Clearing
  • Clearing

    We’re still accepting applications for our Undergraduate courses

    What is Clearing?

    Clearing is a UCAS process for students that haven’t applied to a course before July, have declined a Firm place elsewhere, or haven’t got the grades they were hoping for. If you haven’t met your grades, don’t panic, you could apply through Clearing.

    How does Clearing work?

    You may be able to apply through Clearing from 5 July if:

    • You apply through UCAS after 30 June. You will go straight into Clearing when you set up a UCAS profile. 
    • You have not met the conditions of your Firm and Insurance offers. You may still be accepted by your Firm or Insurance choice, but if not UCAS will enter you into Clearing automatically.
    • You have changed your mind about which University you want to go to. You can decline your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in your application which will release your application into Clearing on your UCAS Hub and allow you to make a new choice.
    • You already have your exam results but have not been made any offers by a university.

    When can I apply via Clearing?

    We are still accepting applications for our courses and you can apply through Clearing from July to September. 

    How do I apply for a course at NUA?

    Whether you’re calling before or after A-Level Results Day on Thursday 18 August 2022, we’re always happy to discuss your options at NUA.

    Call us on +44 (0)1603 751485

    Email us on admissions@nua.ac.uk

    What happens when I call NUA about Clearing?

    Before Thursday 18 August 2022, get in touch with our Admissions Team who will let you know what we need and be able to arrange for the Course Team to review your application.

    From Thursday 18 August 2022, we have a dedicated Clearing team on hand to direct you to the most relevant person to speak with, so just make sure you are prepared for us to ask you a few questions about your application. If you are:

    • Calling about a current application, you will speak with our Admissions Team.
    • Looking to apply for one of our courses, you will speak with a member of our academic team to discuss your application in a short telephone interview.

    We review monologues for BA (Hons) Acting and portfolios for all other courses except BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion and BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Marketing. Whether you’re an artist, actor, programmer, architect, designer, practitioner or maker, we want to see your work! 

    Start preparing an online portfolio with examples of your work or record yourself performing two monologues ready to show us before you call us. You can submit this to us by emailing admissions@nua.ac.uk then we will be able to talk through your work with you.

    Before we talk to you on the phone, we need to see examples of your creative practice to make sure you are the right fit for your chosen course, so here are a few tips to perfect your portfolio.

    Photograph your work in well-lit surroundings without any reflections and don’t be afraid to highlight pieces of your work you would like to highlight.

    You could also scan pieces of your work if it is possible to do so.

    After photographing, you should host the portfolio on an online platform such as Dropbox, Prezi, Vimeo, YouTube, a professional website or social media or blog.

    Make sure you email it to us! Send us a link to your online portfolio or send an individual PDF as an attachment, rather than in the main section of the email.

    If you are preparing monologues for BA (Hons) Acting we ask that you prepare two monologues, a comic and a more serious one. Each monologue should be between 2 and 4 minutes long.

    You can get tips for preparing your portfolio or monologues for an individual course on our course pages.

    If you want to speak to us about your options, we will ask you to submit a digital portfolio of your work to us.

    Once we have received this, we will be able to arrange for the Course Team to review your application.

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    Top 10 for
    Teaching Quality

    by the Times and Sunday Times 2022

    Top Two UK
    Creative Arts
    University

    by The Complete University Guide 2023

    Uni of
    the Year

    for Student Retention -
    The Times and Sunday Times 2020

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