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Try not to let nerves get the best of you.

Of course, you’re going to be nervous! The important thing to remember is, if you don’t get the grades you were expecting it’s not the end of the road – not by a long shot. There are so many different opportunities available, through processes such as Clearing.

Check UCAS Track before leaving to collect your results.

UCAS Track will update at around 08:00 on results day. Most of the time, Track will update automatically, but don’t assume that if it hasn’t it’s bad news. Track is a database with thousands of entries so it may just take a little time.

Go and get those results!

Your actual results won’t show up on Track, so it’s always best to pick up your results as early as possible.

The things you will need to bring with you are:

•             Your UCAS Track login details

•             Your offer letter and full contact details for both your Firm and Insurance choices

•             Your mobile phone (fully charged!)

Got your grades? Time to celebrate!

Over the course of the day, Track will update and you will be able to accept your place. Make sure you read the confirmation letter from your university as it may contain information outlining what you need to do next.

Didn’t get what you were hoping for? Stay calm.

First things first, get on the phone to your Firm choice university straight away, as they may not have an issue with your grades or may offer you an alternative course (which you can accept or decline on Track). Secondly, give your Insurance choice a call to see if they have offered you a place. Thirdly, check your Track status to find out if you’re eligible for Clearing. If you are, check out our guide to Clearing here.

You’ve knocked it out the park.

That will teach you not to underestimate yourself! If you’re still happy to attend your first choice, great. But perhaps you want to look at courses that require higher entry requirements. You can see what’s available by looking at UCAS’s Adjustment service.

Ask questions.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, we will be happy to help any way we can. You can e-mail us at or talk to us on social media at @uochester.

From everyone at the University of Chester, we wish you the best of luck on results day!

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