清算 day advice for parents and guardians

We know it can be challenging for parents to offer 支持 on 清算 day. Get quick answers to common 清算 questions here.

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What is 清算?

清算 helps thousands of students each year to find university places. It is useful in a range of situations.

Some examples are that students may have:

  • missed out on their offers due to exam results.
  • changed their mind about what or where they want to study.
  • decided to apply to university during 清算.

If any of these situations apply to your young adult, they can apply through 清算.

How will my child know if they are in 清算?

If your young adult does not receive the grades required to meet the 条件 of their Conditional, 公司, or Insurance university offers, the status of their offers in their UCAS Hub will change to ‘Unsuccessful,' and their account status will change to ‘You are in 清算.' They will also see a unique 清算 ID number on their account which they might need when contacting universities for 清算.

How can I 支持?

清算 can be a stressful time for students, however, with preparation it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how you can 支持 your young adult:

  • Have open conversations with your young adult about their possible options and how you can 支持 them.
  • Help them make a list of possible courses and universities
  • Note down contact details for universities and relevant departments too (including UCAS).
  • Make sure that they have their details in hand (UCAS ID, qualifications and pen and paper) before calling a university.

What to do before results day?

If your young adult is still nervous after all the discussions and plan Bs for results day, it would be a good idea to distract them from such anxious emotions. Encourage them to plan ahead or even make plans with them, in the days preceding the results day. This will keep them busy in the run-up to the big day, rather than allowing them to sit around and overthink it.

How can I 支持 when they get their results?

If your child has narrowly missed the grades they needed, remind them that it is always worth calling their firm and insurance university choices to see if they are still willing to offer them a place before entering the 清算 process.

Remember to always remain calm and positive!

What is a 'Centre Assessment Grade'?

A 'centre assessment grade' is a grade assigned by a teacher based on an estimate of what the student would have accomplished. This is the original grade assigned to students prior to moderation.

What is Adjustment?

Students who have exceeded the requirements of their conditional university offer and have changed their minds about what or where they want to study are eligible for adjustment.

Students can use 清算 to search for available courses and apply to those that interest them. If they receive an offer through 清算, they can decline their original place and accept their new place in their UCAS Hub. If they do not are not eligible for a new offer, their original position is still available for them to take.

It is important to note that your young adult can only register for Adjustment once their offer has become ‘Unconditional' on UCAS, and they have only five days from that point to find and secure a new offer.

What is Self-Release into 清算?

If an applicant has an unconditional firm offer and they change their mind, they can click on the ‘Decline my place’ button on UCAS and apply somewhere else during 清算.

警告Please think very carefully before releasing into 清算; if they change their mind, the current university place is unlikely to remain open. Changing universities at this point requires reapplying for accommodation and updating the student 金融 application.

I am a parent/guardian. 我能如何为您效劳??

If you want to 支持 your child/dependant in their decision making, you could engage with them when they are researching their options. Come and visit with them to 经验 our campuses and get a taste for what life at Greenwich will be like.

On A-level results day, your child can submit their final decision with UCAS from 2pm. Once this is done, it's important that they apply promptly for accommodation and/or a student loan if they need them.

How does my child apply for a student loan?

Applications for a student loan should be made through Student Finance England (or the regional equivalent in Scotland, 威尔士, 等.). New students should apply as soon as possible to avoid delays to their first payment.

If your child/dependant has already applied for a student loan but has changed universities during 清算, they must notify the loan provider about the new arrangements.

We offer a range of 支持 on budgeting and avoiding debt. We also have hardship funds and a new Commuter Bursary if students encounter financial difficulties during their studies.

How does my child apply for accommodation?

The university's halls of residence provide a 支持ive environment for students living away from home, with 24/7 advice and assistance available from on-site staff and residential assistants who live in the halls. It helps our students make friends and establish networks that enhance their 经验.

We offer an accommodation guarantee to all first-year students and can normally provide housing in halls for the years that follow.

How do we keep our students safe?

As well as on-site security teams on our campuses, we offer 24/7 advice and assistance available from on-site staff and residential assistants in our halls of residence.

Why should my child/dependant choose Greenwich?

There are many reasons why Greenwich is the ideal place to come and study.

  • 历史: we were established in 1890 as Woolwich Polytechnic. We have a long and successful history of education.
  • 校园: our campuses are very special places to study. They include the iconic Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
  • 设施: since 2013 we've invested over £150 million in high-end labs, teaching spaces and student facilities.
  • 职业: we place a big emphasis on work placements to provide vital 经验 and contacts.
  • Students recommend us: 96% of our current and former students would recommend us (2017).

Does 清算 affect my child's career opportunities?

一点也不. 清算 is a pragmatic way of applying for courses given the change in circumstances that can take place throughout the year - not least on results day.

Many of our former students who entered through 清算 have gone on to successful careers.