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Clearing Success Story – Lucy, University of Chester

Lucy, 20, from Northern Ireland used Clearing to get onto a course at the University of Chester.

Lucy Boyd University Of Chester

What is your degree, and where are you studying?

Psychology at the University of Chester’s Parkgate Road Campus.

What degree had you originally applied for and where?

Geography at Newcastle University.

What circumstances led you to entering Clearing/Adjustment? If applicable, tell us about the ups and downs of A level results day.  

Unfortunately, as I did not get the required grades for Newcastle University, I was not able to go there, so Results Day was an upsetting occasion for me.

Did you do any preparation or research before results day?

I had done a little research into other options but hoped I would not need to use them.

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

I initially went to my careers advisor at school who told me to start calling as many universities as I could as soon as I could.

How did you find out what courses were available?

Myself and my mum started googling other universities to see which ones offered the course I wanted.

What factors made you finally settle on the course you chose?

I just went with my instinct and trusted myself that I had made the right choice.

Did the university offer a Clearing open day? If you went, was it helpful and did it alleviate any concerns you had?

Yes, I went to the Clearing open day and it made me feel much more relaxed.

How has your time at university been? Has it delivered what you were looking for and are you happy?

My time at university has been so worthwhile so far and I have absolutely no regrets. The support I have received has been great and I would recommend it to anyone.

How has your course supported or changed your career ambitions?

It’s helped me realise my degrees offers such a wide variety of career options and that there are many advisors that can help me in this area.