By Study Inn

For those who have recently finished sixth form or college, the 18th August 2022 is likely to be one of the most important days of your life so far. That’s because this is when you’ll receive your A-level results, and discover whether you’ve made it into your first choice university, your reserve, or neither.

For those who fall into the latter camp, it can be a scary experience. Many of the students who don’t get the grades they hoped for claim to feel lost, directionless, and slightly overwhelmed. While this all sounds rather daunting, however, your hopes of attending university are far from over.

If you still want to continue with your education, you can try going through clearing instead, to find a place on another course and at a different institution. Here is what this means for your time at university.

Clearing: what course and which university?

For those who find themselves failing to achieve the grades they wanted, it is important to remember that your university journey is not finished. You can almost certainly still participate in higher education, but it may have to be a different course and/or at a different institution than the one you were hoping to attend.

Nonetheless, you’ll find you have plenty of options open to you, with some people able to either study the course they’d hoped to at a different university or attend the university they wanted to but study a different subject.

If you decide to go through clearing, you should think about your decision carefully, making sure you won’t be disappointed down the line if you settle for a university experience that’s different to the one you’d dreamed of.

Start by searching for a relevant course using the UCAS tool, which lists all courses at UK universities with places available at the time.

If you find a course you are interested in, contact the university directly and ensure you have your UCAS registration details to hand as they will ask for your clearing number.

Once you receive an offer from a university you wish to accept, record your acceptance at UCAS Track. That’s it, you’ve done it!

Arranging accommodation

One problem that will arise if you go through clearing is that you will need to sort your accommodation. Although you’ll have already picked out where you would like to live, you’ll need to do this again – and you may find your new university is no longer able to put you up in halls.

If this is the case, there are lots of other options to explore, and Study Inn has rooms available all year round. Ranging from premium student studio setups through to luxury student apartments, these can accommodate your every need, so you still get to enjoy living away from home for the first time whether you go through clearing or not.

Want to find out more about the luxury student accommodations that are available from Study Inn? Then contact our team today. We are always happy to help with any questions or queries you might have.