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Your guide to clearing

Get to know the process and make the best course choices for yourself, your child or your student

Clearing is the next step for anyone who's surprised by their results, wants to make a change to their choices, or has just decided to go to university. It's a chance for universities to fill places they have left, and for students to get onto the course they want to study. 

At the University of Portsmouth, the Clearing Hotline (+44 (0)23 9284 8090opens on results day, but there's plenty you can do to get ready before then.

Before Clearing opens, there are a few things you need to know – whether it's for yourself, your child or your student. Our guides and tips will fill you in.