Advice and guidance

Students opt for Clearing for a number of reasons: you may have had a change of heart about your course, you might not have a place at university yet, or your gap year plans may be on hold. Whatever your reasons for Clearing and whether you live five miles away or 500, we're here to support you through the process.

On this page you'll find advice and guidance, as well as stories from our current students about their Clearing experience. You can also visit our Clearing FAQs page.

How to nail your Clearing phone call

Anika Patel, one of our Senior Admissions Advisors, shares her top tips for making that all important phone call on results day. 

University of Derby Clearing hotline on a-level results day
A student walking downstairs

Top tips for applicants with additional support needs

Our Student Wellbeing team has expert advice to help you make the best possible start to university.

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