3 Steps to Clearing: What You Need to Know

So you’re going into Clearing, and maybe you are unsure what to do. Don’t worry, Surrey is here to help with this handy guide and video

Don’t Panic
Clearing gives you a great opportunity to identify a university that works for you academically and personally. Take a look at what a university can offer you. For example, Surrey is 4th in the UK in the National Student Survey13th in the UK in the Complete University Guide AND is the University of the Year for Graduate Employment

You can hear from one of our final year Media and Communication Students who did a placement: My favourite thing about my PTY year is the fact that I get to work in the niche I want to one day build a career in – content creation and channel management. I know that all of the work that I have done, all the skills that I have developed during my PTY year, will be a great boost to my CV and portfolio, and a massive head-start to my future career in the Social Media Marketing field!”

You can access our Clearing FAQs here

Know when to call [0800 052 2248 (UK) and +44 (0)1483 686828 (international)]

Our clearing hotline is available:
Thursday 17 August: 7am – 6pm, Friday 18 August: 8am – 6pm, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August: 10am – 4pm, Monday 21 August onwards: 9am – 5pm

Make sure you have your UCAS ID, clearing numbers and exam results so we can provide the most up to date advice. 

Know which programme you are interested in, but keep an open mind!
You can see which programmes are available here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/clearing/courses

Was your heart set on Criminology and Forensic Investigation? We understand – it’s amazing! Our Criminology and Criminology and Sociology degrees offer shared modules so you are able to learn about all sorts of areas of criminology and meet students on other programmes. One of our fantastic final year Criminology students says, “I love how I learn from different disciplines, such as Law and Sociology, so I get to choose what skills I want to develop. There’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to this degree.” Want to know more? Check out this video!

Are you interested in film studies or media studies? Then our Media and Communication degree could be perfect for you! One of our superb Media and Communication students says, “I love how out-of-the-box my degree is! We get to do a lot of interesting activities during our lectures and seminars that compliment the content we are studying in a very unique way. And when it comes to assignments, I love how many different formats there are – from essays to blog articles and portfolios, presentations and even vlogs. It’s great that we get to learn so much and develop our critical thinking, but also have fun in the process!” Want to know more? Check out this video!

Are in you interested in society more widely? Then our Sociology Degree Programme will be right up your street! One of our amazing first year Sociology students had this to say: “What I like about Sociology is that I can customize my essays to include topics that I’m genuinely interested in. This means I have the opportunity to research and write about things that I find really interesting and enjoy.” Want to know more? Check out this video!