Study with us

More than 60,000 students gained an undergraduate place through clearing last year.

Here are our top tips to guide you through the clearing experience.

Research

Look for the course and the subject area that’s going to motivate and stimulate you, as well as an environment you can thrive and succeed in. You can take a look at the courses we offer and find out how to get in touch on our clearing page.

Be prepared

Make a list of possible courses you’re interested in. As soon as the lines open, call us on our dedicated clearing number 0161 674 7777. In the lead up to clearing you can enquire about the course/s you have an interest in by filling out an enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch to provide more information.

Be positive

Be positive and don’t panic. A lot of people don’t end up with their first choice university but end up loving their second or third choice. We’re here to help ensure you’re happy with your course and will provide the support you need to make the right choice.

Remain calm

Be calm and collected. Write down key points beforehand so you have an idea of what you might want to ask when speaking to the clearing team. 

Sell yourself

Ensure you highlight why you are passionate about joining the course – what is your motivation? Articulate your love of the subject.

Don't make snap decisions

You don’t need to rush to take the first course place you’re offered. If you need time to think before committing, ask for a deadline when your decision needs to be made by. If you are calling on A level results day then make sure you take your time to think things through. You may also want to take a look at the Student Life section of the UCEN Manchester website to get a better insight into the incredible facilities, fantastic support and amazing activities that you can find on your doorstep if you choose to study with us.

Call us

If we are speaking to you directly we are more likely to be able to offer you a place. We are happy to provide you with more information about what is on offer at UCEN Manchester to make sure we are the right fit for you.

Call us on our dedicated clearing number 0161 674 7777.

Clearing page

What is clearing?

Clearing gives places to students on university courses that haven't been filled. More than 60,000 students gained an undergraduate place through clearing last year. Clearing is a good option for undergraduate applicants that decide to change course after receiving their results or didn't achieve the conditions for their firm and insurance choice on UCAS.

How does clearing work?

You can go through clearing if

  • You have a UCAS undergraduate application with no offers
  • Your exam results have been published
  • You apply within the clearing dates for 2019 entry

The clearing process is incredibly straightforward. Simply figure out what course you would be interested in doing from the list above and call the dedicated clearing number to discuss it further with someone from UCEN Manchester. You will be given instructions for next steps once you have confirmed your interest in the course. Deciding which course to choose through clearing? Check out our top tips for clearing or download our handy infographic to guide you through your search

Why go through clearing with UCEN Manchester?

We have over 1,500 current undergraduate students and more than 10,000 alumni – you’ll be in good company.

Our degree programmes are validated by one of three top universities; Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University or University of Huddersfield, or a major examining board. Our well-established Higher Education provision is constantly reviewed and shaped by academics and industry experts, providing the best career opportunities possible.

Formerly part of The Manchester College, UCEN Manchester was launched in January 2018 with expert tutors who are passionate about giving students the knowledge and skills they need to progress and succeed in their chosen career. Its work-focused courses provide access to leading industries, world-class technical environments and like-minded learners.

You don’t need to rush to take the first course place you’re offered. We are happy to provide you with more information about what is on offer at UCEN Manchester to make sure we are the right fit for you.

Got a question?

Our teams are here to help, whatever your query.