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Clearing 2021 available from July

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Make sure you have:

  • Your UCAS ID number handy
  • Full details of all your relevant qualifications to hand, including the awarding body, full official title and your final grades
  • Up to date contact details in case we need to get in touch with you at short notice
  • Paper and pen

If you have already applied to us in this cycle, please telephone 0300 303 2772 and select ‘current applications’.

If you have not applied through UCAS this academic year and you already have your results, you can apply directly to us now.

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Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.

If you are interested in applying for courses with our Partner Liverpool Media Academy please call 0151 909 9000 or complete the form to apply.

Our beautiful and award winning Waterside campus and Halls of Residence will be open for the start of the new academic year in September 2021.

Clearing applications are now closed for international applicants applying for undergraduate September 2021.

How does Clearing work?


1. From July to October, you can apply for a course through Clearing if:

  • you already have your exam results but you have no offers
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none that you wanted to accept)
  • you’ve declined your firm place using ‘decline my place’ in Track
  • you have not made any applications this year

2. Look through our courses and identify the ones that interest you.

3. Contact us by telephone or online form to see if we can offer you a place.

4. You need to accept our offer according to the instructions in your offer email.

5. Once you have submitted any qualifications, certificates and forms we need, we will confirm your place and you will receive an official letter from UCAS

Please note: last date to apply is Friday 1 October and last date to enrol is Monday 25 October 2021.

 

Looking for a postgraduate course? See our postgraduate page to find out more about our range of diverse programmes, which are a fantastic way to widen your career prospects.

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Accommodation Guarantee

We offer guaranteed accommodation in our Scholars Green Halls of Residence for all Clearing applicants.

Our promise to you: Social distancing

Keeping our students safe is our number one priority. We have adapted our campus to keep our community as safe as possible, ahead of face-to-face activities resuming in September.

  • We will continue with our Super Supportive approach while recognising
    the difficulties faced by those with caring responsibilities.
  • We will reduce occupancy levels and reconfigure social, teaching, lobby
    and work areas to maintain safe social distancing.
  • There will be increased and regular 24-hour hygiene guidance
    throughout the estate.

 

Laptops, trips and internships

Students joining us September will receive a laptop at the beginning of their course*, can take part in our ground breaking Northampton Employment Promise, and much more. * Terms and conditions apply.

CLEARING SUCCESS STORIES


Bethan Harrison

Education Studies BA (Hons)

Lauretta Ofulue

Learning Disability Nursing BSc (Hons)

Bradley Howe

Management and Media Production BA (Hons)

Kirk Asiedu

Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)

Clearing

A warm welcome


Before you even arrive on campus we’re here to help. If there’s anything you need during your application our dedicated study team are here to answer your questions.

Clearing FAQs


  • How long do Clearing decisions take?

    We can make you a verbal offer instantly on the telephone in most cases. You will receive your offer email from us following your verbal offer on the same day. Exceptions to this will be applications for advanced entry, international applicants, programmes that require an interview at a later date, and queries regarding qualifications or previous study with us.

    I have been given a Clearing offer from Northampton and I wish to accept, however my Firm choice institution will not release me. What should I do?

    If you no longer want to go to your firm choice, and you’re holding a firm unconditional place, you can use the ‘decline my place‘ button in UCAS Track.

    If you’re holding a conditional firm place, you will have to contact your university and ask them to update your offer to either unconditional or unsuccessful. You will then be able to use the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track.

    I have been given a Clearing offer from Northampton, how do I accept?

    To accept the offer you need to go on to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered.

    I have been told I need to refer myself to you, what does this mean?

    If you would like to accept our Clearing offer, you need to go on to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution, and entering the code for the course we have offered.

    What happens after I’ve received a verbal offer in Clearing?

    If you are already in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us and you need to go to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered. You need to submit any qualifications/certificates/forms as requested. We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    If you are NOT in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form where you can upload your qualifications/certificates. We will check your documents and confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    When will I receive confirmation of my offer in Clearing?

    You will receive your offer email from us following your verbal offer on the same day. Exceptions to this will be applications for advanced entry, international applicants, programmes that require an interview at a later date, and queries regarding qualifications or previous study with us.

