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Clearing Success Story – Faith, University of Bradford

Faith used Clearing to get onto a Pharmacy course at the University of Bradford

Faith, Bradford
Faith studied Pharmacy at the 
University of Bradford

What circumstances led you to entering Clearing?

On Results Day, I realised some of my grades in subjects I had been worried about came back better than expected and I was accepted to all the universities that I’d wanted for my original course. So I took a gamble since I had nothing to lose. Why not try for something that I thought I wouldn’t get into?

What was it like on Results Day?

Completely stressful. First year of sixth form hadn’t gone the way I’d hoped so I had to change some of my plans to match what my new predicted grades were. Opening the results was somewhat refreshing knowing that I couldn’t really change anything, but regardless of what happened I would still have options. 

How did you find out what courses were available?

I had a look at the university’s website to see which courses had spaces.

Where did you go for help and support throughout the process?

I actually didn’t tell anyone what I was planning. I hadn’t really decided until after I opened the results, so I merely kept my mouth shut and threw my bets on the table.

What was the main reason for choosing the course you chose?

I could never really set my mind to one single thing that I wanted to do. I wanted to do everything under the sun, but I knew that I loved science, meeting people and helping them, and Pharmacy managed to put all those things together.

Did you find a place to live easily?

I grew up quite close to Bradford but just before I started university my family planned to move further away so I had to find somewhere on campus to live. Luckily there were still spaces in The Green, so I went on a tour with my dad and booked a room pretty much the day after.

How has your time at university been? Have you enjoyed your course?

Definitely! I’ve always been a social butterfly and Bradford was just the right size for me. I never ran out of people to study with, volunteer with, learn from or just sit around and binge-watch TV with.

What are you hoping to do once you have graduated?

There is a great big world out there and I want to put everything I’ve learned into use. I am very excited to fully register as a pharmacist and start working in different sectors to see what works best for me long-term. I also spent a lot of time at university learning languages, so I hope to travel and explore some of the cultures that I have learned about.