Clearing 2018

There is still time to apply for places on our University level courses starting September 2018 through Clearing.


There is still time to apply for places on our University level courses starting September 2018 through Clearing.

Whether you have just finished BTECs or A Levels, or are a mature student wanting to return to study, we have a range of courses still available for this September and it is not too late to apply.

As well as Foundation Degrees and Honours Top Ups, we also offer options for those not quite ready to begin their degree level study. See the list below of courses we offer and visit a page for more details. Not too sure what Clearing is? Find out with our FAQs.

Why choose us?

  1. We are one of an elite group of providers award TEF Gold status denoting excellence in higher education teaching and learning

  2. We have a dedicated multi-million pound University Centre with state of the art facilities

  3. Our lecturers have notable industry links and excellent, up-to-date subject knowledge, as well as extensive teaching experience

  4. New full time foundation degree students may be offered a bursary gift to help with their studies

  5. Our competitive fees and local campus help keep costs down and avoid running up unnecessary debt

  6. For those not quite ready for a Foundation Degree, many of our courses offer an Optional Integrated Foundation Entry route. We also have a range of Access to Higher Education courses

  7. Our courses are validated by leading institutions such as the University of Central Lancashire and Liverpool John Moores University

  8. You don’t need to pay your fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans are available for many students through Student Finance England to cover the cost of your course fees

  9. Full time courses often only mean attending University for up to 15 hours per week and many of our courses have a part time option too, so you can fit your study around work and family life

Places still available in:

  • Business and Management
  • Business and Management with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Creative Make up Design and Practice
  • Creative Make up Design and Practice with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Children, Young People and their Services
  • Computing
  • Criminology
  • Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care
  • Digital Imaging and Photography
  • Digital Imaging and Photography with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
  • Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Event and Festival Management
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Fashion and Textiles with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Graphic Arts
  • Graphic Arts with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Health and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Hospitality Management
  • Interior and Spatial Design
  • Interior and Spatial Design with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Moving Image Production
  • Moving Image Production with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Outdoor Adventure Studies
  • Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design
  • Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
  • Business Administration
  • Creative Make Up Design and Practice
  • Criminology
  • Digital Imaging and Photography
  • Education Studies
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health and Social Care
  • Interior and Spatial Design
  • Management in Events
  • Moving Image Production
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design

Frequently Asked Questions

Clearing gives you the opportunity to apply for a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre for a September 2018 start date. You can apply for any course with places still available (listed above).

You can use Clearing if you:

  • Have already applied through UCAS and don’t have an offer of a place at another university
  • Haven’t already applied through UCAS and have now decided you would like to
  • Have applied but didn’t meet conditions
  • Applied late – after 30th June

You can apply through Clearing by calling our Clearing Team on 0151 353 4444 (option 4) or request a call back from our team on this page. It’s useful if you have a UCAS Personal ID number to hand, but don’t worry if you don’t have this, or didn’t apply through UCAS.

Anyone can apply to the University Centre through Clearing.

Clearing is available July to September each year:

If you already have your exam results (e.g. BTEC results) but you have no offers, you can use Clearing from July. Call us on 0151 353 4444 (option 4) or request a call back on this page

If you had conditional offers but your exam results didn’t go to plan, you can use Clearing from results day. Call us on 0151 353 4444 (option 4) as soon as you get your results, or call in to see our team on results day.

You will need to apply for your student loan as soon as possible but it is not guaranteed that you will receive your loan before your course starts. Please contact Student Finance England as soon as possible.

Yes you can. Please contact the clearing line on 0151 353 4444 (option 4) to speak to our team.