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Brighton student walking in 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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Rosemary Rich

Going to university as a mature student – why I did it

I can’t pretend that I didn’t feel a bit uncertain the day I went back to university as a mature student. I’d given up my job in a charity, which was a comfortable and worthwhile role, to embark on a PhD in History. Was I mad to take such a leap of faith? Writing three…

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Brighton student in South Laine

What is Early Clearing? Top 5 Questions

I’m Charlotte, an English Literature and Creative Writing student who went through Early Clearing and 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 Early Clearing? Early Clearing is when you apply through Clearing before results day. I took…

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Carlys home office

I chose Brighton because of the placement opportunities!    

Education BA focuses on so much more than just teaching. It introduces many career opportunities for students to consider like careers advisor, counsellor, play therapist, special educational needs coordinator (SENCO), community education officer and criminal rehabilitation. I have also been fascinated by the different age ranges that the course focuses on. Instead of having to choose either primary or secondary education, I have…

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Brighton sunset

How I’ve changed at university

University is an amazing experience; you learn so many different skills, both inside and outside of the classroom. Everyone starts university at different points in their life. Some may be 18 and leaving home for the first time, others may be older or staying at home while they study. No matter the circumstance, the university…

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Brighton pier

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. At sixth form, I…

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