    Where do I send my qualifications and certificates?

    Please email to myqualifications@northampton.ac.uk with a copy of your documents. Please note that some courses require evidence of original certificates and you will be asked to provide these when you arrive on Campus.

  • Can I stay in private accommodation?

    We can find suitable private rental properties if you would prefer this to Halls. Further details can be found on our Accommodation pages.

    How do I apply for accommodation?

    You can apply for accommodation once you have placed yourself in UCAS and been accepted by us.

    If you are already in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us and you need to go to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered. You need to submit any qualifications/certificates/forms as requested. We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    If you are NOT in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form where you can upload your qualifications/certificates. We will check your documents and confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    Further details can be found on our Accommodation pages.

    Please note that there are limited spaces in Halls. The earlier you accept our offer the better your chance of securing a place in Halls is.

    Please note that there are limited spaces in Halls but we offer guaranteed accommodation in our Scholars Green Halls of Residence (off Campus at Boughton Green site) for all clearing applicants.

    Is it safe to stay in halls following the pandemic?

    We know that applicants for September 2021 will be worried about the coronavirus outbreak. However the Waterside Campus and our halls of residence have been open since September 2020. We are putting social distancing and hygiene measures in place on campus in line with our promise to create a University estate that is safe and secure as possible for all new and returning students. Our Residential Life Team are doing all they can to make sure that the accommodation is as safe as possible. We can also find suitable private rental properties if you would prefer.

    What accommodation do you have?

    We have single and twin rooms with shared bathrooms or en-suites. The rooms are all equipped with network access and WiFi, as well as 24-hour security and a dedicated support team. Please note that there are limited spaces in Halls. The earlier you accept our offer the better your chance of securing a place in Halls is. We can also find suitable private rental properties if you would prefer. Further details can be found on our Accommodation pages.

    When will I be sent information about accommodation?

    You can apply for accommodation once you have placed yourself in UCAS and been accepted by us.

    If you are already in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us and you need to go to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered. You need to submit any qualifications/certificates/forms as requested. We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    If you are NOT in UCAS you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form where you can upload your qualifications/certificates. We will check your documents and confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).

    Further details can be found at on our Accommodation pages.

    Please note that there are limited spaces in Halls. The earlier you accept our offer the better your chance of securing a place in Halls is.

  • What is adjustment?

    If you’ve performed better than you expected and exceeded the grades that you needed for your conditional firm place then you are eligible to register for adjustment. Adjustment allows you to search for alternative courses while holding your original unconditional firm place.

    When can I apply through adjustment?

    Adjustment dates and deadlines to be confirmed at a later date.

  • Can I apply early if I achieved my results last year?

    From 5 July to 1 October 2021 you can use Clearing if: you already have your exam results but you have no offers OR you didn’t receive any offers or none that you wanted to accept OR you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers OR you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track. You can also apply to us if you haven’t made any applications this year.

    If you have not applied through UCAS this academic year you can apply directly to us by completing the online clearing application form or calling 01604 214808. We’ll review your application and if suitable you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form (Record of Prior Acceptance – RPA) for you to complete, which we will submit to UCAS. You can only make one RPA application, if you have already submitted one to another University we will not be permitted to process. Applying through RPA means that you are restricted to a single application, are not able to consider other providers and are not able to use Clearing or Adjustment.

    What is a Record of Prior Acceptance (RPA)?

    If you have not applied through UCAS this academic year you can apply directly to us by completing the online clearing application form or calling 01604 214808. We’ll review your application and if suitable you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form (Record of Prior Acceptance – RPA) for you to complete, which we will submit to UCAS. You can only make one RPA application, if you have already submitted one to another University we will not be permitted to process. Applying through RPA means that you are restricted to a single application, are not able to consider other providers and are not able to use Clearing or Adjustment.

    I haven’t applied through UCAS this year, how do I apply?

    If you have not applied through UCAS this academic year you can apply directly to us by completing the online clearing application form or calling 01604 214808. We’ll review your application and if suitable you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form (Record of Prior Acceptance – RPA) for you to complete, which we will submit to UCAS. You can only make one RPA application, if you have already submitted one to another University we will not be permitted to process. Applying through RPA means that you are restricted to a single application, are not able to consider other providers and are not able to use Clearing or Adjustment.

