Brighton Student bloggers

Read student blogs about student life and the Brighton university experience

Ketan Srivastva is studying Physical Education BA(Hons)

My Clearing Story: How I found a sports degree in Clearing

I was clear about the course I wanted to study but was confused in choosing the most appropriate university for me. During the post-Covid situation in 2021, I was expecting my school marksheet and certificate, which was mandatory to upload in the application for university. But unfortunately, the result got very delayed from the examination board. Therefore, there was no other option for me than to apply through Clearing.

Why I chose Brighton for my Physical Education degree

I had many options of other universities. However, my sister is a University of Brighton graduate. She had a very positive experience throughout her degree program. Moreover, she also told me that the sports facilities provided by University of Brighton are absolutely amazing, so I chose an undergraduate degree in sports and exercise.

Physical education and sports students jumping over obstacles in modern gym

Top-level sports facilities

Being a sportsperson and enrolled in a sports course, the sports facility provided by University of Brighton are absolutely top-level. All University of Brighton campuses are very accessible and connected through public transports, the location of campuses are amazing, and I also received the positive experience from University of Brighton support teams.

Clearing for a sports degree

I applied at University of Brighton Clearing in the first week of August. I just made a list of couple of back-up courses in case I didn’t get my preferred course, so I could choose another related course of the same field of studies which I was interested in.

The Clearing team is very active. After having a call with the admissions tutor regarding all the queries such as the availability courses and entry criteria, they directed me to fill in the details on the online Clearing form on University of Brighton website in the Clearing section. Afterwards, I emailed my form to the Clearing team and soon got my confirmation email from the university.

From applying to the university until half way through my degree, I have never felt alone. Choosing University of Brighton was best decision of my life and it feels like a home away from home.

My advice on Clearing as an international student

Being an international student, the process of applying through Clearing was very simple to understand. The university admission team, Clearing team and international support team were very supportive and active in responding to all the queries as quick as possible and I personally really appreciated such prompt support.

Tips if you are applying through Clearing

Make sure that you apply as soon as the portal opens because in some courses places are given on first come first served basis, but in case of any unexpected situation if response to your application gets delayed, just be patient and calm. The university team will contact you as soon as possible so don’t panic!

Jenny and a friend holding their results

Word from the uni

Do grades matter in Clearing? Well, yes but we always look at you as an individual with a variety of talents and strengths. It’s never only about your grades!

Find out how Clearing works when you apply to university.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
applying to uniclearingPhysical Education with QTS BA(Hons)university applications

Ketan Srivastva • 5th July 2023

Previous Post

Next Post

Skip to toolbar