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How to choose a university

You’ve just about decided on a course, and you’re relieved that the big, life-changing decisions are over. Think again – they’ve only just begun. Everyone is different, but luckily, so is every university. No university is better than the other, really, it’s all about which is the best fit for YOU. Here are the top things to look …

How to choose a course

You’ve only just gained the confidence to ask the teacher whether you can go to the bathroom, and now they’re asking you to pick a degree that will direct the course of your entire life. For some, this task can be overwhelming, but the good news is that the choices on offer are broader than you can  …

Alternatives, advice and… an A*? – Gabriel’s story

For me, thoughts of going into Clearing began after exams. I began to assess my degree choice and whether it was suited to what I wanted to do after university – I’d firmed and insured two different institutions, doing chemical engineering at both. In the period after exams, I had more time on my hands …

When plan B pays off – Honor’s story

In the run up to results day I was anxious, but I was also very good at pushing that worry to the back of my mind. I knew there was a high possibility that I hadn’t gotten the grades I needed … yet I did my best to ignore everything about results day and almost …

Plan for every outcome – Emma’s story

I’d never heard of Clearing or Adjustment before I went through it myself. I hadn’t got very good grades at AS and was planning on taking a gap year, as I thought my A2s would go the same way. I hadn’t applied to any universities, but my school made me write a personal statement as …

The new plan A – Honor’s tips for Clearing

Finding out you haven’t got the grades you wanted is hard, but sometimes pushing through and going ahead with plan B can be even harder. When I found myself studying biology instead of medicine, it took me a while to come to terms with my new path. But, after finishing my first year, I think …

My Summer School experience – Food and Crop Science

Lillie Jenkins was one of 24 Year 12 students who attended our Summer School in Food and Crop Science this year. She enjoyed it so much she’s written this guest post for us!  The subject of food captivates me not only due to its ever-increasing prevalence in today’s society, but due to the science behind …

My Nottingham Experience – Eleanor, Philosophy student

My name is Eleanor and I’m a third year at the University of Nottingham. For the formative part of my degree I was a Joint Honours English and Philosophy student but, whilst I hold both the English Department here, and the subject itself, in very high regard, it became clear to me that it isn’t …

Look around and be ambitious – Judit’s Clearing story

I am a first-year international student from Hong Kong, who studied A levels in the UK. My A level years were the most stressful two years of my life: in addition of being an international student, I had to put extra effort into my studies due to the language barrier. I re-sat many of my …

Remember the three Ps – Emma’s tips for Clearing and Adjustment

If you’re feeling nervous about your results, I’d suggest making a plan for every situation, no matter how unlikely they seem. If you don’t quite get what you needed, or if you surprise yourself, there are endless possibilities and routes for you to take. Always take note of the courses and universities you are interested …