“We advise people to carefully research all their options” – our response to changes to the university clearing process

Sonia Sodha, from Which? University, said:

“Results day can be a stressful time with some students facing tough decisions. We advise people to carefully research all their options, as well as views from students who have gone through the process. Which? University wants the Government to release more data so that students can make better informed choices.”

Notes to Editors

Links to relevant advice on the Which? University website:

The Which? University guide to Clearing 2014: www.which.co.uk/clearing2014

What to expect on results day: http://university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-results-day-grades-what-to-expect

Adjustment: http://university.which.co.uk/advice/ucas-adjustment-explained

Which? University brings together facts and statistics from official sources including UCAS, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey. This is combined with real-life insight from students and the unbiased, expert analysis you’d expect from Which?.


– UCAS, 0371 468 0 468: staff will not advise on course choice, but are great at sorting out queries on the technicalities of clearing.
– Exam Results helpline, 0808 100 8000: each year the Department for Education collaborates with UCAS to run a free telephone exam results helpline.
– Information about clearing and available places can be found on the UCAS website. Prospective students can use the #ucasclearing hashtag to find the latest updates.

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