We’ve got a confession to make… We don’t know why university Clearing is called Clearing. If Essex wrote the dictionary it would just be called “your last chance to choose a university place for this year”.
In a nutshell, Clearing is simply the process of universities filling available spaces. So if you’re looking to start with us this October and you don’t already have a place, you can apply once Clearing opens.
Well, there’s no simple answer to this. Everyone has their own individual Clearing journey but generally speaking there are four routes into Clearing:
Each year thousands of applicants find their university places through Clearing. We’ve even shared some of our current students’ Clearing stories so hopefully you’ll realise you’re not alone.
Cate, Amy, Tasha, and Rosanna from our Marketing and Student recruitment team talk about how Results Day works, what it means to go through 'Clearing' and how the University of Essex can support you.