14th August 2018

Not getting your required A-Level grades on results day doesn’t have to mean the end of your university dream.


Clearing allows applicants to be matched up with university places which are yet to be filled. It’s available between July and September and offers students who have not yet secured a place at university the opportunity to apply for available places.


The Admissions Team at BGU in Lincoln is on hand to deal with enquiries during Clearing, which begins on Thursday 17th August when students across the country will receive their A-level results.

BGU student Georgie experienced the Clearing process first hand and knows how Clearing and the work of the Admissions Team can actually offer whole new adventures:

“On A-level results day, I went into school to pick my results up. I discovered that I didn’t get my desired grades, so I went home crying! The feeling of not getting your grades is horrible - it’s just the worst feeling ever. I decided to start thinking positively and decided that I was going to go through Clearing and actually go to university. I started emailing everywhere that I’d applied to, everywhere that had my personal statement (and everywhere that didn’t!), selling myself, pitching myself, phoning them - literally doing absolutely everything.

"When I rang BGU, the people were so, so nice. They kept you nice and calm, talked you through it all – it was really nice to have someone to talk to, to calm yourself down a little! They gave me that personal feeling – they always knew my name, which really put me at ease.

"I originally applied for the Early Childhood Studies course, something completely different from what I ended up studying. Before Clearing, I thought I really wanted to be a teacher. But now, thanks to the course I ended up taking, I really want to work in Heritage and work alongside school groups.

"If I could give anyone advice for going through Clearing it would be this - be really proactive, really positive. Because you’re not going to get anywhere feeling sorry for yourself! Get onto it as soon as possible and don’t give up, don’t take no for an answer.”


Clearing at BGU

Clearing is available between July and September and offers students who have not yet secured a place at university the opportunity to apply for available places.

If you find yourself in Clearing, don’t hesitate - give us a call. Our professional Clearing staff will be able to give you all the advice you need and find a course perfect for you. Simply call (01522) 583698 and they’ll talk you through it all.

Alternatively, why not come and visit us? We’re running a special Clearing Open Day on Friday 17th August where you can speak to staff in person and really get a feel of what BGU has to offer.

This Open Day is specifically designed for people who are making decisions in Clearing. It will allow you to come and learn more about the university, explore our beautiful campus, find out more about Lincoln, ask questions of our staff and really get to know us. So what are you waiting for?

To book your place on the Clearing open day visit our website or contact our Enquiries Team.