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Clearing and Adjustment

Clearing hotline: 01952 815000 Open today from 9am - 5pm

If you find yourself in Clearing you may feel worried about what happens next. That's where we can help.

We'd love to talk to you about your options, courses that may be available and how to arrange a visit to Harper Adams.

Take a look at our course pages to find out what our courses involve and how they fit with your career aspirations.

Government’s decision to award Centre Assessed Grades

In light of the Government’s decision to award Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) to A-level and GCSE students, Harper Adams University would like to reassure everyone who has had their place confirmed by us that those places remain secure. We have been advised that some Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs), including Pearson BTECs and C&G awards, have been affected by the OFQUAL down-grading adjustment process and so there will be issuance of CAGs for those. If we are advised that this process results in a higher award for any individual, we will contact them if this means that they have a wider range of our courses to consider.

Should any students feel their CAGs make them eligible for a different course at Harper Adams (for example Bachelors with Honours rather than Extended, Foundation or Ordinary degree) they should contact the admissions team directly on 01952 815 000 or by completing our call back form, supplying details of expected grades and the course they are seeking to join.

Our lines also remain open to future students yet to be matched to a university place or wishing to switch to Harper Adams as their first choice, subject to place availability and meeting entry requirements.

Contextualised offers (usually a one grade drop) can be made to students who meet eligibility criteria under our Access to Harper programme.

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Did you know that thousands of students every year - around 10% of all university students in fact - find their course through UCAS Clearing?

Hattie Horsler was one of those students when, unsure of her future but knowing she loved the great outdoors, she discovered our Countryside with Environmental Management degree through Clearing. Reading all about the course online she realised it was a great fit with her interests in nature and wildlife. The placement year built into all Harper degrees, interesting modules, and an exciting range of potential careers, really appealed to her.

Applying through Clearing was straightforward and the response rapid - and just a few weeks later the 18-year-old arrived at Harper for Welcome Week, making new friends and settling into her halls of residence. Discovering she had dyslexia could have been a worry, but with lots of help from Harper's Learner Support Team, she never felt daunted.

Four years later Hattie's proud family and friends watched her graduate with a first class honours degree, which earned her a free place on a masters' course of her choice. Now 23, Hattie, from Bedfordshire, is reaching the end of an MSc Entomology degree, and looking forward to starting the career in wildlife she dreamed of when she discovered Clearing.

Where could UCAS Clearing take you?

Hattie working on her bee research in the entomology labs

"Clearing changed my life. Before I came to Harper, I was unsure of my future career path. But during my time here I have found my focus and become more confident as an individual."

Hattie Horsler

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