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Information for parents and carers

University is a great choice to study a course they enjoy, get a better job, be independent and meet lifelong friends.

We know that choosing a course and university is important, exciting and life-changing. It can also feel like there’s a lot to research and many deadlines to meet. Rest assured we’re here to help and support every step of the way.

Clearing and Adjustment 2019

Clearing is how universities fill any places they still have on their courses. Clearing can be for students who didn’t quite get the grades they were expecting, don’t hold any offers, applied after 30 June or haven’t applied yet. This year Clearing opens at Brunel on 5 July 2019 so call us on 01895 272273 from this date. Our main activity happens on A-level results day Thursday 15 August 2019. Although it can seem fast paced and last minute try not to worry, lots of students get a university place every year through Clearing. Some students even wait until Clearing to make their first university application. They go on to have an amazing university experience, make lifelong friends and graduate with good quality degrees.

Step 1: Before results

Make a Clearing shortlist

Write down which universities and courses they’re interested in. This could be a different course to their original choice or a university that wasn’t on their main UCAS application. It’s a good chance to see what else is on offer. Check the course content and entry requirements (these will probably be lower in Clearing). You can browse our Clearing courses here from July 2019. 

Register now

Students can register their interest in Clearing via our enquiry form. This means we have a record of their details, can send relevant information and call them on 15 August 2019 to save them the hassle on the day.


Step 2: On results day

Check UCAS track for the status of offers

If the grades aren’t quite as expected their first or insurance choice university may still offer them a place. If not, start calling their shortlist. Give the university a call, making sure they have their Personal ID number from UCAS Track and a pen and paper handy. If Brunel can, we’ll make an offer then and there over the phone. Let UCAS know using Track. 

Book to visit us

Our Student Ambassadors will take them on a campus tour, show our guaranteed campus accommodation and answer any questions about life at Brunel. Find out more about visiting us here.  


Step 3: Getting started at uni

Once they’ve made a decision, and the offer is confirmed, sit back, celebrate and start planning the next steps. The university will be in touch with the essential info they need. Book accommodation, plan what they need to take with them, find out about a part-time job and check out what’s going on in Welcome Week!


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