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Clearing and adjustment at Norwich University of the Arts

We’re still accepting applications for our BA and BSc degree courses.

NUA Clearing hotline phone number:

+44 (0)1603 751485

Clearing at NUA

If your results aren’t quite as you thought they would be, or if you haven’t applied before July, we’ve put together this guide to help you look at your options on an art, design, architecture or media course at NUA.

What is Clearing?

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

If you have met or exceeded your grades, you could apply through Adjustment.

How does Clearing work?

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

You apply through UCAS after 30 June 2019. You will go straight into Clearing when you set up a UCAS profile. 

You have not met your offer. You may still be accepted by your Firm or Insurance choice, but if not UCAS will enter you into Clearing automatically and you will be given a Clearing number.

You have changed your mind about which University you want to go to. Just be sure release your place on UCAS to contact your firm choice university and ask them to release you into Clearing.

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 many of our courses but 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 15 August 2019, we’re always happy to discuss your options on a course at NUA.

Call us on +44 (0)1603 751485. 

What happens when I call NUA about Clearing?

Before A-Level Results Day,  you will discuss your application with our Admissions Team who will ask you to submit a digital portfolio of work. Once we have received, we may be in contact again to arrange an interview, either in person through Skype or on the phone.

From Results Day, 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 will ask to see your work via a portfolio, so get this ready to submit by email before you call.

Do I need a portfolio?

We review portfolios for all of our courses except BSc (Hons) Games Development. Whether you’re an artist, programmer, architect, designer, practitioner or marker, we want to see your work! 

Start preparing an online portfolio with examples of your work 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.

Tips for preparing your portfolio

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 you 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 in the main section of the email.
Unable to send a digital portfolio? Not to worry, we would be happy to receive a physical portfolio on campus. Find out how to locate NUA.
You can get tips for preparing your portfolio for an individual course on our course pages.  

After Results Day

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 may be in contact once again to arrange an interview, most likely on the phone or through Skype.

Experience creativity at NUA

Need help? Chat to our friendly recruitment team

Book a place on an Open Day, or to find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, please contact Lynne, Sam, Tom, or Tori:

Call: +44 (0) 1603 610561

Email: studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk

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