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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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My top five places to visit in Eastbourne

Eastbourne – regularly cited as being the sunniest place in the UK, there are countless reasons why you should be excited to move here. From its vast range of shops, bars, and restaurants to its sweeping seafront, there really is something for everyone. I have lived in Eastbourne for under one year now but have…

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Tour of Eastbourne during summer school

Summer School prepared me for uni – here’s why

While I was in my first year of college, I began thinking about my options for higher education and personally this was quite a daunting task, so I wanted to start preparing early so it gave me enough time to be able to consider all my options and not get into a panicked rush right…

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Why I chose to study sport and exercise science (SES)

Joining the SES course back in 2019 was a last-minute decision when I was not accepted onto the Physiotherapy BSc degree. I was advised by the University of Brighton to study years two and three of an SES degree, that would give me the eligibility I needed to study physiotherapy. After completing one year of…

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Why I joined Boxing Society

I chose to join a sports society to broaden my social circle beyond my course, to meet people with similar interests and to break away from essay writing. I wanted to be more involved at university as I am still living at home with parents and not living that full university experience.    My work-life…

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Seven Sister cliffs

Top places to visit in (or near!) Brighton

1. Preston Park Rock Garden      About the Rock Garden The Preston Park Rock Garden is a fantastic place to take pictures especially if it snows and even in the summer! It is also a very peaceful place to be at or walk around. How to get there You can get to Preston Park by…

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Joining a course halfway through

Joining the Sport and Exercise Science (SES) BSc course in the second year was daunting at first. Knowing I would be at a disadvantage, having missed and not learnt the fundamentals of SES in the first year, and making friends halfway through the course would be tough. I knew skipping a year may be challenging…

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Studying in my hometown

Why I choose to stay in Eastbourne to study a foundation degree and a bachelor’s degree is a question asked by many, including myself. Now, looking back three years later, staying in Eastbourne was the best decision I made. After finishing the first year of my BTEC (level 3) Diploma in Sport at the East Sussex…

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5 things I wish I knew before university

Learn from me and don’t overpack!!   Prior to moving to university, I created a huge excel spreadsheet and watched plenty of YouTube videos of what to bring to university and although this is very organised. I found that I could have saved myself a lot of time unpacking and money by waiting till I got…

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