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Information for Clearing and Adjustment students

 Clearing

What and when is Clearing?

Clearing is a service offered by UCAS that takes place between 5 July - 30 September. Early Clearing begins on 5 July. However, the main Clearing period begins on 17 August (A-Level results day).

You can use Clearing to apply for courses that still have available places if you:
• didn’t receive any offers (or none that you wished to accept)
• didn’t meet the conditions of your offer  
• apply after 30 June.

Vacancies at Queen Mary University of London will be published on our website, and will be updated regularly.

Vacancies at other universities can be viewed through UCAS. Places on our courses will fill quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible after receiving your results if you want to secure a place through Clearing.

Who can use Clearing?

You can use Clearing if you:
• didn’t receive any offers (or none that you wished to accept)
• didn’t meet the conditions of your offer  
• apply after 30 June.

We can consider students that do not currently have a UCAS application. However, if we offer you a place, you’ll need to complete and submit a UCAS application to accept the offer.

If you haven’t yet applied, register now for 2017 entry. You’ll need a reference as well as a personal statement to successfully complete your application

Is Queen Mary University of London in Clearing this year?

Some of our courses will be available in Clearing. However, our courses are likely to fill up quickly. If you are interested in studying at Queen Mary, please get in touch as soon as you receive your results. You can contact our Admissions team on 0800 376 1800 (UK calls) or +44 (0)20 7882 5511 (overseas calls).

A designated Clearing Hotline will be open from 7:30 am on 17 August for applicants receiving their A-Level results. Our full opening hours will be published online, nearer the time.

What courses are available in Clearing?

During the Clearing period, available courses are displayed on  UCAS and our website. Our course list is likely to be published in August, so if you receive your results before then, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to tell you about any vacancies.

If you would like us to contact you about available courses, please complete our online form. We will be in touch closer to your results day.

What’s the difference between Early Clearing and Clearing?

Early Clearing at Queen Mary University of London runs from 5 July - 11 August, and is available to applicants who have already received their results or will receive their results during this period.

This could include A-Level results from previous years, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, or European and Overseas qualifications suitable for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree courses.

If you are interested in joining Queen Mary through Early Clearing, you will need to contact us before midday on 10 August. After this point you will need to contact our Clearing Hotline during the main Clearing event on Thursday 17 August.

Clearing refers to the main Clearing event which occurs from A-Level results day on 17 August. Applicants who receive their results on 17 August and wish to join Queen Mary will be eligible to apply from this date onwards.

If I already have my results, can I apply via Clearing before 5 July?

No. Clearing opens on 5 July. We are unable to consider any Clearing applications before this date.

How do I apply to Queen Mary through Early Clearing?

Early Clearing runs from 5 July - 11 August, and is available to applicants who have already received their results or will receive their results during this period. Check out our step-by-step guide to Early Clearing.

How do I apply to Queen Mary through Clearing?

The main Clearing period begins on 17 August (A-level results day). Once you have received your results, you will need to call our designated Clearing Hotline. Our hotline number will be published online, nearer the time. In the meantime, check out our step-by-step guide to Clearing for more information on what happens on the day and how to prepare in advance.

I didn’t apply to Queen Mary because I didn’t think my grades would be good enough. However, I’ve got my results and I meet the minimum grades you’re asking for. Can I apply through Clearing?

Absolutely! If the course you want to join has vacancies and you meet the minimum academic entry requirements that we’re looking for, you’ll need to contact our Clearing Hotline to confirm that we can offer you a place.

I’m holding an offer elsewhere, can I join Queen Mary through Clearing?

You will need to contact the university you are holding an offer from to discuss your reason for wishing to decline the offer. They’ll advise as to whether they are willing to release you into Clearing.

Before you ask to be released, you should contact Queen Mary directly and confirm whether or not we are able to offer you a place on your chosen course of study. If we are able to offer you a place, we'll give you a verbal offer and then send you an email directing you to make Queen Mary University of London your chosen course on UCAS Track. This email will also contain a deadline for updating your course on UCAS.

When will I know if I’ve got my place at Queen Mary?

After receiving a verbal offer, we’ll also send an email confirming your offer in writing. You will then need to make Queen Mary University of London your Clearing Choice on UCAS Track. Our Institutional code is Q50, and the email will contain the course code.

Once you have updated your Clearing Choice, our Admissions team will need to verify the information you provided at the point of verbal offer. This will usually take 1-2 working days, so please be patient.

Once we have verified your details, we will confirm your place and make an unconditional offer of study. This will then update on UCAS Track, at which point your place at Queen Mary University of London is secure.

