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Clearing success story: Portsmouth

Read about Guy's experience of getting a place through Clearing to study a Biology BSc (Hons) at the University of Portsmouth.

Guy used Clearing to get a place at the University of Portsmouth

Why did you use Clearing?

I wasn't accepted by my firm-choice university as I didn’t receive the grades I expected. On results day I was feeling very disappointed. My teachers and family encouraged me not to worry. They helped me look into Clearing and what was available to me. I had no idea what to expect or what the process entailed prior to Clearing. I wasn’t expecting to go through Clearing so had never looked at it. 

Friends who were studying at Portsmouth encouraged me to look into it. The live chat feature on the website helped to reduce the stress I felt over calling. After browsing the website and considering the course I'd be interested in, I decided to give the Clearing number a call. My biggest worry was that I wouldn’t be accepted anywhere or there'd be no spaces left. So when I received my place at Portsmouth, I felt relieved.

My advice for others going through Clearing is not to worry. Just because your plans have changed, it isn’t the end of the world. You’ll probably end up enjoying it far more than you'd have ever imagined.

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