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Navigating University Clearing: How Parents Can Offer Proactive Support

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University clearing gives students who did not receive a university offer, or who decide not to accept any of their existing choices ahead of results day, a second chance to secure a spot at a fantastic university.

As the clearing process opens on 5th July this year, it’s important to be well-prepared. By being proactive and informed, students can increase their chances of finding the right course and university to support their further education.

Sean Stevens, CEO at Immerse Education shares their top tips for navigating clearing ahead of its opening on 5th July:

Research potential courses and universities early

“Don’t wait until the day clearing opens to start exploring your options. Research universities and courses that might interest you through UCAS or university websites. Having a shortlist in mind will save you valuable time when Clearing opens.”

Know your grades and entry requirements

“Make sure you have a copy of your exam results (predicted or actual) and understand the entry requirements for your chosen courses. This will help you target universities with realistic chances of acceptance.”

Get your documents ready

“Have your exam certificates, personal statement, and references readily available. Universities may ask for these during clearing conversations, so having them prepared will streamline the process.”

Stay positive and flexible

“The clearing process can be stressful, but it’s important to stay positive and flexible. Keep an open mind about the courses and universities you consider. Sometimes, an unexpected opportunity can turn out to be the perfect fit for your goals.”

Seek guidance and support

“Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from teachers, career advisors, or family members. They can provide valuable advice and support throughout the clearing process. You could also consider reaching out to current students or alumni from prospective universities to gain insights into their experiences.”

By following these tips, students can navigate the clearing process more effectively and increase their chances of securing a place at a university that meets their academic and personal aspirations.

How parents can support their child through the clearing process

“This can be a stressful time for students,” says Sean Stevens, CEO at Immerse Education, “but parents can play a vital role in helping their children navigate clearing effectively. It’s important for parents to stay calm and positive, providing reassurance and encouragement.

“Help your child research potential courses and universities, and be there to discuss their options and feelings. Offering practical assistance, like organising documents or preparing for calls with universities, can also make a big difference. Most importantly, listen to your child’s concerns and aspirations, and support them in making the best decision for their future.”

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