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My university Clearing experience: Student Clearing Stories

I graduated from the University of Brighton and knew plenty of students who went through the university Clearing experience. So, we thought to gather together some student Clearing stories about their experience of Clearing and how it’s been a part of their journey. Student Clearing stories: Clearing students are just like you… Yes, don’t think…

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George Diamantopoulos

International student Clearing stories: George Diamantopoulos

George studies Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons). As an international student their Clearing experience was a little different. Still, as with our other student blogs about Clearing, they have useful insights and advice. Why did you apply through Clearing? During the summer of 2019 I was expecting my IELTS results which I needed to apply to university…

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Clearing student Eva who took an alternative route to university

Alternative routes to university: Eva’s Clearing journey

Eva, who is studying Pharmacy MPharm with integrated foundation year, tells us all about their student Clearing experience and how they took an alternative route to university.  Their video shows how Clearing opened up their path to uni and how their life is now. Why did you apply through Clearing? After applying to uni through…

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My route through Clearing: Seniz Mustafa

As part of our series on student Clearing stories Seniz Mustafa, who is a student on the Ecology and Conservation BSc, tells us about the route through Clearing they took and how they overcame any challenges along the way. Why did you apply through Clearing? I did not achieve the results that I had wanted,…

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Grace smiling in the physiotherapy suite

Clearing is about YOU not just your grades! I DID IT! My story [video]

Do grades matter in Clearing? Yes, exam grades matter in Clearing, but they are only one element that universities consider. Your vocational achievements are also important and universities use the UCAS tariff to assess this and like to hear about your aspirations not just exam results. Here’s what recent graduate Grace said about her grades…

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Mature student smiling after getting into university through Clearing

Can mature students apply through Clearing? Yes, I did!

About 10 years ago, I was introduced to my course, Visual Culture (it’s like history of art, but with a much broader focus that includes photography, film, advertising, fashion) by friends who had studied at Brighton. I read up about it, and though it seemed to chime with all my interests, I wasn’t in a position to study at the…

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University Clearing options – Clearing gave me choices

I didn’t want to go to the universities that offered me a place as I wasn’t sure about the courses, and they were both very far away from home…  What options do you have in Clearing? I found that Clearing gave me more options and made me realise that I didn’t want to choose between English and history and maybe I…

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University student walking in Brighton pavilion gardens after getting into university through Clearing

Getting into university through Clearing – how I did it

Most of my decisions regarding university have been driven by gut feelings. After A-levels I was struggling to decide between psychology and geography as I had loved both subjects. I had no idea what career I wanted so I went with Geography because it’s a much broader discipline, so I’d be able to specialise and…

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Thivya using a mannequin to study medicine

Choosing a course in Clearing – how I did it

I didn’t apply to university as I intended to take a gap year – I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to study so planned to take a year out to think about it. I changed my mind a few weeks before results day so I started researching and narrowed down a few courses and…

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