Results Day Countdown

Results Day is now fast approaching as you all know – it’s the day where you see if all of your hard work and studying has paid off. Some of you may have already achieved particular grades and so have already secured a university place, but some of you may be dependent on a certain set of results. Whatever situation you’re in, here’s our guide of what to expect!

Thursday 17th August – Results Revealed:

Whichever college or sixth form college you attend, they’ll tell you in advance of how to collect your results. You may receive them via email, or they may encourage you to get them in person; whether you tell your friends what’s next in store for you, or thank your tutors for their support, it’s nice to have someone to share your news with.

Got your ideal grades?

That’s great news! You’ll be on track to study your favourite course! Most of your results will be sent through to UCAS who then send them across to your choices. Or, you may need to send the results across to your universities/colleges yourself.

If you received better grades than expected, and wish to see if there’s any other courses now available to you, just look into the Adjustment services that UCAS provide and see what might be on offer.

Not received your dream grades?

Don’t panic, you still have plenty of options! With the grades you have received, you may be able to go through the Clearing process with one of the following options:

  • You may get onto your firm or insurance choice
  • You could study a different course with the university or college
  • You might not be offered a course at that particular university or college, but you can still look through other places – this process is called Clearing

We’ve listed numbers below that you find useful contacting their helplines – they’ll be able to talk you through your options:

For all students:

UCAS Clearing: 0371 468 0 468 (or +44 330 3330 230 from outside of the UK)

Student Finance: 0300 100 0607


BIMM: 01273 840 346

City of Bristol College: 0117 312 5171

University of Bristol: 0117 370 2618

University of West England (Bristol): 0117 405 8729


Liverpool John Moore University: 0808 5 564 565

University of Liverpool: 0151 794 6800


Manchester College: 03333 222 444

Manchester Metropolitan University: 0161 247 3000

UCFB: 020 8712 2387

University of Manchester: 0161 275 2077


Newcastle College: 0191 200 4400

Newcastle University: 0800 073 5050

Northumbria University: 0800 085 1085

We would just like to say that no matter what happens during results day or clearing, remember to keep an open mind and look at all the options before rushing into anything. If you’ve managed to get onto your preferred course, or onto a different course than originally planned, you may even enjoy more than you thought you would. For those who decide that further education now isn’t for them, there’s plenty of other paths to go down. Whether this is a full time job, an apprenticeship or taking a gap year… we wish you the very best of luck in the future, and all the best to anyone with their future studies.