  • Can I swap my firm and insurance choices now I have my final results?

    No, but if you want to go to your insurance choice, you need to go through Clearing.

    I don’t want my firm choice, can I use Clearing?

    Yes, if you change your mind and no longer want to go to your firm choice, and you’re holding a firm unconditional place, you can use the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track. Please note that if you decline your place with us we cannot guarantee you a place if you change your mind as some courses have restricted numbers and could be full.

    If you’re holding a conditional firm place, you will have to wait for your university to update your offer to either unconditional or unsuccessful.

    I have been offered a place on one UON course, can I be considered for another?

    If you want to swap your course with us please email admissions2021@northampton.ac.uk including your UCAS ID number and the course change required. Please use email subject line ‘Request for course change’. Please note acceptance on a different course will depend on entry requirements and places available for the requested course.

    How can I swap my course at the University of Northampton?

    If you want to swap your course with us please email admissions2021@northampton.ac.uk including your UCAS ID number and the course change required. Please use email subject line ‘Request for course change’. Please note acceptance on a different course will depend on entry requirements and places available for the requested course. An interview may also be required.

  • How does University Clearing work?

    From 5 July to 1 October 2021 you can use Clearing if: you already have your exam results but you have no offers OR you didn’t receive any offers or none that you wanted to accept OR you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers OR you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track. You can also apply to us if you haven’t made any applications this year.

    Phone us on 01604 214808 (you’ll need to give us your UCAS ID number if you’re already UCAS) and we’ll put you through to one of the tutors from your chosen subject area. Alternatively you can Apply Online.

    If you are eligible we will make you an offer and you will receive an email.

    • If you’re in UCAS, you’ll then need to go to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered. You need to submit any qualifications/certificates/forms as requested/appropriate. We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).
    • If you’re not in UCAS, you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form where you can upload your qualifications/certificates. We will check your documents and confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).
    How much does Clearing cost?

    If you originally only applied for one course for the reduced fee of £20 through UCAS, you’ll have to pay an additional £6 to UCAS to apply through Clearing.

    How will I know I’m in Clearing?

    You will know you are in Clearing if your UCAS Track status says ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’ or when you decline your firm place and it says ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’.

    What is a Clearing code?

    If you’re eligible for Clearing, your Clearing number will be on the welcome page and ‘Your choices’ section of UCAS Track. You will also have a UCAS Personal ID number. Each University has a unique code, the University of Northampton is N38.

    What is University Clearing?

    Clearing is a service that UCAS offers, enabling universities to fill remaining spaces on their courses and give applicants the opportunity to find a place at university. From 5 July to 1 October 2021 you can use Clearing if: you already have your exam results but you have no offers OR you didn’t receive any offers or none that you wanted to accept OR you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers OR you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track. You can also apply to us if you haven’t made any applications this year.

    Where can I find my Clearing number?

    If you’re eligible for Clearing, your Clearing number will be on the welcome page and ‘Your choices’ section of UCAS Track.

    How do I apply for Clearing?

    From 5 July to 1 October 2021 you can use Clearing if: you already have your exam results but you have no offers OR you didn’t receive any offers or none that you wanted to accept OR you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers OR you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track. You can also apply to us if you haven’t made any applications this year.

    Phone us on 01604 214808 (you’ll need to give us your UCAS ID number) and we’ll put you through to one of the tutors from your chosen subject area. Alternatively you can Apply online.

    If you are eligible we will make you an offer and you will receive an email.

    • If you’re in UCAS, you’ll then need to go to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered. You need to submit any qualifications/certificates/forms as requested/appropriate. We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).
    • If you’re not in UCAS, you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form where you can upload your qualifications/certificates. We will check your documents and confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).
    How long is Clearing open for?

    Clearing is open from 5 July to 1 October 2021.

    Our Clearing Phone line 01604 214808 will available:

    • Tuesday 10 August 2021 7.30am–8pm
    • Wednesday 11 August 8am–7pm
    • Thursday 12 August 9am–5pm
    • Friday 13 August 9am–4.30pm
    • Saturday 14 August 9am – 4pm

    Our Clearing Phone line 01604 214808 is also open 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4.30pm Friday from June to October.

