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Hear from our clearing students

We’ve put together clearing advice and real stories from students and parents who’ve been in your position before. Once you're ready to apply check out our how to apply page.


My 2020 clearing experience

Watch Jack talk about his 2020 application experience and hear his clearing advice for this year's students.

Applying was really easy

Zana joined Sheffield Hallam through clearing after a change of heart about going to university.

I went to uni after working

Simbarashe made a late application after a year in employment, and went from clearing to studying in just two weeks.

Support and advice

Clearing SHU Progress

SHU Progress Scheme

Find out how SHU Progress can help applicants who face barriers to going to university. 

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Clearing parent advice2

Advice for parents

Watch parent Nicola explain her tips on how to help your child through clearing.

Parent advice

Our clearing advice for 2022

Relax

Remember, the right course is out there for you. Stay level-headed and calmly assess your needs. Although it's best calling upn early, don’t rush into making a decision.

Do your research 

Be prepared by making a list of which courses and universities you would like to apply for. And ensure you have all the contact details and personal information to hand when clearing opens (Monday, 4 July).

Personal information

When you ring up, you’ll need a full list of your results, plus your GCSE grades. It’s also good to have your UCAS Personal ID number if you're registered with UCAS or your Sheffield Hallam student ID. This is an 8-digit number you can find on emails or letters sent by our admissions team.

Talk to the right people

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Listen to your family, your friends and your teachers. And make sure that you ask plenty of questions when you call our clearing advisers. We’re always happy to help!

Don’t wait around

When clearing opens many courses may begin to fill up. To get the course you want, make sure you call early. Have a plan, set your alarm and pick up the phone to speak to us about your options.

Sell yourself

You may not have the results you wanted but stay positive. Make a list of all your qualifications, think about what you can offer and explain why you want to enrol on the course. Universities are looking to fill places and will consider you on other merits. If you already applied through UCAS, remind yourself of what you wrote in your personal statement.

Keep an open mind

Don’t be afraid to have a plan B. Things might not work out exactly as you planned, but there could be another course out there with your name on it. Consider what compromises you’re willing to make and be happy with your final decision.

Student accommodation

At Sheffield Hallam, we guarantee to find you a place to live with bills included. So once you've secured a place, it's time to think about your new home.

Find your accommodation