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This last year hasn’t exactly turned out quite as anyone planned it – and with exams being cancelled again this summer, there’s still plenty of uncertainty and questions surrounding results and how that will affect going to university.

Clearing is a great option for students if you've not made the expected grades, changed your mind on course options, or decided to stay a little closer to home during your time at university.

Your guide to UCAS Clearing 2021

Clearing is another opportunity for you to secure a university place that you love in 2021. From Monday 5 July you can apply for a course through Clearing if you're not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.

You are eligible to apply through Clearing if:

  • You haven't received any university offers, or you haven't yet applied to university

  • You didn't get the right results to meet the condition of your offer

  • You applied through UCAS after 30 June

If you think you might be in Clearing, you can register to receive Clearing alerts and information on our available courses.

Clearing officially opens on Monday 5 July.

  1. Check our available courses and find a course that you're interested in.

  2. Contact us to talk about the courses you're interested in. Make sure you have your UCAS ID and results to hand before you call us. If your results meet our requirements, you'll receive a verbal offer.

  3. Once you've received a verbal offer and you're happy, you need to accept it. On Tuesday 10 August you'll be able to click 'Add Clearing choice' within your UCAS Track account and enter the university and course details.

  4. We'll see when you've added us as your Clearing choice, which we can then confirm as long as places are available. When you've been accepted this will show on the choices page of your UCAS Track account.

If you find yourself without a place at university this year, or if you're applying for the first time in Clearing, you can have courses and universities offered to you in Clearing Plus. You can see suggested courses for you by clicking on the new 'See matches' button in Track. 

The courses offered to you will be based on the information in your application, your results and what similar students went on to study in previous years.

If you show an interest in a Clearing Plus course, by clicking the 'I'm interested' button, then your information will be passed on to the university and if there are still places, they'll contact you directly about your options.

If you receive an offer, you'll just have to add it as a Clearing choice so your place can be confirmed.

We still have places available on all our courses to start in September 2021. Use the course search at the bottom of the page to secure your place.

Of course! There are no age limits when it comes to studying at university. We welcome plenty of mature students to campus every year, and you don't have to wait until Results Day to apply - if you already have your results, you can apply from 5 July when Clearing opens.

We know that no two applicants are the same. We base our offers on more than just your predicted grades – they're also based on your experience, your previous academic performance, and your personal statement.

Make sure you check your UCAS Track on Results Day – just because you don't achieve your expected grades doesn't mean you haven't secured your place at Leeds Trinity University.

If you've received better results than expected, UCAS offer a scheme called Adjustment to help you find an alternative course. You can register for Adjustment through your UCAS Track account.

Places are available for most courses at Leeds Trinity University. If you are considering applying through Adjustment, use our course search to find the right course for you and get in touch to discuss your options.  

On-campus accommodation is offered on a first come first served basis. Once you’ve accepted your place at Leeds Trinity you’ll receive an email within two working days inviting you to book your accommodation online via the accommodation portal.

In the instance that all of our halls of residence have already been allocated, you will receive an email inviting you to sign up to the on-campus accommodation waiting list and you will be contacted if a room becomes available.

Alternatively, you may contact Unipol, the student housing charity in Leeds, who will be able to provide support and information regarding finding suitable student accommodation.

If you haven't already applied for student finance, you will need to do so immediately at studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk to arrange your funding.

If you have already applied for finance but your course or university has changed through Clearing, you need to let Student Finance England know as soon as possible by logging in to your account at gov.uk/student-finance and updating your details.

After receiving a verbal offer log in to UCAS Track to add Leeds Trinity as your Clearing choice. You can check UCAS Track to see the status of your application.

If your place has been confirmed then congratulations – you're coming to study at Leeds Trinity University! We'll be in touch shortly with more information about studying at Leeds Trinity.

Based on the government roadmap out of lockdown, restrictions should have been lifted by the start of your course in September and we should be able to provide more in-person teaching on campus than we were able to last September.

It is our intention is to offer a similar level of face-to-face teaching on campus as we did before the pandemic.

Alongside this, there will be additional engagement activities and opportunities online and through digital teaching materials. These could include participation in Microsoft Teams sessions, online discussion forums, quizzes, or preparatory reading.

The materials will vary by course, but they will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.

Your timetable will be available from 1 September 2021 and we will provide details of how to access this nearer the time.

We hope that restrictions will have been lifted sufficiently to allow us to provide more teaching in-person on campus, but we are also working to ensure that we are ready to continue to deliver an engaging student experience in all eventualities and in a safe and secure way.

Top Tips for Clearing

If you're feeling worried about Results Day, the best thing to do is focusing on getting prepared. We're here to help you find a course that you're going to love, so follow our top tips for making sure that your Clearing process goes as smoothly as possible.

If you’re considering Clearing, research the courses and universities you’re interested in so you’re ready on Results Day. The more you prepare, the easier Clearing will be. 

Make sure you have your UCAS ID and your qualifications to hand, find somewhere quiet and call us on 0330 058 4266 to discuss your application. If you have the title and UCAS code of the course you're interested in ready, that will help speed up the process.

We’re here to help you find the right course for you. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need about the course you're interested in and life at the university to make sure that Leeds Trinity is the right choice for you.

Found the perfect course and received a verbal offer? The next step is to log in to UCAS and add the university as your Clearing choice. You'll be able to add your choice on Results Day by logging in to UCAS Track. 

Already got your results?

You can apply right now. Just call 0330 058 4266 or email clearing@leedstrinity.ac.uk to get started.

Waiting for your results?

If you are awaiting your results, you'll be able to apply for a place in Clearing from Tuesday 10 August.

Learn more about Leeds Trinity

If you want to study at Leeds Trinity starting in 2021, request a copy of our 2021 prospectus or visit us on a Clearing Campus Tour.

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