Advice and guidance for Clearing and Adjustment
Don't be downhearted
Applying through Clearing doesn't mean you've failed or missed out. Every year more than 60,000 students apply through Clearing. Once you've accepted an offer of a place, you're on your way to university. It makes no difference at all how you reached that point.
Keep a cool, clear mind and don't rush your decision. Clearing and Adjustment is an opportunity to help you find a place to study that's right for you. If possible, get help from the people around you.
Do your research
Look into the various universities and institutions that you're interested in and make a shortlist.
Think about where you want to study, the benefits of each institution, and how well individual courses will prepare you for your future career.
Don't jump the gun
You should only add a Clearing choice on UCAS Track once you have spoken to the university and they have asked you to apply.
Consider other options
Would you be better off taking a gap year and applying again next year? By then you'll have your grades - which makes applying to university a lot simpler!