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UCAS Clearing 2021

Thinking about Clearing? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Clearing has now closed for 2021, but you can still explore our courses and discover everything you need to know about UCAS Clearing.

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What is Clearing?

Clearing is your chance to get
a place at a university that
suits you.

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What if my grades are lower than expected?

You are more than just your
grades, and we’ll always look at
the complete picture of your

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What choices do I have?

In short: lots. You can find the right course for you through Clearing. We welcome applications from those studying A-Levels, BTECS and many more.

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What about accommodation?

We have a range of accommodation available across Cheltenham and Gloucester.

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Is funding available?

The Academic Merit Scholarship is a grades-based award worth up to £1200 in the form of £400 annually for up to three academic years. To be eligible, you’ll need 128 tariff points or more from at least three full A-levels or equivalent on enrolment.

If you know someone who’s thinking about UCAS Clearing…

You can find out more and provide support.

Three reasons you’ll love it here

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A vibrant and connected community across 3 unique campuses.

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Personalised career support and standout experiences for your CV and Your Future Plan.

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Best of city and country life – the festival county in the Cotswolds.

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We care about the planet, trees, equality, fast fashion, your future career, CO2 emissions, plastic pollution, vanishing wildlife, your mental health, real-world experiences, our local community, your accommodation, helping you feel safe on campus, being there for you, not printing prospectuses, zero waste to landfill, sustainable development goals, studying abroad, climate action, our students, our Freshers’ Fayre, Your Future Plan, upcycling, internships, placements, the Cotswolds, trampolining, climbing, cheese rolling and making sure you can be yourself, make friends, grow in confidence, dance the night away at festivals and so much more…

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Open days

Discover what it’s like to study at the University of Gloucestershire.

Book onto an open day or experience a virtual open day online. Enjoy welcome talks, hear from some of our current students and find out more about accommodation, finance, and student support.

Hear from our students


“I was unsure as to whether university was the right thing for me but the uni was extremely helpful in providing guidance and support in helping me choose the perfect course for me.”

Eden Alicia Dyer, BSc Geography


“Without clearing, I wouldn’t have got to where I am today.

Some great opportunities can be found through clearing… don’t be afraid of the unknown.”

Danyal Khan, BA Sports Journalism


“The experience of applying through clearing was extremely easy and at a time where I was really worried about the future.

My clearing journey gave me everything I could ask for and gave me friends for life.”

Samantha Wilson-Thain, Academic Subject Lead, Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences

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Lizzy Yarnold MBE

Olympic Winter Games Skeleton Gold Medallist
2014 / 2018 Graduate: Geography and Sport and Exercise Science

Lizzy found herself in Clearing when she hadn’t achieved the grades she needed to study at her first choice university. She discovered skeleton in her first year at the University of Gloucestershire and was supported by staff and lecturers to balance her studies with competing and training. She is now the most decorated British Winter Olympian ever.

“My advice would be don’t panic. There is time to find the right university. Compile a shortlist of what key things you would like from your course and university, call around and see what fits best, then go for it!”

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Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of our facilities, campuses and accommodation options, and get a feel for where you’d be living and studying.

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Ready to talk?

Talk to us by clicking the chat button in the bottom right of your screen or message a current student below.