What is Clearing?

Applying to university through Clearing

Clearing is a part of the UCAS application process. If you are yet to secure a place at university, Clearing can help you find and apply for the programme you want to study.

Perhaps you didn’t get the grades you needed for the university course you originally applied to. Clearing provides the perfect opportunity to secure a place on another programme.

You can also apply for a place at university directly through Clearing if you haven’t made an application this year.


For students going through Clearing

We know that Clearing can feel overwhelming, but remember that you’re not alone. There are thousands of students in a similar position to you, and each year, thousands go on to have success in their chosen degree programme through Clearing.

Below we have shared some practical advice from our Admissions Team on Clearing, and you can also check out the video on the left to make sure you’re ready for it.

Top tips for Clearing

  • Do your research - choose the right programme for you
  • Visit the UCAS Track website
  • Stay calm and be positive - Clearing can open an exciting range of opportunities you might not have considered
  • Have a chat - get in touch with our friendly Admissions Team if you have any questions
  • Be prepared - have your UCAS number and Clearing reference number ready for any calls

Why study

Our undergraduate programmes

UCEM is at the forefront of the built environment and we’ve been delivering built environment education for over a century. Our programmes are variously accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).



What careers are there in the built environment?

The built environment refers to all human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity and, as such, offers an incredibly diverse choice of career paths. These range from construction, property and surveying to name a few, and there are huge opportunities for school leavers to grow their careers within the sector.

Learn more about the exciting careers paths you could follow and find out which UCEM programmes can lead you to your dream job.

Expectations of study

What can students who go through Clearing expect when studying with UCEM?

Studying with UCEM means studying online in a flexible virtual learning environment (VLE). This modern, state-of-the-art learning environment provides you with everything you need to keep on top of your studies and succeed.

You’ll be guided through your learning with weekly study schedules and course guides, and you can adapt these to suit your lifestyle, pace and needs.

  • You can study flexibly when you study online, fitting studies around your priorities
  • You can earn while you learn and continue to excel in your career at the same time
  • Study wherever you are in the world and join a truly global community

Study through Clearing

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