren't a barrier to gaining a higher education qualification. Sources of financial support include:

  • Tuition fee loans
  • Maintenance loans
  • University support grants and bursaries
  • University scholarships

Some financial support is repayable. Government tuition fee and maintenance loans are repayable once you are earning over £25,725. See the GOV.UK website for full information about tuition fees.

University grants, bursaries and scholarships are non-repayable. Regardless of your individual situation, you will have easy access to a range of financial support services throughout your studies. Our team of dedicated advisers are here to help with all aspects of student finance. Find out more.

If you have a disability or other people are dependent on your income, you may be eligible for additional grants and benefits.









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