Results day

​For most, results day will be a great day and one you’ll definitely want to celebrate. But, it doesn’t always go to plan – which is why it’s important to be prepared.​

The best way to prepare for results day is to be aware of all of your options and prepare for every scenario.

Luckily, there are only three main scenarios – the first is that you receive the grades you wanted, the second is you do better than expected, and the third scenario is that you do not receive the grades you needed to secure your place at university. But now you know, you can prepare.

On results day, it is important to be prepared. When you collect your results, have your UCAS Personal ID to hand as well as the contact details for your firm choice University. Your UCAS application should be updated in the morning and you will be able to see if you have been placed or not. If you haven’t been placed, you’ll need to know what your options are; which is where we can help.

Advice & Tips: Results Day

Essential advice and guidance for students receiving their exam results and planning on coming to University. Staff and students from Loughborough University offer their own top tips for Results Day.


Unfortunately, not everyone gets the results they expected – and more importantly, the grades they needed to secure their place at university. If this is the case, then don’t panic – thousands of students go through Clearing every year and they find courses which they are passionate about at universities they love.

Quick Guide: Clearing

No need to panic - watch our handy guide to clearing which answers common questions and offers useful advice to those thinking of going through ‪‎clearing‬.