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 8090) opens 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.