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Making the final choice

Clearing success story: Gloucestershire

Read about Lizzy, Demi, Zoe and Sophie's experiences of getting places through Clearing to study at the University of Gloucestershire.

University of Gloucestershire campus

Lizzy

Geography and Sport and Exercise Science graduate, Olympic Winter Games Skeleton Gold Medallist 2014/2018

My advice would be don’t panic. There's time to find the right university. Compile a shortlist of what key things you'd like from your course and university, call around and see what fits best, then go for it!

Demi

Popular Music graduate, iTunes number 1 recording artist and composer

I found the University of Gloucestershire through Clearing and it was the first course that really felt like it fitted me. Clearing felt stressful - you don’t know where you’re going to end up, or what’s going to happen - but I’m really glad that it happened, because if I hadn’t had that phone call with the tutor that day, none of the last three years of my life would've been the same (and they’ve been brilliant!). So I’m glad that it happened the way it did.

Zoe

3rd year student, Animal Biology

I decided to go through Clearing as I was unsure what I wanted to do at the time. What I found helpful is that the university has good ties with almost all of the local landlords in the area, making it easier to find houses if halls are full. I also liked that they rang me often while I was trying to find a house, just to update me - it helped make the whole process less stressful.

Sophie

Marketing, Advertising and Branding graduate

I went into Clearing because I missed my grades on results day. I must admit it wasn’t the most positive feeling but I had a very positive outcome! Deciding to study Marketing here really was the best decision I ever made, both professionally and personally. My degree really set me up for a successful career in a subject I’m really passionate about. The great industry placement I went on while at uni meant I was able to land a job at global marketing group Havas straight out of uni, and from there my marketing career has just gone up and up!

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