UCAS Clearing 2013

Clearing is a process universities go through to fill any places still available on courses following the publication of exam results.

You can check if you are eligible to apply via Clearing by checking the Bath Spa University UCAS websites. If you would like to apply to Bath Spa via Clearing, please pick up the phone and call us on 01225 875550.

When you get in touch, please remember to inform us of the grades you achieved for qualifications in both school years 12 and 13. For instance, include any AS levels that you did not continue to A level or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.

Please ensure you have your reference confirmed. You can apply via UCAS without one, but we will not be able to confirm your place until we have received it which may delay your finance and accommodation applications.

If you decide you want to apply for a place via Clearing you can do this through UCAS Track

All undergraduate courses are now full.

International applicants only

If you are an overseas applicant please see the clearing listing on the UCAS website.

Unique clearing opportunity - Creative Technologies and Enterprise

Creative Technology and EnterpriseCreative Technologies and Enterprise

Bath Spa University is offering a unique opportunity in clearing. Creative Technologies and Enterprise is our new innovative cross-disciplinary course which will create the future leaders of the digital revolution.

All enquiring minds are invited to apply. There’s no single subject at A’level - or equivalent qualification - that can prepare students for this degree. This is part of the appeal! What matters to us is who you are and where you are going, not what you got.

If you want to develop your own cutting edge commercial, creative and digital ideas, this Integrated Masters degree is for you. You’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to not only survive, but to thrive in the fast-changing digital economy. 

Read Bath Spa University sheds light on the IT jobs of tomorrow by IT Pro (June 2013).

Listen to Course Leader Andrew Hugill on BBC World Service (August 2013).

Financial Times (June 2013):

"Fancy a job as a data ecologist, an ideationalist or a digital citizeneer? Or perhaps a gamification consultant, a pervasive mediatrician or a tetherless world engineer? These are among 10 technology jobs that do not yet exist but may do soon, as imagined by academics from Bath Spa University."


Clearing course list

All undergraduate courses are now full.

Open Day experience

Watch this video to experience our Open Days. If you'd like to visit, our Newton Park Campus operates an Open Campus Policy and welcomes visitors Monday to Friday between 09:00h and 17:00h. Please email for more information.


Help - what to do if....

I’ve already applied to Bath Spa, but want to change to a different course.

That’s ok. As long as there are places available and you are eligible. You don’t need to do this through Clearing, just email to explain what course you want to change to and we will look into it.

Bath Spa is my insurance choice and UCAS have let me know I’ve been accepted. Should I call?

No, if UCAS have confirmed your acceptance you should wait and we will send you information about registration and enrolment. If you have any concerns you can email

I’ve been accepted through Clearing and now need somewhere to live.

Contact our Student Housing team by emailing and they will be able to let you know what accommodation is available. Please be aware that accommodation is allocated in the first instance to those students who confirm Bath Spa as their first choice. Visit our accommodation advice section for further information (link to housing section)

I want to apply for a place with a deferred start date.

You can’t apply through Clearing for a place with a deferred start date, but if you email we may be able to make an amendment for you.

I think I’ve missed the Clearing deadline!

Don’t panic! Officially, UCAS close their Clearing vacancy service at the end of September although institutions can still make Clearing decisions until 22 October 2013. However, Clearing really finishes when institutions have filled their places, so pick up the phone to check!


Once you get your results, Adjustment is a period of five days that allows you to change your decision to a course and/or institution that has higher entry requirements. If you have achieved higher grades than you were predicted, you can use the Adjustment period to consider whether you want to change your course or institution.

This is an important decision, so you should think carefully and consider the following:

  • Any contracts you may have signed for accommodation at your current institution.
  • You will need to amend your Local Authority/Student Loan Company application, which may delay your payment.
  • Your reasons for choosing your first choice institution.
  • The possibility that there may be no accommodation available at the new institution.
  • If you decide to Adjust, but then change your mind, it is unlikely that your original place would still be available and you would also have lost your accommodation.
  • Once you have registered for Adjustment, your current institution will be able to see this status change.

Adjustment is available from 15 to 31 August 2013, but you have a maximum of five calendar days to register and secure an alternative course. You can apply via UCAS Track

More information about Adjustment is available on the UCAS website

Here at Bath Spa we have a dedicated team for Adjustment queries. You can speak to a member of the team by calling: 01225 875550. You should explain you are calling about Adjustment and have your UCAS personal ID ready.

If you are accepted for Adjustment by Bath Spa, we will send you an email with all the details. You will need to respond to this email accepting the offer before we can confirm with UCAS Track that you have secured a place.


If you apply to Bath Spa University through clearing, we cannot guarantee you a hall of residence place as we prioritise these to first year students who have made us their firm choice. There is a chance that accommodation could become available to you, but any offer is likely to be last minute and cannot be guaranteed before the start of term.

The Student Housing service is ready to help students seeking accommodation and over the years have developed an effective house hunting guidance service. The team comprises of knowledgeable staff that have experienced student house hunting first hand.

Once your place through Clearing is confirmed and you know you are coming to Bath Spa University, please email to find out what you need to do next.

Title your email Clearing Housing Advice and make sure you provide us the following details:

  • Your name
  • UCAS personal
  • ID number
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Contact telephone numbers

Week commencing 19th August we will send out housing advice to everyone who has contacted us by email. Due to the extremely high demand for halls of residence, it is unlikely that we will be able to offer this type of accommodation. However, we will provide helpful information and advice about finding accommodation in Bath.

We are also able to provide you with access to local available properties and rooms via our website Bath Spa Studentpad has a forum with message boards, where you can meet other students looking to house share in Bath.


Still to apply for finance?

For those of you who haven’t already applied for Student Finance, please do so as soon as possible by visiting the Student Finance England website. They will do their best to make sure you get some of your student finance as close as possible to the start of term but the sooner you apply the better.

Already applied for student finance?

If you’ve already applied for student finance but your course, university or college have changed through Clearing you’ll need to let us know as it could affect what you’re entitled to.

Full-time students can make changes to their course, college or university details online. To make a change log into your online account then My Account >Make changes to my 13/14 application>Change your course. Whereas part-time and postgraduate students will need to send a form.

Finance question?

SFE will be holding dedicated ‘Clearing Clinics’ on facebook ( and on The Student Room to support students who have any questions about their student finance applications. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
( for more information. Download the student finance clearing leaflet 2013

Bath Spa finance team

Get in touch with our Finance team if you have any queries regarding fees and finance. We provide all students with a named contact, although any of the team will be happy to assist you. Our personal Finance contacts relate alphabetically to student surname. 

Student surname beginning A - F, phone Sharon on 01225 875817
Student surname beginning G - K, phone Lorraine on 01225 875562
Student surname beginning L - P, phone Lynda on 01225 875731
Student surname beginning Q - Z, phone Jenny on 01225 875441

All telephones have a voicemail service. Please leave a message if your named contact is busy and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively try another phone line as you can speak to any of us on the numbers above. To contact by email the address is


For all bursary enquiries, please call the Bursary Manager on 01225 875804 or email

Contact us

If we haven’t answered your question about Clearing in these pages, please get in touch. 

Admissions and Adjustment

t: 01225 875550

PGCE Clearing

t: 01225 875875






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