What is clearing?

Clearing is a chance to get a place on a course at Teesside University after the main application deadline has passed. If you're successful you'll be able to start University in September 2018.

Clearing opened on 5 July 2018 and you have from now until the end of September to get a course place. But remember, courses may fill up quickly so get in touch as soon as you've decided what you want to do.


Step-by-step animated clearing videos

Are you in Clearing?

Guidance from Teesside University about whether you are in Clearing and what to do next.

Applying through Clearing

Advice from Teesside University on how to find your course and apply.

Clearing next steps

More information about your accommodation and finance after accepting your place through Clearing.


5 things you need to know about applying late

Applying to university late can be nerve-racking - but we've got you covered with our top tips.

  1. Prepare and relax. You will be making a decision that will affect your life for the next three years at least, so it's important to be calm and consider your options.
  2. Get advice from friends, family and teachers who you trust will guide you the right way. You may find it helpful to read UCAS' clearing information for applicants with no offers.
  3. Do your research into the courses that are on offer and have your UCAS ID number and the code of the course to hand. Choose a course that best fits you.
  4. Have your phone at the ready and check your emails regularly. You may not get an offer straight away.
  5. Finally, don't panic. It's a busy period of the year and universities will have a lot of phone calls to deal with so be patient and you will get a response.

And remember, students come to us through clearing or after for many different reasons. Maybe you didn't get the UCAS points you needed, you changed your mind about your course or where you want to go, you hadn't planned on going to university, or just because.


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3 students, 3 late applications

Charlotte and Lynne, A level results day to graduation

Charlotte and her mum, Lynne talk about getting Charlotte’s A level results, going through Clearing and graduating with a sociology degree at Teesside University.

Jay and Chloe, changing plans through Clearing

Sports science student Chloe tells Jay how she changed her university plans and used Clearing to help get her to Teesside.

Michelle and Shaq, studying at Teesside University

Biomedical science student Michelle talks to Shaq about her late decision to study at Teesside University as a mature student.


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4 graduates, 4 great jobs


You have a place through Clearing, what next?

  • To accept our Clearing offer, log on to UCAS Track, add Clearing choice.
  • Enter T20 for Teesside University and the relevant UCAS course code.
  • Check that UCAS Track updates to Unconditional Firm - usually within 24 hours.

Apply for accommodation

Our University halls and housing are all in a great central location so it's easy to get around the campus and into Middlesbrough town centre.

  • You must check UCAS Track has updated to Unconditional Firm before applying for accommodation. Keep an eye on your inbox. You are sent an email to the address on your UCAS application form with details of how to set up your University account and how to apply for accommodation.
  • After that we email your University account with a formal offer of your hall and room allocation.
  • You must accept or reject our accommodation offer within seven days. If accepting, you need to pay £150 deposit when you confirm your acceptance - the deposit is refundable if you don't take up your course place.
  • Select the accommodation deposit option. Continue through the pages to complete the process. Our accommodation office will automatically be informed when you have paid.

At Teesside University we have different types of accommodations to choose from - different options for different prices.

Woodland Halls, £85 a week
Seven separate halls grouped together - great if you like to have your own space while still part of a community. It's really hand for lectures, the library, Students' Union and Middlesbrough town centre.
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Parkside Hall, from £58 a week
Single and shared rooms set over three floors - it's a very sociable place to live allowing you to easily mix with other students. And it's opposite the lovely Albert Park.
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East Parkside Village, from £75 a week
Houses for six people and two apartments housing 24 people each. You get a single room, shared bathroom and shared use of dayrooms and kitchens on each floor - ideal for cooking, dining and socialising.
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King Edward's Square, £100 a week
With 15 newly refurbished houses set around a central green, it's a great central location - handy for lectures, the library, student support and Middlesbrough town centre.
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Central Halls, £115 a week
75 individual apartments grouped together as a community - each apartment has smaller clusters of between four and eight bedrooms. It's a two-minute walk to the centre of town and close to the University.
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West Parkside Village, £80 a week
If you prefer a quieter location and/or longer contract lengths, this is ideal - it's 16 houses each for five people. You get a single room, and a shared bathroom, dayroom and kitchen on each floor - ideal for cooking, dining and socialising.
Find out more



Before you come to university it's important to understand how much it will cost and what funding you will receive.

