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Going through the Clearing process can be daunting, check out our top tips video giving you advice on how to make the process as straightforward as possible, including visiting universities, being flexible, doing your research and most importantly not panicking.

 

Get in touch

Found a course? The next step is to have a chat with our Clearing advice team. Student ambassadors, academics and admissions experts are on hand to help guide you through every aspect of the Clearing process. Call 023 8001 1722 to get started.

Not feeling chatty? No problem. The team will also be answering questions via web chat, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.

To hear the latest news first, add us as a WhatsApp contact (07712 402951) and send us your full name.

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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 2018.

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

Going through the Clearing process can be daunting, check out our top tips video giving you advice on how to make the process as straightforward as possible, including visiting universities, being flexible, doing your research and most importantly not panicking.

Key dates

Clearing opens

Solent's Clearing Hotline opens

QCF BTEC results day

RQF BTEC and A-level results day

Clearing deadline

Clearing opens
Solent's Clearing Hotline opens
QCF BTEC results day
RQF BTEC and A-level results day
Clearing deadline

Clearing events

Welcome home

Think Solent might be for you? Get a taste of life here on campus at one of our tailored Clearing events. Plan your accommodation, visit our campuses and get acquainted with the city before you arrive to start your course in September.

  • Campus visit days are perfect for students who are hoping to start a degree in September 2018.
  • Tour our facilities and find out more about student life here in Southampton.
  • Find out exactly what Solent has to offer by attending informative university presentations.
  • Catch up with the Clearing team, who will be on hand to provide one-to-one advice on any aspect of your application.

Other events around the Clearing period include drop-in sessions, campus tours and individual visits. You can also join our Clearing experts in a variety of live videos we'll be hosting on social media. Follow us to tune in and find out more.

Accommodation

More than just a roof over your head

We know that finding a place to call home can be one of the biggest concerns for students who apply to us through Clearing and, as a result, accommodation for a standard room in student residences is guaranteed providing a study offer is accepted by 28 August 2018.  

Once you’re placed with us our Accommodation team will be in touch within 24 working hours to invite you to apply for your room, which will be allocated in either University-owned accommodation or our partner providers. If you need accessible accommodation please contact us before you apply to discuss your needs and our availability for purpose-built rooms.

Choose from more than 2,000 rooms spread across six student residences. Rooms are designed to suit a range of budgets and requirements, from simple study bedrooms to en-suite rooms and studio flats.

Want to see more? Our 360 tours can give you an interactive sneak peek inside two of our most popular buildings. 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 and Southampton’s many private student accommodation providers 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.

Finance

Funding your studies

Many students are eligible for financial support of some kind. Common sources of financial support include:

  • maintenance loans,
  • tuition fee loans,
  • special support grants,
  • scholarships,
  • and bursaries.

Some sources of finance are totally non-repayable. Others will need to be paid back once you are earning over £25,000, further details can be found here.

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.

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