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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 Visual Culture degree course (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…

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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 an undergraduate degree in Geography because it’s a much broader discipline, so I’d be…

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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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Yousra smiling at the camera

Applying through Clearing as an international student – why I did it [video]

Why I applied through Clearing from abroad I applied through Clearing from abroad because it was mid-August, and I still wasn’t happy with my university choices. After being offered unconditional offers from three different universities none of them felt like the right fit for me. “As an international student, I was not used to writing…

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What is Early Clearing? Top 5 Questions

I’m Charlotte, an English Literature and Creative Writing student who went through Early Clearing. Previously I didn’t know why clearing opens so early for some people, so in this blog I’ll answer questions about it and will speak about my experience applying to the University of Brighton in my video.       What is…

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Getting into Philosophy through Clearing: My Clearing journey

I loved school in general but felt even more at home as I progressed into sixth form. I really enjoyed getting a taste of more freedom of choice in the direction of my studies and starting to have the kind of classroom environments that you go on to experience in seminars. School and first choices…

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