Clearing advice for teachers and careers advisers
Before results day – make plans for you and your students
Plans can change rapidly on results day. Make sure your students all have plans and contingency plans for best and worst-case scenarios.
Our guide to UCAS clearing will brief you with all the information you need to help your students.
Get your students to research ahead
If Clearing is looking like an option for any of your students, encourage them to explore their options, including alternative courses and potential routes into study. Help them stay focused and encourage them to think about their options.
- Is it the course subject or the university that is more important to them?
- Are there other courses they could do at their university of choice?
- What other universities have similar courses?
- Is going to a further education college an option?
Getting prepared for results day
Get your students to note down the Clearing phone lines of the universities they may want to contact.
It’s also worthwhile encouraging students to practice phone interviews so they are used to answering questions about their motivations for applying, their plans and their UCAS Personal Statement.
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