 Adjustment

What is Adjustment?

Adjustment is a service offered by UCAS that is available from 17 August - 31 August. It’s entirely optional, but offers the chance for applicants who have received better results than expected to look for another programme or university, whilst still retaining their current offer.

If you meet and exceed the conditions of your original firm choice, you will be able to register for Adjustment on UCAS Track

Who can use Adjustment?

If you meet and exceed the conditions of your original firm choice, you will be able to register for Adjustment on UCAS Track.  

Once you’ve registered for Adjustment, you’ll have five calendar days (including weekends) to search for an alternative course.

What courses are available in Adjustment?

Courses with places available in Adjustment will be published online during the main Clearing period, alongside our Clearing vacancies. 

How do I apply to Queen Mary University of London via Adjustment?

You’ll need to contact our Clearing Hotline from 17 August. Courses with places available through Adjustment will be published online, alongside our Clearing vacancies. You’ll need to make it clear to our hotline operator that you are enquiring about a place at Queen Mary through Adjustment.

Check out our step-by-step guide to Adjustment for more information on the process. 

 Finding accommodation

Will there be spaces left in QMUL halls of residence?

QMUL has set aside a quota of 100 rooms to be allocated to Clearing applicants.  These rooms will be allocated on a random ballot system to applicants who submit their online housing application by Wednesday 24 August (midnight BST).  In order to submit your housing application you must be placed at QMUL, i.e. you must be holding an unconditional firm (UF) offer.  The Admissions Office will send login details for the housing application system to applicants once their status is confirmed as UF on UCAS. Please note your accommodation account will usually become active 24 hours after you receive the login details from Admissions.  If you wish your application for accommodation to be entered into the ballot it is very important that you accept your offer of a Clearing place at QMUL as soon as possible.

The ballot will be drawn on Thursday 25 August and successful applicants will be sent an email confirmation and housing offer on Friday 26 August.  

Applicants who are unsuccessful in the ballot will be assisted in finding alternative housing, this is because Clearing and Adjustment applicants fall outside the current priority group under the Housing Policy.  

Applicants with a Greater London home address will not be eligible to be entered into the ballot, your application will be held on a waiting list for mid-term vacancies. Applicants not entered into the ballot will also be assisted in finding alternative housing.

I don’t live in, or near, London. How can I arrange private accommodation from home?

Initial research can be done online - our Housing Services Team can point you in the right direction. We have a comprehensive website to assist you in finding alternative housing; either in the private rented sector, a privately built hall or residence, student hostel or homestay. We also provide information on short stay housing options for your initial arrival in London or the UK.

Where can I buy things like pots, pans and bedding to kit out my accommodation?

East London is home to plenty of markets where you can pick up a bargain. Our Mile End campus is one Tube stop away from Westfield Stratford City, one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, where you will find Argos Extra, John Lewis, Waitrose, Lakeland and Tiger.

Do many students commute to campus?

Commuters won’t find themselves alone at Queen Mary; many of our students choose to commute to campus from Greater London and just outside London. We even have a Commuters’ Society, so you can get to know other people who are living at home and maybe even find a commuting buddy.

 Planning your student finances

I have accepted my place at Queen Mary, but have a student finance application with another university – what do I do?

You will need to inform Student Finance England of your new situation. You can do this by logging into your online account and updating your details. Similarly, if your application was made with Student Finance Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, you will need to let them know you have chosen to study at Queen Mary.

What happens if my Student Finance is delayed?

If you applied for Student Finance but it has not been processed by the start of the academic year, there are a number of ways that QMUL can help. Please see our advice on what to do next.

Am I eligible for a QMUL Bursary?

The 2016-17 Bursary package is as follows:

£1,571 each year for students whose household income is less than £25,000 (and who are eligible for income assessed Student Finance)

£1,256 each year for students with a household income between £25,001 and £42,600 (and who are eligible for income assessed Student Finance)

You do not need to make a separate application for the QMUL Bursary. To receive a QMUL Bursary you must have applied to your regional student funding authority for income assessed UK government financial support, as such this Bursary is only available to Home students. Unless you have indicated otherwise, your assessment will automatically be sent to the QMUL Bursaries, Grants and Scholarships Office (BGS). This information must be received by 31 July 2017. Find out more about our QMUL Bursaries.

Where can I find more information on student finance?

You can read our advice on student funding. We have also provided a guide to help you manage your money and plan for student living costs. If you still can’t find the information you are looking for, you can contact our Advice and Counselling Service.

We look forward to seeing you in September! Before you join, say hello to us via our social media channels. Use the hashtag #futureQMUL to let us know that you are joining the QMUL family

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