Clearing is for everyone, and at LSBU we welcome applications from students who are only now deciding to join University. You may have been working elsewhere for some time, or finished your education years ago, and are now ready to continue your journey at University. All you’ll need are your qualifications and an idea of what you would like to study.
What type of student am I?
I haven’t applied to University
I didn’t get the grades I wanted
If you didn’t quite get the grades you wanted for a course elsewhere, we would leave to hear from you. There are still lots of options available to you, and Clearing can help. Get in touch with our advisers and we’ll help match your qualifications to a course.
I’ve changed my mind
Changing your mind about where you want to study, even shortly before you start, is absolutely fine. Through Clearing, you can find another course that best fits with career goals and preferences. This could be a completely different course or university. At LSBU, we have a range of courses available in Clearing, and can help you through the application process.
I’m concerned about the impact of COVID19
We understand that this is a concerning time for students thinking about going to University this September. At LSBU, we are committed to running our courses this year, and are taking government advice around options for safe teaching on-campus, and a range of advanced online alternatives.
What is Clearing?
Clearing is an ideal way to secure a place at University this September if you’re applying late, slightly missed your requirements elsewhere, or if you’ve changed your mind on where you’d like to study. All you need is an idea of what you’d like to study, and your results.
What courses are available in Clearing?
Most of our courses will be available in Clearing, as long as we still have places available. Have a look at our course finder to discover our range of courses.
When does Clearing start?
Clearing opens from 6 July, and you can apply online through our website once you have all of your grades. For many students, this may be on A-level results day (13 August), and our advisors will be on-hand on the phones to help match you to a course and guide you through the process.
Applying through Clearing
Can I apply straight away?
If you have your results and are ready to apply for a course this September, you can still apply through the University and College Application System now, which runs until 30June.
I’ve missed both my firm and insurance offers
If you missed both your firm and insurance offers, or didn't have an insurance offer, then you can apply through Clearing from 6 July, providing you have you results. Your Clearing number will show on UCAS Track - use this and your UCAS Personal ID to apply to LSBU online, or by phone (from 13 August).
I’ve changed my mind about my firm or insurance place
If you changed your mind about your firm and/or insurance place, but you met the offer (or they're accepting you with lower grades) then you'll have to contact those universities and ask them to release you. They'll probably ask for reasons why, and it could take up to two weeks for your request to be processed - it’s important to do this as soon as possible so you don't miss out on a place at LSBU. Once your release has been processed, your Clearing number will show on UCAS Track. You can the apply to LSBU online or by phone.
I haven’t received any offers
If you don't have any offers, but made an application through UCAS before 30 June, institutions have until 16 July to make a decision, before you are released into the Clearing pool, and your UCAS Personal ID will be on UCAS Track. This may happen if you rejected all your offers or if you were unsuccessful in your applications.
I haven’t applied through UCAS this year
If you have not applied through UCAS yet, or applied after 30 June, you need to make a Clearing application. From 6 July, we’ll be taking application directly on our website.
I want to apply for a course in Health and Social Care
Health and social care applicants need to have a current UCAS application for this academic year, including a reference, before they can apply through Clearing. If you have already been unsuccessful in your application for a course at LSBU for 2019/20, you can not apply through Clearing for the same division in Health and Social care.
Can I still get a student loan?
Finance providers, such as Student Finance England are still taking applications for 20/21, and student loans will be available for any eligible students coming through Clearing. You should apply as soon as possible, to avoid any delays on your payments.
Can I apply for Advanced Entry?
Most of our undergraduate courses do accept applications for Advanced Entry – this is where you have completed part of your undergraduate course elsewhere and want to progress direct to Year 2 or 3 at LSBU to complete your degree.You can call our Clearing hotline on 0800 923 8888 to speak to an advisor about making an application. The Course Director will review your application to ensure the content of your previous study is relevant for the course you want to transfer to at LSBU. We will also request a copy of your transcripts, so it’s worth making sure you have these to hand.
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