So, this is it - your last chance to apply for a course that still has places available for 2021 entry. Clearing is how Universities and other higher education providers fill any remaining places on their courses. Not everyone will go through Clearing but it’s important to know it’s an option if you need it and be prepared if things don’t quite go to plan on results day.
When is Clearing 2021?
You’ll find the most up-to-date list of clearing vacancies by using the UCAS Search Tool. This will go live on Monday 5 July, and you’ll have until 19 October to apply. However, spaces are often filled on a first come, first served basis, so it’s best to act as soon as possible, for the best chance to get the right course for you.
Do I need to use Clearing?
It’s always a good idea to have a browse at the clearing vacancies ahead of results day, even if you’re confident with your firm and insurance choices. There are lots of reasons why you might use Clearing to find a place at university. It could be that:
You’ve only just decided you want to continue with your studies and you’re applying after 30 June
You’ve had a change of heart or your circumstances have changed and you want to look at other options.
You didn’t receive any offers from your original UCAS application or you didn’t want to accept the offers you received.
You didn’t meet the conditions of your firm or insurance offers but still want to start university in 2021.
However, if you haven’t applied through UCAS previously, you’ve got your results and you know where you want to go and what you want to study, you may be able to apply directly to your chosen institution. Contact the admissions team (admissions@UA92.ac.uk) and they’ll be able to advise you on the best application route.
When will I get my results?
With most exams cancelled this year, and grades being assessed by teachers, results day is happening earlier than normal. This is to allow extra time for any appeals. A-level results day is on Tuesday 10 August. Other qualifications may vary slightly. According to Ofqual BTEC results are due to be published week of the 9 August, in previous years BTEC results have been released to students on the same day as A-level results so it's likely to be the same this year. International Baccalaureate (IB) results come out earlier on Monday 5 July.
What will happen on results day?
For the majority of students, results day will go one of two ways:
You get the results you need to meet the conditions of either your firm or insurance choice – Congratulations, you’re in! You’ve been firmly accepted at one of your choices. You don’t need to do anything further at this point. Track will update within 5-7 days and display your UCAS confirmation letter (AS12) which tells you more about what to do next. So go and celebrate!
You don’t get the results you need to get onto your course - first things first, don’t panic! Check your status in UCAS Track and see if you’ve been offered an alternative course. If you’re only a few marks short you might still be considered or you may choose to appeal your results. If you accept the decision, all is not lost. You can search for a place on a course that has vacancies for 2021 entry, using the UCAS Search Tool. A full list of vacancies is also published in the Telegraph newspaper and some Universities will list their vacancies on their website.
What to do if I’m in Clearing?
Your status in Track should say either ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’. You can then search the clearing vacancies using the tools mentioned above. Remember, courses will be filling places all the time so it’s best to use the online tool available if possible as this will show the most up-to-date list. Once you have found a course you are interested in you will need to make contact and speak to the admissions advisor. For UA92 courses contact the Clearing Helpline on 0300 131 9292 or email clearing@UA92.ac.uk. Make sure you have your clearing number and personal ID number to hand. Once you have a verbal offer you can go to the ‘Your Choices’ section in Track and add a Clearing choice.
How do I apply to UA92 through Clearing?
It’s really simple – just give us a call on 0300 131 9292 or email us at email@example.com. Have your results, UCAS Personal ID and Clearing number to hand and we will check you meet the entry requirements for the course. If all is well, we’ll make you a verbal offer over the phone and confirm via email. You can then log in to UCAS Track and add the course as a clearing choice. You’ll need our institution code, which is U01 and the course code for the course you are applying for. For UA92 3-year degree courses, our course codes are as follows:
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (3 years) - N921
BA (Hons) Accounting and Business (3 years) - N621
BA (Hons) Business Studies (3 years) - N922
BA (Hons) Software Development (3 years) - C621
BA (Hons) Journalism - P921
BA (Hons) Media and Communications (3 years) - P922
BA (Hons) Physical Education (3 years) - X921
BA (Hons) Sports Journalism (3 years) - P920
BA (Hons) Sports Management (3 years) - N291
BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (3 years) - C921
BA (Hons) Sports Media and Communications (3 years) - P925
For CertHE and Accelerated options please see our course search.
Do I need to apply again for Student Finance?
If you've previously made an application for student finance then no. You can log in to your account and make an amend to your original application – it’s that simple! If you haven't already applied for Student Finance then we suggest you get started with this as soon as possible – you can find out more about Student Finance and apply here.
Is it too late to get student accommodation?
There are often many options for student accommodation within easy reach of the campus. Find out more about our fantastic student accommodation options at UA92 and how to apply here.
What are the entry requirements?
Our entry tariffs for September 2021 are 48 UCAS Points for a Cert HE course, 72 for a Degree course (3 years) and 104 for an Accelerated Degree.
Here are some examples of the areas we will cover in both subjects:
Over three years, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the disciplines and practice of accounting and finance, alongside the theoretical and practical skills you’ll need to really shine in the workplace. Then, invaluably, you’ll have opportunity to prove your knowledge, taking part in placements where you can apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace.
Work-based placements are a key aspect of your UA92 degree. This is your chance to gain relevant experience and see how what you learn in the classroom applies in the workplace. It’s your opportunity to develop your skills and competencies – and build a CV that will wow prospective employers.
The course is modular, and your studies will combine lectures, seminars, workshops and practical exercises. By studying a wide range of topics in accounting and finance, alongside work placements, you will discover your own strengths and enthusiasms. This combination of practical and theoretical-based study will help you build an amazing competencies portfolio that will prove to future employers your well-rounded and deep understanding.
Alongside a syllabus focused on the practice and theory of financial management as a career, our specially developed Target Talent Curriculum will help you develop your wider professional workplace skills. From encouraging you to present like a pro through to helping you apply entrepreneurial principles in all you do, we hope you’ll outshine the graduate job market competition and offer your employer the skills they’re looking for.
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