Top tips

Stay calm, don't panic and get organised.

Results day and Clearing can be a daunting time, here are some tips to get you through it.

Keep calm

Talk to your friends and family – they're all there to support you and may be able to help ease your results day fears.

Listen to a relaxing playlist – before bed, take some time to unwind with our Spotify playlist.

Do something you love – hobbies are a great distraction from stress and anxiety.

Make plans – head out for food or to a movie with your friends and family the night before results day to take your mind off it.

Keep calm

Be prepared

Make a list – think about the alternative courses and universities available to you.

Consider your options – make sure you've had a look at which courses have places available, you can check our Clearing course listings or visit the UCAS website.

Think about what matters to you – think about what the university has to offer. Are you looking to get involved in study abroad, placement opportunities or join a student society?

Take a look around – visit the universities you are considering attending. You can arrange to visit the University of Bradford at any time during Clearing.

Be prepared

On the day you'll need

  • Details of your qualifications and your results
  • Your contact details – we'll need your address, phone number and email address
  • Your UCAS personal ID number
  • A notepad and pen

Be flexible – you probably have your heart set on a particular course but you should consider alternative courses that are related to what you want to study.

Be independent – most universities will not let your parents or anyone else speak to them on your behalf.

Results day ready

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