Skip to main content
Solent Unviersity Southampton Logo


We're here to help 

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

Get in touch

Found a course? Got questions about how Clearing works? Feel free to email us at

Want to know more about studying at Solent? Talk to a current student about all things university on Unibuddy. 

Find a student

Register your interest

Keep up to date with everything you need to know about Clearing.

Complete the form

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 2022.

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 2022

Get ready for a closer look

Clearing advice days

Dates: Friday 19 August and Monday 22 August
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Solent University, East Park Terrace campus

What to expect

At our Clearing advice days, you'll be able to speak to our specialist teams in person about Clearing, how to apply, key dates and deadlines, and top tips for clearing applicants. You'll also have the opportunity to find out more about Solent University, our facilities, our support services, and accommodation options.

* Please note: academic presence will not be available at these events, however, you will be able to speak to our Clearing team about available courses.

Programme overview

  • 2pm Visit the information hub and speak to our specialist teams about. accommodation, funding, and student support, and find out more about the city you could be living in.
  • 2.30pm Presentation: Applying through Clearing and the Solent student experience.
  • 3.15pm Explore the campus with a student ambassador.
  • 4pm Visit the student residences to see where you could be living in September.

Bookings will open on 30 June 2022.

A student and her parent looking at a Solent open day programme


Campus tours

Can’t make it to a Clearing advice day?

Why not attend a campus tour. You'll be guided around the campus by one of our student ambassadors and shown the main facilities. Please note, at this time we're unable to include the residences on the tour.

Bookings will open on 30 June 2022.

Can't make it to campus?

You can take a virtual tour of Solent University, right from the comfort of your own home!

Explore our Sports Complex, teaching facilities, accomodation, and more.

Take a tour

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


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 about finance.

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









Clearing opens on Tuesday 5 July