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We’re committed to giving you the skills you need to progress your career. Over 97% of our students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating. - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 16/17.
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The practical stuff

Once you've accepted your offer, it's likely that you'll need to sort some accommodation and student finance. Here's a step-by-step guide.

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The fun stuff

"What do I need to take? What will I do in my first week?" We help you prepare for your new student life in Birmingham.

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Accepting your offer

Stuck between two or more offers and don't know what to do? We've compiled a list of helpful articles to help you make your decision.

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Clearing accommodation

If you’ve accepted your offer and live further than 10 miles from your place of study, we will aim to provide you with a room at one of our city centre accommodation sites or Belgrave View. Take a look at our accommodation. Apply by 31 August. (Not guaranteed and subject to availability). 

How to get accommodation in Clearing

What is Clearing?

Clearing offers you a chance to find a full time undergraduate course to start this September. Here's our guide to how it works.

What is Clearing and how does it work?

Clearing is a bit of a mystery, and like most other mysterious creatures, it has a whole load of myths surrounding it. So to help you understand how it all works, we've set things straight and separated the fact from the fiction.

Is Clearing for me?

Clearing offers a perfect opportunity for a last minute decision or change of heart. See if Clearing is for you by taking our quiz or reading our student stories.


Clearing myths

Calling the Clearing hotline might be daunting but it's a super easy conversation and one of the quickest ways to apply for a course to start this September. Still nervous? Take a look at our guide.

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Clearing case studies

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Philip McCahill: I Changed my mind

Philip changed his mind about his course and by the time he got his results, he was unsure about what direction he wanted to go in.
"I filled out the details online and within a matter of hours, I had discussed my choices and results with an advisor and it had been confirmed I had a place for September."

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Jan Jalinek: I wanted to change universities

Jan originally started a Digital Marketing course at another university but did not enjoy it, so he decided to take a look around at other courses.
"I found the whole process easy. All the information I needed was on the website and everyone I spoke to helped me as much as they could."

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Luke Pooler: I applied via social media

Luke had a place at a uni but found it wasn't for him. Through Clearing, he was able to change his mind and apply to BCU. Our Social media Clearing service made it really easy for him to apply.
"I'd originally applied at a completely different uni and didn't go to any open days beforehand. After 6 weeks, I knew I'd made the wrong decision."

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Scott Vallely: I made a late decision

Scott made a late decision to go to university, and was able to secure a place at Birmingham City University through Clearing.
"At first, I didn't want to go to university but a lot of my friends were and I got caught up in the whole buzz of it."

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Holly Lacey: I wanted to stay closer to home

Holly had secured places at her firm and insurance university choices but changed her mind on results day, wanting to stay closer to home.
"I think the beginning of the day was one of the most stressful and confusing moments I have ever had to face, but once I spoke to the Course Director, Alison, my decision become a lot clearer."

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Student life in Birmingham

Study in the heart of a forward-looking and vibrant city. There's plenty to see and do just a few minutes’ walk away from the campus. Whether you’re moving to Birmingham or you’re a Brummie at heart, there’s so much to student life here to explore.

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Work experience and placements

We understand that in today's competitive jobs market, increasing numbers of employers expect new graduates to have substantial experience of the workplace. Our students have enjoyed placements with companies like the BBC, Cisco, IBM, NHS, Microsoft, Dolby, Selfridges, ASOS and more.

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