Skip to main content

It looks like you have JavaScript turned off

Pretty much everything should work. But you may find some components look slightly off as a result. You can find out what JavaScript is here. If you don't have JavaScript turned off, or if something doesn't work that you think should do, please get in touch.

News: Take the con­fu­sion out of Clear­ing with our top tips

From now to Octo­ber, you can apply for a course using Clear­ing if: you’re not already hold­ing an offer from a uni­ver­si­ty or col­lege, the course still has places, and you have your results.

Going through Clear­ing and try­ing to find a uni­ver­si­ty-lev­el place can be stress­ful, but it is impor­tant not to pan­ic — there are lots of options avail­able. Take a look at our top tips for tak­ing the con­fu­sion out of Clearing.

1. Don't panic

It is impor­tant to stay as calm as you can and remem­ber you’re not alone! Every year thou­sands of stu­dents find a uni­ver­si­ty-lev­el place through clear­ing, so there are lots of peo­ple in the same boat as you!

2. Do your research – and not just the course you want to study!

Although it can be tempt­ing to make a snap deci­sion, it is impor­tant to do your research, as you need to ensure you will be com­fort­able with study­ing at your cho­sen col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty for a num­ber of years. 

Your research needs to look beyond the course, so look up things such as stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion, facil­i­ties at your col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty, and the local area.

Did you know…

Not­ting­ham Col­lege has the high­est stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion rate of col­leges in the East Mid­lands (2018÷19 Nation­al Stu­dent Survey). 

The lat­est Grad­u­ate Out­comes Sur­vey showed that 94% of Not­ting­ham Col­lege HE stu­dents were in employ­ment or fur­ther study with­in 15 months of fin­ish­ing their course!

3. Have your key information to hand.

Every­one for­gets infor­ma­tion under pres­sure, so before call­ing the Clear­ing hot­line, it’s a good idea to write down all your per­son­al infor­ma­tion such as your UCAS details, results and your cho­sen course. Then it’s easy to reel off when you’re on the phone. 

4. Make the call

Find a qui­et place to call the Clear­ing hot­line for your cho­sen insti­tu­tion – The Not­ting­ham Col­lege Clear­ing hot­line num­ber is: 0115 838 0610 and we have places left on lots of uni­ver­si­ty-lev­el cours­es.

It’s impor­tant you make the call your­self and have a pen and paper to hand so you can write down key information.

5. Log into UCAS to confirm your choices

Once you have spo­ken to your cho­sen col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty, they will nor­mal­ly give you a time peri­od, usu­al­ly 12 – 48 hours for which their offer is valid, so remem­ber to log onto UCAS and enter your Clear­ing choice as soon as you can.

Nottingham College Higher Education - a great place to be a student!

Are you won­der­ing if you can get a degree-lev­el qual­i­fi­ca­tion with­out mov­ing to anoth­er city and pay­ing a huge fee, only to be one of thou­sands at university?

At Not­ting­ham Col­lege, we offer many more options to make high­er edu­ca­tion (HE) acces­si­ble for you. With us, you can stay local whilst com­plet­ing accred­it­ed cours­es. Our fees are low­er than most uni­ver­si­ties, we have small­er class­es with plen­ty of one-to-one sup­port and great indus­try links for your post-HE life.

Don’t miss out on your place at Not­ting­ham Col­lege this Sep­tem­ber! Get in touch as soon as you have your results and secure your uni-lev­el place through Clearing.

You can find fur­ther infor­ma­tion, advice and sup­port regard­ing Clear­ing on the Clear­ing pages of our website.

Published on:
  • 8th August 2022 (9:00 AM)
Media enquiries

If you are a journalist and would like to contact us about this news story, our PR and Communications team will be happy to assist you.

Contact our PR team View more news stories