If you’re in the process of making an application to UWS for 2020 entry, or have already made an application to us, please be aware that UCAS temporarily closes its application system to all universities to enable exam results processing for students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales from 2pm on Friday 7 August until 8am on Thursday 13 August.

Don’t worry though, we’re still working through UWS applications already received, but be aware that your status on UCAS Track won’t show any updates until the system reopens on 13 August. Similarly, if you make a UCAS application to UWS during this period your application will come through to us on 13 August for processing, and Track will be updated as soon as possible after that.

In the meantime, we’re here ready to help with your enquiries, advise about UWS vacancies, and help you take the next step on your journey to university. Call us on 0800 027 1000 or email us at clearing@uws.ac.uk


Clearing FAQs

When can I call UWS about Clearing options?

You can call us now on 0800 027 1000, (+44) 141 849 4101 if you’re outside the UK, or drop us an email on clearing@uws.ac.uk

We’ll chat you through the options available to you and the processes to follow, depending on your current situation, to help you secure a place on your subject of interest.

What do I need to do to apply to UWS through Clearing?

  1. Contact our Clearing team on 0800 027 1000 or email clearing@uws.ac.uk.
  2. Chat to one of our team members to discuss your interests, confirm course availability and entry requirements.
  3. We’ll advise you of the best options and how to make your application, whether you’re a new applicant or already in the UCAS system.
  4. Once you’ve been made an offer you have 24 hours to confirm your offer through UCAS Track.
  5. Once you’ve decided to accept your place at UWS you’ll be able to refer yourself to us on UCAS Track.
  6. After you have accepted your place to study at UWS, we will send all the necessary information you’ll need, by email, including information about our welcome and induction programme.

I haven’t applied to university yet. Can I apply to UWS through Clearing?

Yes. If you didn’t apply to university before 30 June you can still secure your place at UWS by registering with UCAS to search for the course that’s right for you. Call us on 0800 027 1000, (+44) 141 849 4101  if you’re outside the UK, or drop us an email on clearing@uws.ac.uk to discuss what’s available to you.

I already have my results. Can I apply to UWS through Clearing?

Absolutely! In fact, you can get in touch with us right now by calling us on 0800 027 1000, (+44) 141 849 4101  if you’re outside the UK, or emailing clearing@uws.ac.uk, and we’ll chat you through the options most suited to you and the process you need to follow.

I got better grades than I expected to. Can I apply to other courses through Adjustment?

You can use Adjustment if you achieved or exceeded the entry requirements of your conditional firm choice. Adjustment is available from A level results day on  13 August til31 August.

Your Adjustment period will begin from either 13 August or when your conditional firm offer changes to unconditional firm – whatever’s later.

You’ll then have 5 days to register for and secure your place on a different course or go back to your original choice.

I didn’t get any offers to study when I initially applied to university. Can I apply again through Clearing?

Of course! As soon as you get your exam results you can use Clearing to find a place on a course that’s caught your attention and has vacancies available Just remember you’ll still need to meet the Clearing entry requirements that apply.

I’m applying to UWS as a mature student. Can I apply through Clearing?

If you’re 21 or over then you’re classed as a mature student. You’ll still be able apply to UWS through Clearing. Call us now on 0800 027 1000, (+44) 141 849 4101  if you’re outside the UK, or drop us an email on clearing@uws.ac.uk to discuss what’s available to you and for advice on the process to follow.

What results do I need to secure a place through Clearing?

You can find Clearing entry requirements in our course vacancy listings.

UWS accepts a variety of qualifications, including HNC, HND and BTEC, as well as considering work-based learning and work experience for those who have been away from study for a longer period. Call us now on 0800 027 1000, (+44) 141 849 4101  if you’re outside the UK, or drop us an email on clearing@uws.ac.uk.

I’m worried coronavirus could impact my application. How is UWS responding to COVID-19?

Your safety is our number one priority. As well as our new hybrid model of campus-based and online teaching and learning, we’re doing everything we can to ensure you can enjoy and get access to the UWS experience safely and confidently. Visit our Coronavirus FAQ page to see how UWS is adjusting to the pandemic.

Still got some questions that need answered? Get in touch with our Clearing team today who will be more than happy to help you.

Contact our Clearing Team today 

+44(0)141 849 4101

We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.

Guide to clearing

We have put together a page to help you understand clearing and where you are on your clearing journey

If you have any questions you can email us at clearing@uws.ac.uk

Clearing 2020

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