Clearing 2019

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Courses in Clearing

Including HNDs, Foundation Degrees and Degree Programmes.

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Clearing Accommodation

If you’ve accepted your offer and live further than 10 miles from your place of study, you can apply for accommodation. We still have rooms available at: Bagot Street, The Heights, Staniforth House, Lakeside and Jennens Court. Take a look at our accommodation.

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Courses in Clearing


BSc (Hons)Psychology with Foundation Year

UCAS points needed: 96


BSc (Hons)Computer Science

UCAS points needed: 96


BA (Hons)Early Childhood Studies

UCAS points needed: 88


BSc (Hons)Sports (Various)

UCAS points needed: 104


BSc (Hons)Digital Media Technology

UCAS points needed: 96


BA (Hons)Design for Future Living with a Foundation Year

UCAS points needed: 88

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What to do next

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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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 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.

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How to apply in Clearing

So you've found a course that's available in Clearing and you meet the entry requirements. What next? You need to get your name on a place! There are two ways to apply in Clearing.

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Guide to the Clearing call

Calling the Clearing hotline might be daunting but it's a super easy conversation. Check out our video to see what happens on the call and what you need to prepare.

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Why choose BCU?

Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. Our Media and Communications student Jamie shares his top three reasons why he came to BCU in this video.

10 reasons to choose BCU

7th in the UK for employability

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.
Multi-Faculty Universities with a student population of more than 1,000.

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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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."

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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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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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