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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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Preparing for university as an international student

If you are reading this, you might be concerned about how to prepare for university. Don’t worry, I felt the same as you before I came to the University of Brighton. As an international student from Malaysia, I had to make sure that I was well prepared for the weather, culture, studies, and lifestyle before…

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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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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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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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Why is it important to attend a Summer School?

At the University of Brighton, we are offering you the chance to attend our online summer school, where you will experience what university life is like and what it is like to study a degree. From my experience when I was in year 12, I attended a summer school at the University of Brighton and…

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Lenka in nurse uniform

I chose Brighton because nursing is my dream job!

Since I was a child, I was always attracted to and fascinated by healthcare. I loved hospitals and medical terminology and I admired everybody working in that field. My life journey though took me elsewhere and I became a language teacher instead. However, reconsidering my career options during a long maternity break, I was drawn…

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I chose Brighton so that I could protect the planet!

With how the Ecology and Conservation course is constructed, it might not be directly obvious how it is working on saving the environment. However, our course is training us to become scientists whose main goal is to protect our planet and its wide range of species and ecosystems. Our modules focus a lot on the…

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