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Seniz Mustafa, studying Ecology and conservation MSci

My Clearing Story: Seniz

I always knew I would attend university, particularly entering secondary school. However, I wasn’t clear on what I wanted to study as I enjoyed many different areas of biology and history, but at A-level, I found a deeper interest in evolution and nature-based science. I applied through Clearing as I didn’t get the results I…

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Elianne Pekoulis David is studying Architecture BA(Hons)

My Clearing Story: Finding accommodation for my architecture degree

For a bit of background about me, I have always wanted to come to university, as personally it looked like the best pathway for what I wanted to study. I have known I wanted to study architecture since I was a little girl as I was always fascinated by it and by the dream of…

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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…

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Making an application

University applications: tips from students

Applying to university is a big moment and it’s important to make the best possible application. Here 10 of our students talk about their experience of applying to University of Brighton.

Group of students sharing Clearing stories

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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Student using a microscope in university lab

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 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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