    I don’t have a Clearing number yet?

    If UCAS Track doesn’t say ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’ it might just be waiting for your results to update. Get in touch with us anyway by telephoning 01604 214808.

    What courses are usually in Clearing?

    Most courses are available to apply for in Clearing with the exception of a few number-controlled professional health and education programmes. Please telephone our Clearing Phone line 01604 214808 and one of our advisors will be able to help you.

    What time does Clearing open on results day?

    Our Clearing Phone line 01604 214808 will available:

    • Tuesday 10 August 2021 7.30am–8pm
    • Wednesday 11 August 8am–7pm
    • Thursday 12 August 9am–5pm
    • Friday 13 August 9am–4.30pm
    • Saturday 14 August 9am – 4pm

    Our Clearing Phone line 01604 214808 is also open 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4.30pm Friday from June to October.

    Who is eligible for Clearing?

    From 5 July to 1 October 2021 you can use Clearing if: you already have your exam results but you have no offers OR you didn’t receive any offers or none that you wanted to accept OR you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers OR you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track. You can also apply to us if you haven’t made any applications this year.

    Phone us on 01604 214808 (you’ll need to give us your UCAS ID number) and we’ll put you through to one of the tutors from your chosen subject area. Alternatively you can Apply Online.

    If you are eligible we will make you an offer and you will receive an email.

    • If you’re in UCAS, you’ll then need to go to UCAS Track and enter the details of the course as your Clearing choice, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered. You need to submit any qualifications/certificates/forms as requested/appropriate. We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).
    • If you’re not in UCAS, you will receive an offer email from us with a link to an online application form where you can upload your qualifications/certificates. We will check your documents and confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS and an email from the University of Northampton about accommodation, module choice and DBS/Occupational Health (as appropriate).
  • What will teaching be like in the first term following the pandemic?

    The University of Northampton is well prepared for whatever the future holds. Prior to the pandemic, we devised a flexible method of teaching called Active Blended Learning, which elegantly combines face-to-face and online provision of the highest quality. During 2020 and the start of 2021 universities were forced to restrict face-to-face teaching and move toward online delivery to comply with social distancing rules. However, we now anticipate increased face-to-face teaching and a return to a more balanced timetable, albeit one that retains the flexibility to comply with any changing safety restrictions without sacrificing quality.

    This will also allow us to ensure that, if individuals find themselves in a situation where they might not be able to begin their course on campus immediately – for example if there remain provisions around international travel – they will still have access to the online materials they need, supplied by their course tutor.

    Our hope is that the UK’s successful vaccination programme and easing of lockdown restrictions will see the University of Northampton return to the busy, vibrant and lively community we are known for. Of course, it is possible that there may still need to be some residual precautions we must ask you to take, and we will keep you completely informed of these as the national situation for September becomes clear. We wanted to reassure you that that our campus is COVID-secure, and we will adhere to any future, national measures required to protect you and our community.

    Updates are available at: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/situation-updates/

    Is the Campus safe following the pandemic?

    The Waterside Campus and our halls of residence have been open since September 2020. The safety and wellbeing of our community at the University of Northampton is our top priority, and throughout the pandemic, we have taken considerable measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the associated spread of the virus. From 19 July 2021, the Government has said mandatory restrictions on the approach to teaching and learning in Higher Education as a result of COVID-19 will be lifted, but universities should implement sensible and proportionate control measures to reduce any risk.

    From 19 July 2021, the wearing of face coverings will no longer be a legal requirement in University of Northampton buildings. However, we strongly urge students and staff to continue to wear face coverings inside University buildings, with the exception of staff work areas, sports facilities and catering areas. Keeping distance from one another is still encouraged across the estate to limit the chances of infection.

    COVID-19 vaccination is now being offered to everyone aged 18 and over. Students registered with a GP can book their appointment at a larger vaccination centre, a community pharmacy run site or at some GP run sites through the National Booking Service website or by phoning 119. We strongly encourage that, if possible, students receive two doses of vaccine before beginning their studies on campus in September 2021.

