Clearing advice for mature students

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Clearing is not just for school leavers who didn’t achieve the exam results they needed or changed their mind – at the University of Stirling we welcome applications through Clearing from all types of students. Mature students are classed by UCAS as anyone over the age of 21 who didn’t go to university after school or college.

See our guide to Clearing for more information

Hear from Michael who came to the University of Stirling after being in the workplace for a few years. He shares his experience of using Clearing to apply to university.

You can apply from 5 July 2019

Clearing opens on 5 July 2019 so if you’re not waiting on any exam grades you can beat the rush and apply to Stirling. You’ll be able to chat to a member of our Clearing team to discuss your options. Here’s a few things you need to think about to help you get the most out of your call:

  • Make sure you have a list of all the qualifications you already have and that you know where the certificates are.
  • Think about all the different work experience you’ve had, paid and voluntary. It’s useful to have your CV to hand.
  • Make a list of any questions you want to ask about things such as course options, funding and support.

Advice and guidance

There’s lots of things for a mature student to consider when applying to university but we’re here to help. We can help with advice on the qualifications you need to get into a degree, what support you can get, how to apply – basically almost anything that you might need to know about coming to university.

See our advice and guidance for mature students.

Talk to us

Our team is always happy to help, and we’ll do our best to guide you through the UCAS Clearing process so that you can secure your place for September 2019. We’re open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

You can also talk to our Widening Participation Manager who supports a wide range of students from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential. Call them on 01786 467047.

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