It's Results Day! Thousands of Scottish students are receiving the grades that will determine their next steps. 

Whether you are getting your results by post, text or email - the big day can be equally nerve-wracking. 

Hopefully, you get everything you dream of but in case you are looking for a little extra support - here's how to get advice on appeals, University Clearing as well as some guidance on what comes next. 

Congratulations on getting here and here are all the contact details you need to start planning your next steps.

SQA helpline you can call on SQA Results Day 2022

Once the results have sunk in, you might be looking for some additional support. 

You can call the SQA helpline on 0345 279 1000 or fill out the candidate enquiry form via the SQA website.

This includes any questions you might have about your results, UCAS Confirmation, University Clearing advice as well as if there is anything missing or wrong with your certificate.

Health and wellbeing on SQA Results Day 2022

You don't need us to tell you that exam season and the results aftermath is a nerve-wracking time which means it's more important than ever to check in and look after yourself

The SQA has issued some advice regarding student's mental health and wellbeing ahead of Results day, writing: "If you’re feeling stressed, worried or overwhelmed, talking to a trusted friend, family member, teacher or lecturer about how you’re feeling can be a good first step and make a big difference.

It has also shared some organisations that will be able to give you support during this tense time:

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What's next after SQA Results day 2022?

If whatever the certificate or screen says leaves you wondering - What's Next? Then there is plenty of help on hand.

Skills Development Scotland’s Results Helpline is offering free and impartial advice on anything to do with your results and your future.

The helpline will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesday August, 9 and Wednesday 10.

You will also be able to reach them between 9 am and 5 pm on August 11, 12, 15 and 17.

The Skills Development Scotland’s Results Helpline is 0808 100 8000.

You can also chat with the advisers through social media, including via LinkedIn and Twitter.

SQA Results Day and University Clearing

Applying to university through Clearing can feel a little complicated and overwhelming but there is plenty of guidance out there to help.

Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any available places they still have on their courses. 

From 5 July – 18 October, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.

There are a few conditions where you can use clearing including if you didn't meet the conditions of your offer, you didn't get any offers or any that you wanted to accept. 

For more advice regarding Results Day and Clearing, visit the UCAS website.