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Our current students are here to share their own experiences and help you with all of the queries that might come up when you’re thinking about university. 
 
 
 
 
Already made a university application? Nervous about your results? Just decided to apply or changed your mind about university?
Get guidance on the next steps you need to take to start a course in 2024.
Register your details now to get access to our priority line and save time on results day.
 

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You can apply through Clearing if:

  • you haven’t met the conditions of your offers
  • you haven’t made a UCAS application this year
  • you haven’t received any offers (or none that you want to accept).

Follow our step-by-step guide to Clearing

Find detailed guidance and information about what to do to, in what order, to help you secure your place through Clearing.
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s your future, make it count

Hear our students’ stories in their own words and find out how our students overcame their initial hurdles to succeed through Clearing.

For me, it was essential to come to terms with the fact that my original university plans had changed and take the necessary time to make a well-considered decision about my future. Taking this time allowed me to process my emotions and carefully evaluate the options available to me.

I never thought of myself as being smart enough for university and I thought that I had missed the sign-up date, but after looking at the University of Plymouth website I found out what Clearing is and decided to take my chances.

 
 
 

Helping you make the most of your academic and personal life here at Plymouth

Starting university can be a big change. We know that there might be some unexpected challenges along the way. That’s why we have a range of support available to you during your time here.
We want you to enjoy living and studying in Plymouth, build lifelong friendships and feel fully supported during your time with us.
 
 
 

Have you considered a foundation year?

A foundation year is an alternative way to gain an undergraduate degree. It takes place at the beginning of a programme and extends your studies by a year.  
For students who do not yet meet the entry requirements for their desired course, taking a foundation year can mean a seamless move onto a full degree. 
"I thought getting into university wasn't something I'd ever be able to do. Now I feel more confident, happier – more myself than I was before." – Haralambos Pouliasis, foundation year student 
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Be proactive in the lead-up to results day by informing yourself of the timelines and creating a plan B. Find out more about the process and read advice from parents.
 
*Excludes those travelling, retired or caring for someone, out of all UK domiciled, full-time first-degree graduates. Contains HESA Data: Copyright JISC 2022. JISC cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.