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Clearing advice for parents and supporters

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Find out how you can support your child if they're applying to university through Clearing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Applying to university can be a daunting time for students, and an equally daunting time for parents and guardians.​

It’s important to make sure that your child is making the right decision, and we’re here to support both you and them through the application process.

If you’re a parent looking to support your child's application through Clearing, we have a number of Clearing resources available for you:

Searching for courses in Clearing

We publish a list of all courses in Clearing​ so that your child can see what's available. If they find a course that they're interested in, ask them to call us or contact us via live chat, and we'll discuss the options with them. If they have their results and meet our criteria, we should be able to offer a place there and then.

Clearing accommodation

There’s no need to worry about accommodation if your child is applying for university during Clearing, and often there are still multiple options available.

View our Clearing accommodation information to find out more, and get in touch with our accommodation team directly if you have any specific concerns or questions about student accommodation for your child.

Student finance

It’s not too late to apply for student finance if your child is applying to university through Clearing. If an application has already been submitted, it’s important to make sure you update this as soon as possible to ensure that the information is correct.

If your child has not yet applied for student finance, there is still time! It’s important to make sure that you submit an application as soon as possible in order to receive the student loan when the course starts in September.

Get in touch with our money advice team​ if you have any specific questions regarding student finance.​​

Can I discuss my child's application with you?

We’re not able to speak to you regarding your child's application unless they have nominated you on their UCAS form, or have provided us with permission to discuss this with you.​

We can, however, answer any general queries you may have about university, the application process or Clearing and we’d be more than happy to discuss these with you.​

Any questions?

Please get in touch on 01242 432414 or click the speech bubble in the corner to chat to us online.


Zoe Carpenter
Third year student: Animal Biology

“I decided to go through Clearing as I was unsure what I wanted to do at the time. What I found helpful is that the university have good ties with almost all of the local landlords in the area making it easier to find houses if halls are full. I also liked that they rang me often while I was trying to find a house, just to update me - it helped make the whole process less stressful.”​


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