Getting your results on 10 August? What you need to know
If you're waiting on your results, here's what you need to know to find your place at Reading.
From Tuesday 10 August 2021, we will have a number of places available in Clearing and Adjustment on many of our undergraduate programmes for 2021 entry. Our hotline number will be published a few days before Clearing so you can make a note of it before Clearing opens. If you register your interest, we'll send you a reminder of our hotline number, as well as a preview of the courses available and indicative entry requirements prior to Clearing opening.
We'll regularly update our list of courses available in Clearing as courses become full, so be sure to consult that before you apply. If your course isn't available, we'll also have suggestions about alternative courses in the same subject area as well as in related subject areas.
How to prepare for results day (10 August)
Make a list of the courses you're interested in at Reading, along with their UCAS code. On all of our course pages, we have the title of our courses followed by the UCAS code (a combination of letters and numbers). Key points:
- Almost all of our courses have one-year placement (internship) opportunities. Often known as a sandwich course, you can study for Year 1 and Year 2, complete a one-year placement in Year 3, and come back to do your final year of study in Year 4. These courses will have a different UCAS code to the three-year course. If you're not sure about whether you would like the four-year placement or three-year course option, it's usually better to choose the four-year option and you can switch to the three-year option during your studies.
- We offer four-year integrated master's courses (for example, MPharm Pharmacy, MEng in Biomedical Engineering, MMath Mathematics, MPAS Physician Associate Studies, etc.), which are an excellent way to achieve a master's degree in just four years. These variations will be listed under the relevant subject areas for undergraduate study.
- If you're considering a switch from your original interests to a different course but you don't have the required subject A levels, then we offer Foundation programmes in a number of subject areas. This is an excellent route to a degree if you do not have the typical entry qualifications and are offered as four-year courses.
- If you're from outside the UK and don't have British A levels or equivalent qualifications, you can check your eligibility by country to gain access directly onto a full degree programme. If we can't offer you a place on a degree course, our International Foundation Programme provides you with a pathway to an undergraduate degree.
- You may also wish to visit our dedicated COVID-19 prospective student and applicant pages, where we've put together information specifically for our future students that gives information about what you can expect ahead of the start of term.
You can get a feel for living and studying at Reading on our Virtual Experience Hub, where you can explore our campuses, view inside departmental buildings, facilities and accommodation using our 360 tours, or watch one of our students show you around. You can also register your interest to attend one of our self-guided campus tours and we'll send more information as we are able to schedule visits, in line with government guidance.
We have Virtual Events which give you further insight into our courses and subject areas, as well as dedicated sessions providing practical support about applying to university, including through Clearing. You can watch previous events as well as sign up for future events.
In addition to our great facilities on campus, be sure to check out the local area. Reading is a great place to live, and as it has grown and developed, it has become a truly vibrant and diverse community – one that's great for socialising. And with Reading as a central train hub to the South West, South East, Midlands and London, our students find traveling home or to other parts of the UK really convenient.
Don't just take it from us – chat with our students! We have Student Ambassadors across a range of subject areas, from the UK and across the globe who would love to answer any of your questions. From course-related questions to what it's like to be a student, to live on campus, or any other aspects of study and life, they'd love to tell you about their experiences and can help with any questions you have. We also have stories from students who found their place at Reading through Clearing.
If you have questions specifically about the process of applying via Clearing, please review answers to our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn't there, you can always ask us a question.
How to apply on Results Day (10 August)
You'll have two ways to apply to the University of Reading on results day, 10 August. You can either:
- call our Clearing Hotline
- complete our online application form – to prepare, see our guide for applying online.
Both our Clearing hotline and online application form are assessed in exactly the same way so it doesn't make any difference which method you use to contact us; please choose one or the other (but not both).
Our Clearing hotline is staffed by a team of decision makers. In most cases, we'll be able to issue you an immediate decision over the phone. If you're having trouble getting through to us or prefer not to wait in the queue, you can instead use our online application form. On results day, we aim to make decisions on online applications within one hour, depending on volume.
If you are completing an online application form, please make sure that you include your results (including GCSEs or equivalent) and upload attachments of your results and/or other supporting documents. If you are from outside the UK, please attach a copy of your passport and an English Language qualification (if relevant). You can view accepted English Language qualifications, and they must be valid through to the start date of your course.
If you complete an online application and we cannot make a decision on your application due to missing information, we will contact you via email.
If we're able to issue you an offer, Congratulations! Please read our Five steps to Clearing at Reading guide to help you accept your offer.