  • Full-time tuition fees - you pay £9,250 a year for full-time undergraduate degree course (including a foundation year) and £6,150 for a full-time foundation degree, HND and other qualifications below degree level. Find out what is and isn't included in your tuition fees here.
  • Tuition fee loan - if you have already applied you must remember to update your university and course details as soon as possible. If you haven't already, apply to the Student Loan Company for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of your fees each year.
  • Maintenance loan - as a full-time student you can apply to the Student Loan Company for a maintenance loan to help with your living costs (food, accommodation and travel) - the amount you're entitled to depends on your household income, where you live and where you study. After accepting your place, remember to update your student finance information or apply if you haven't already.
  • Teesside University Advance - you are also be given an iPad installed with Office 365 software and University information, a keyboard and up to £300 credit to buy learning resources.
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  • Scholarships - at Teesside University we have all kinds of scholarships available. You can search through them all here.


The Which? University student calculator will help you budget for studying at Teesside University. If you compare it to other universities you will see that your money goes further here.

Applicant groups on social media

Join our dedicated Facebook group and WhatsApp messenger group - open to all applicants.

  • A great way for you to find out all the information you need before starting with us in September.
  • Meet and chat to people from your course.
  • If you're moving into Teesside University accommodation you can find and chat to your housemates.
  • Join us on Facebook.
  • To join our WhatsApp group add the following number 07584490251 to your phone, send us a message with your name, email, DOB and course and we will add you to the group.

Please remember that by opting into the WhatsApp group you are agreeing to be added to a group with other students in which your number will be visible. The group will be monitored by University staff and details of each student held until October 2018.

Welcome week

Welcome week starts on Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September 2018.

During welcome week you can:

  • head to the Students' Union to get your freshers' pass
  • If you are staying in student accommodation, collect your key
  • go to the information zone for refreshments and freebies and register with a doctor
  • get your discounted gym membership
  • if you are a School of Health & Social Care student you will be sent your enrolment details separately.

You receive your timetable during Welcome Week at your academic school enrolment events. Keep your eyes on your email and your University emails for information of where to go on your first day.

Other useful info

Wifi on campus
We have a campus wide wifi network, known as eduroam. To access eduroam all you need is a compatible mobile device and an active Teesside University student account. You type in your email address and your password.

A Teesside University smart card (TUSC) is your student ID card. It can get you into buildings, log you onto the printer to print things off and if you enable it, you can use it around campus to make contactless payments and get 10% off the regular cash prices.

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Clearing made simple

Don't panic, we're here to answer your questions and help you find your course

Clearing hotline: 0800 952 0226

Course contact details

You can contact the course admissions teams directly.

Animation, Computing, Games & Visualisation, Web & Multimedia
T: 01642 342639 E: scma-applications@tees.ac.uk
Business, Accounting, Marketing
T: 01642 342308 E: tubsadmissions@tees.ac.uk
Criminology, Law, Policing, Social Sciences
T: 01642 342308 E: ssshladmissions@tees.ac.uk
Design & Fashion
T: 01642 738800 E: ssed-admissions@tees.ac.uk
Engineering & Advanced Home Construction
T: 01642 738800 E: ssed-admissions@tees.ac.uk
English & History
T: 01642 342308 E: ssshladmissions@tees.ac.uk
Fine Art & Music
T: 01642 342639 E: scma-applications@tees.ac.uk
Health & Social Care
T: 01642 384110 E: sohscadmissions@tees.ac.uk
Life & Physical Sciences, Crime, Forensic & Investigative Sciences
T: 01642 738800 E: ssed-admissions@tees.ac.uk
T: 01642 738800 E: ssed-admissions@tees.ac.uk
Media & Journalism
T: 01642 342639 E: scma-applications@tees.ac.uk
Psychology, Sport & Exercise, Law
T: 01642 342308 E: ssshladmissions@tees.ac.uk

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0800 952 0226

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