Real Life Experiences of Clearing
What do students themselves say about the Clearing experience:
Changed Course Offer at confirmation:
"With my heart set solely on Aston University, I initially felt a real blow to discover that I had just missed the ABB A level grades to make it onto by first choice Business and Management course. I picked Aston for its great overall reputation and city campus, so was willing to look at the other options available to me through being offered an alternative course in Business. I was contacted by the Joint Honours team who informed me that I could combine a Business course with a large range of other topics. Like all other Business School students, I would still be able to complete a placement and choose a specific Business stream in my final year. After making my subject choices and speaking to Joint Honours, I was offered a place on their BSc Business and Sociology programme.
Despite not being my initial first choice course, my experience has been fantastic. Being a Joint Honours student offers you a great opportunity to keep your studies varied and lets you make friends from different academic schools.
Not only have the teachings from both sides benefited my experience in both subjects, I spent my placement year working in Marketing for Disney in London and now have a Graduate Job with Warner Brothers." Chris, Graduate, Aston University, Birmingham
"I had my heart set on going to the University of York, and when I didn't do as well in my English A-Level as I had expected, I was disappointed to find York could not except me on my chosen course. I had succeeded in getting a place at my insurance offer University, but I didn't want to go there anymore. I was offered lots of support from my school, but ultimately it was my decision and I had to go and research my options. I found a course at the University of York in clearing that I hadn't even known existed. I called the admissions tutor for the course and was accepted! Going into clearing was the best thing that ever happened to me and I've just secured a job in an industry I'd never thought to consider when I was at school." Roberta, University of York graduate
"It really is worth ringing round universities
to see what else is on offer. Make a list of questions, compare your options and if you have time to look around then do so. Just because your friends are going and doing something doesn't mean you have to, it's ok to go out on a limb as long as you follow your dreams and are happy. Life goes on and unexpected results can open up a whole new world." Nakai, Newman University College, Birmingham