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Get ready for clearing

This video 'Solent University, Clearing is now OPEN' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

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.

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.

Clearing stories

Watch and learn from students who were in the same position as you and learn about their experience of applying to Solent through Clearing.

  • Headshot of Aramanta Barker

    BSc (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Production

  • Headshot photo of Maxwell O'Leary Mullock

    BA (Hons) Football Business Management

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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.

This video 'Top-tips for Clearing' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.


Why choose Solent

  • Our city centre campus gives students access to all the benefits of the south coast's biggest city - whether that's shopping, culture, diversity, sport, or career opportunities.
  • Our teaching is designed to get you thinking. We offer a mix of engaging online and on-campus teaching over three main approaches: directed learning, collaborative learning, and guided learning.
  • We are an Adobe Creative Campus, offering free student access to Adobe's suite of professional-grade creative software.
  • We are working towards a 33% carbon reduction target by implementing a range of energy efficiency projects across our campuses.

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Days to remember

5 July 2022

Clearing opens

14 July 2022

Uni/college decisions due

21 July 2022

Reply to your offers

9 August 2022

Results day SQA

18 August 2022

Results day A Levels

Visit Solent at an open day

We're holding open days over the Clearing period where you'll be able to find out more about Solent, our facilities, our student support, and accommodation options.

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Find your accommodation

Once you've secured your place on your course, our accommodation team will be in touch to invite you to apply for accommodation. We have five student residences with a range of rooms to suit budgets and requirements. If you need accessible accommodation, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Accommodation options
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Finance 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
Read more about financing your studies

Student support

All students at Solent have access to a number of specialist support services. Whether you're having financial difficulty, need additional help with academic skills, or want advice on setting up your own business, our dedicated student support teams are there when you need them.

Student support at Solent

Living in Southampton

Southampton is a vibrant, multicultural and modern city. It's big enough to have something for everyone, yet small enough to feel like a real community. Beautiful city centre parks, an electric night-time economy and a thriving arts and music scene all meet to offer residents something truly unique.

As a Solent student you'll experience life as part of Southampton’s 30,000-strong student community. Our campus (and five halls of residence) are all in the heart of the city, so you'll never be far from the things that make life in Southampton great.

Discover Southampton