    Students can consult the COVID-19 vaccination FAQs for students in Higher Education Institutions which has been published by NHS England and provides a range of important information.

    Students and staff should continue to test twice a week, either using home lateral flow device (LFD) test kits or at an on-site facility. Kits can be collected on campus in the reception areas of the Senate Building and Development Hub; from local pharmacies or can be ordered online. Upon notification of a positive LFD test result, students and staff should follow the national guidance for people who have received a positive COVID-19 test result.

    UK AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

    Travel throughout the UK for work purposes is permitted, with restrictions on overnights stays removed from 19 July.

    International travel continues to be a concern due to varying requirements to quarantine and prove vaccination status when travelling to and from the UK. Travel will only be permitted for a small number of authorised staff and this will be restricted to countries classified as ‘green’ and ‘amber’, following a detailed business case and risk assessment, which should be undertaken prior to travel being approved.

    Updates are available at: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/situation-updates/

  • How can I decline my place?

    From 5 July if you are holding a firm unconditional place, you can release yourself into Clearing, by using the ‘decline your place’ button in UCAS Track. Please make sure you speak to the University of your new choice before declining your place. Please note that if you decline your place with us we cannot guarantee you a place if you change your mind as some courses have restricted numbers and could be full.

    If you’re holding a conditional firm place, you will have to wait for your university to update your offer to either unconditional or unsuccessful.

    I have been given a Clearing offer from Northampton, how do I decline?

    Email admissions2021@northampton.ac.uk stating the reason you wish to decline, your UCAS ID number and the course you are holding an offer for. Please use email subject line ‘Decline my Place’. From 5 July if you are holding a firm unconditional place, you can release yourself into Clearing, by using the ‘decline your place’ button in UCAS Track. Please make sure you speak to the University of your new choice before declining your place.

    If you’re holding a conditional firm place, you will have to wait for us to update your offer to either unconditional or unsuccessful.

    I have referred myself through UCAS Track, however I have changed my mind and now wish to be released. What should I do?

    You can self-release by using the ‘decline your place’ button in UCAS Track. Please remember that spaces may not be available elsewhere.

    Can I defer a clearing offer/ if so how do I do this?

    If you are applying for deferral to September 2022 you need to meet any offer conditions by 6 September 2021 unless you agree something else with us. Please email admissions2021@northampton.ac.uk including your UCAS ID number and the course you wish to defer. Please use email subject line ‘Request for deferral’. Please note that not all courses allow deferrals.

  • What is Extra?

    If you received decisions from all five universities and were not accepted, or you declined the offers you received, you can add another choice through UCAS Extra Service. You can apply to one course at a time between 25 February to 4 July 2021. If Extra is available to you, it will show up as a button when you sign in to UCAS Track.

  • What do I do about Student Finance?

    You need to let the Student Loan Company know of any changes to your situation, for example a change of university and course, to ensure your tuition fees and maintenance loan are covered. Student Finance have a help page.

    Or visit main Student Finance page.

    Where can I find out about fees?

    More information about fees can be found on our Fees and Funding pages.

    Or visit the Student Finance help page.

  • What happens once you have applied through UCAS clearing?

    Depending on the status of your UCAS clearing application, you can utilise this time by considering the essential tasks you would need to tackle before starting your course. These include:

    • Getting financial support and help
    • Sorting out student accommodation
    • Building your current skill set through additional courses
    • You’ll receive an offer email from us*
    • You need to accept our offer in UCAS Track, specifying N38 as the institution and entering the code for the course we have offered*
    • You need to submit any qualifications, certificates, forms as requested
    • We will confirm your place with UCAS and you will receive an official letter from UCAS
    • You’ll receive an email from us about booking accommodation, module choice, DBS and occupational health as appropriate.

    * If you’re not in UCAS, we’ll send you a short online form for you to complete and we will submit your application to UCAS.

    When will I receive Enrolment, Welcome and Induction information?

    Once you have accepted our offer you will start to receive emails about accommodation, getting started, the new students pages, welcome packs, how to pre-enrol/enrol, welcome and induction programme, students union, your personal tutor and DBS/Occupational Health/Module Choice (if appropriate).

    Please visit Ask Us for further Clearing information and support.