Results day 2023: top tips, advice and testimonials from Alliance universities

Results day can be nerve wracking. Whatever you’ve studied, if you’re planning to go to university next you’ll be waiting with bated breath to find out whether you have the results you need to get on to the course you’re planning to study.

Whether you achieve the grades you want, miss out on them, or do better than expected, there is still time to explore new options.

Clearing is a system that matches students with university courses that still have unfilled places. Almost all universities will have places available through clearing, so you have a huge range of options available to you. It’s important to remember that there is plenty of capacity at UK universities, so if you want to go to university, there will be a place for you.

Though going through clearing might sound complicated, it is actually very straight-forward. We’ve worked with our member universities to pull together some advice, resources and student stories from those who have been through clearing themselves, to help you make the right choice for you.