Our admissions team provide clearing tips and advice. Notifications on when clearing for 2019 entry will open will appear on this page.

Clearing Process

Clearing doesn’t have to be stressful or worrying; it’s your chance to seize the opportunity and find the right course and university for you. Our Clearing process is a straight-forward, simple and positive experience. 

Clearing is currently closed for 2018/19 academic year.

Should it open again for 2019 entry, we will advise you to call our clearing helpline or register your details on course pages. 


Our helpful admissions team are always on hand to provide you with advice, answer your questions and guide you through your Clearing journey.

Get in touch: 

01202 436 375




Clearing Tips and Advice

We’ll take the stress out of Clearing with some top tips and advice. If you’re worried about the outcome of your exams, or if you’re still considering your university options, our quick tips will help you through the process, so you can make the right decision and find the best fit for you.

Get Prepared

It’s important that you’re aware of your options, so talk to your teachers, parents, friends who have gone to university, and even university admission teams. Combined, they’ll help you understand the bigger picture and talk you through your choices. Avoid any undue stress on results day by having a plan of action ready.

If you’re calling the Clearing Hotline, you’ll need your UCAS Clearing number to hand. Spend some time making notes about why you want to study the course, what you can bring to the University College, and any experience or activities which support your application.

Consider New Options

Write a list of the subjects or areas you’re interested in, then go online and explore the courses and universities that best suit your academic needs and lifestyle requirements. Clearing is your chance to join a thriving community of learners, so really consider what you want out of your experience – you never know, it may throw up some surprising new courses or institutions you’d never thought about before.

Do Your Research

Put in the work before you call your university choices. Go online and read about the courses to gain as much information as you can; it’ll save time and you’ll be able to tick off some of your questions. Some key areas that you should look out for: student lifestyle – does it suit me? Is the content of the course what I’m looking for? How about the facilities and campus? Do I have the right grades for this course? 

Stay Calm

Over 65,000 students across the UK found a place through Clearing in 2017, so don’t panic. It’s important to understand if Clearing is the right option for you. Clearing is open from July until September, and though courses may fill up after results day in August, there’s still lots of time to think through your options. In all cases, it’s best to phone our helpful Admissions team (01202 436 375) who will help guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Attend an Open Day

Many universities hold open days or Clearing days. Here at AECC University College we have an open day on Saturday 18 August, where you can visit our campus and get a feel for life a student here. Open days offer first-hand experience of learning and teaching; you’ll also get to meet our tutors, speak to current students and explore the local area. Think of it as a chance to picture yourself living and studying here.


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Why AECC University College?

Specialist health education in a unique environment

Shape the future of health at our specialist institution, dedicated to providing you with invaluable learning experiences. Our distinctive sense of community is strengthened by our multidisciplinary culture; at the heart of your studies you will be learning from our expertise alongside your peers within the health arena. Our small and welcoming campus means you can truly influence and harness the opportunities around you. Professional and personal support will underpin your academic success, driving you to reach your goals and fulfilling your potential.

Real-world settings to enhance your professional experiences

Develop your professional proficiency right here on campus. All our learning is supported by clinical expertise in our on-site clinics and centres, so every day becomes a chance to grow and prepare for your thriving career. These invaluable experiences, combined with our modern research, and our connections within the health industry, means you will graduate as a fully prepared and equipped health professional, set to tackle the challenging health issues in the world today.

Bournemouth is more than a location; it’s a way of life.

Our Parkwood Campus is nestled in beautiful bluebell woodlands, a 10 minute stroll from 7 miles of award-winning sandy beaches and picturesque sea views. Our perfect setting means you can live the coastal lifestyle while you study. Combine your interests and activities with your academic studies by embedding yourself within our active health communities. As a hot bed of wellbeing and wellness, Bournemouth has a notorious history as the resort to live out your best life.