Clearing Success Story – Miguel, London Metropolitan University
Miguel, 34, from Spain, only used Clearing to apply to university and got a place to study a BA in Fine Art at London Metropolitan University.
What circumstances led you to entering Clearing/Adjustment?
I took the decision to start a degree just after the summer and the Clearing process was already open. As I was applying as a mature student and outside of the UCAS time-frame, I found Clearing an easy way to apply.
Did you do any preparation or research before results day?
I was a mature student when I applied for university which meant I didn’t have to wait for my results day.
Who helped you go through Clearing?
When I saw on London Met’s website that they had places in Fine Art I called the course enquiries team. Within a minute they were incredibly helpful. They booked an appointment for me with my course leader and explained the whole enrolment process. After my interview and once I was accepted on the course, I was contacted by a member of the staff from the university who helped me to enrol and who also answered the many questions I had.
How did you find out what courses were available?
I had a look through the website as I already knew that The Cass at London Met was well known for art.
What was the main reason for choosing the course you chose?
I've always liked art and I knew that London Met was one of the best universities in the UK to study my course. During my enrolment interview I was given the opportunity to visit The Cass. I couldn't believe the amazing installations that they had and the size of the studios that were available to students. This is something that really helped me to make my decision when it came to choosing a university.
Did you attend a university Clearing open day, if so did you find it useful?
Did you find a place to live easily?
I was already living in a shared flat in London. However, when I first moved to London, finding somewhere to live was quite simple.
How has your time at university been? Have you enjoyed your course?
I always say that my years at university have been some of the most important in my life, not only for the amount of knowledge I acquired during that time but also because of the experience of sharing my time with people from very different backgrounds. My lecturers and technicians were amazingly skilful and inspiring and the whole learning experience was very satisfying. I think that my time at London Met helped me to become a better me.
What would be your top tip for students in the lead up to Results Day?
I would say to them to try not to panic too much about results. There are always many ways to end up doing what you love. I would encourage them to ask questions, to contact the universities and to go to open days.
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