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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.

Our Clearing operators in front of the pod

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.

 

Clearing hotline opening hours

Thursday 15 August: 7.30am - 7.30pm
Friday 16 August: 7.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 17 August: 9am - 5pm
Sunday 18 August: closed
Monday 19 August - Thursday 22 August: 9am - 5pm
Friday 23 August: 9am-4.30pm
Monday 26 August (bank holiday): closed

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 2019.

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

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 for Clearing 2019

Clearing opens

Solent's Clearing Hotline opens

QCF BTEC results day

SQA Results Day

BTEC and A-level results day

Clearing deadline

Clearing opens
Solent's Clearing Hotline opens
QCF BTEC results day
SQA Results Day
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.

  • Our Clearing events are perfect for students who are hoping to start a degree in September 2019.
  • Tour our facilities (including our brand new Sports Complex) 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 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.

Missed our Clearing open events? If you're still interested in visiting Solent before our next general open day in September, please email admissions@solent.ac.uk and they'll be able to assist with your enquiry.

Accommodation

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 your room, which will be allocated in University-owned accommodation.

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.

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 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

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. For full information about tuition fees please see here.

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 here.

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

Call us today:
023 8001 1722