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What will happen on UCAS Results Day 2020?

It’s almost UCAS results day, so as you nervously await 8am on Thursday, to see if you’ve got that uni place you always dreamed of. We thought it would help to give you a quick follow up to our results day blog from June with a little more detail on what will happen on Thursday…

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So, What will happen?

At 8am UCAS Track will go live and you will be able to log in and see if your university application has been successful.

What Will Track Show?

If decisions have been made by your university choices, and UCAS have been notified, Track will show one of the following:

You have replied to your offer(s) and are holding at least one conditional place.      

What it means: UCAS are waiting for the university to let them know if you met the conditions and have been accepted onto the course.

 Congratulations! Your place has been confirmed.

What it means: In a nutshell, you’ve done it! You’ve been accepted at the university and they’ll be in touch with the next steps.

 You are in Clearing. Your Clearing number is…

What it means: You weren’t successful in gaining a confirmed place and you’ll have to use UCAS’ clearing service.

There are two other options which are unconditional places but with substantial changes, this could be a change of course or start date. Click here to find out more about what those mean.

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What Next?

If you’ve successfully got your place, congratulations! Your university will be in touch with what to do next. Track will show your confirmation letter in five to seven days. But while you wait get on the phone and socials and brag!

If you didn’t get the grades needed and were unsuccessful in getting onto your uni course. You can either defer a year or you’ll be able to enter Clearing. Check out UCAS’ guide to Clearing here –  This is also where our No Place No Pay Guarantee comes into play, where if you didn’t secure a place at your uni and no longer require a room may eligible to apply for a refund of your initial payment*.

What Happens If I Did Better Than I Expected?

Well, firstly congratulations! You can now either accept the course you applied for or you can take a look at UCAS’ Adjustment service.

Adjustment is the opportunity for you to reconsider where and what you study. If you’ve had a conditional firm choice accepted, you could potentially swap your place for one on another course you prefer. The Adjustment service is available from results day until the end of August.

However, when it comes to the Host Booking Commitments, unlike Clearing you won’t be eligible for Host’s No Place No Pay Guarantee if you use Adjustment and transfer to a different location/city.

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Help! I Haven’t Booked My Student Accommodation Yet.

Don’t panic! We still have limited rooms available in almost all of our cities across the UK and Ireland. Head to our locations page for the latest availability.

When you move in to your Host accommodation for the new academic year, there will be a number of additions to Host’s procedures designed to set an even higher standard of cleanliness and safety at our accommodation.

*No Place No Pay – Not available at all locations, check with your location for further details.

Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.

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