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Clearing Success Story - Kelly, Leeds Trinity

Kelly used Clearing to get a place at Leeds Trinity University to study English Literature having originally applied to study Primary Education at Kingston University. 

Kelly, Leeds Trinity

Kelly studies English

Literature at Leeds Trinity 

What circumstances led you to entering Clearing/Adjustment?

I didn’t get the grades I needed. I was one grade off getting my predicted grades which would have secured my place at Kingston University, but unfortunately one of my grades slipped.

What was the main reason for choosing the course you chose?
I kind of came to the realisation that Primary Education maybe wasn’t for me, so I started looking at courses for things that I knew I loved during A-levels. That’s why I chose to do English Literature as I loved to read and write, and I received my best grade from that subject at A-level.

Did you attend a university Clearing open day, if so did you find it useful?
I did and I found it so useful. I spoke to some of my future lecturers and the support staff during the Open Day and it put me completely at ease and made me excited to start at a University I hadn’t even considered to begin with.

Did you find a place to live easily?
Leeds Trinity University made applying for accommodation very easy for those of us who came through Clearing. I just picked my top three choices and heard back within a week.

How has your time at university been?
I had the most amazing time at Leeds Trinity University, so much so that after I finished my BA I did a nine-month internship in their Career and Alumni departments and then completed an MA in Journalism. I made friends for life with the staff, as well as the students. I thoroughly enjoyed my course and would always recommend people interested in English to do the course that I did. It really has set me up for life.

What would be your top tip for students in the lead up to Results Day?
My top tip would be to not worry and try stay calm. It doesn’t matter if you miss getting into your first choice because you went down one mark – I ended up going to a university that I had never considered and I had the greatest time, met the most inspirational people and ended up with a career that I might not have got if it wasn’t for going through Clearing.