Advice for Parents and Advisors
A Chance to Go Further
As Clearing approaches many young people will need a little extra advice from someone they trust. As their parent or teacher, you've already made a positive impact, now you can make even more of a difference to their future.
Clearing is a huge opportunity
Most people still see Clearing as a bit of a back-up plan but those days are gone. It's no longer a last resort for students who didn't quite make the grade. Now it provides an excellent opportunity for them. More and more students are using Clearing as a way to get ahead – here's how and why...
They've Surpassed Their Exam Results
Some students will open that all-important envelope to discover that their actual results are higher than predicted. If that's the case, it can feel like they've missed an opportunity to apply to a course or university that they really wanted but didn't think they'd get.
It's important to remember that even top tier institutions now offer a number of places in Clearing. So, your young person can use Clearing to their advantage by finding a place more suited to their talents.
They've Changed Their Mind
Studies suggest that 1 in 4 students who go through Clearing, already have places agreed but have simply changed their minds. Choosing a university is a big decision, and how you feel about where you’re headed is just as important as any other criteria. Clearing now offers students an opportunity to browse a range of available courses at a broad range of institutions. And so for students with second thoughts, Clearing can present a positive way to change their minds.
UEA have a host of resources to help guide your young person through the Clearing process ahead of Thursday 15 August. Students are able to pre-register for a place with us to be the first to hear about our vacancies and receive support and guidance throughout the clearing journey. Click below to discover more.