August 14, 2017, by Liz Cass

Why I chose Nottingham: Lucy

As part of our round up of good news and as thousands of teenagers prepare to get their A-level results we’ve asked five current students to share their experiences of life at Nottingham. In the fourth of these blogs Lucy shares her experience of Clearing.

I study Physiotherapy BSc at UoN and I am in my first year.

My grade criteria was AAB, which I exceeded with A*AB. 

I originally got rejected from studying physio at Nottingham after having an interview.

I got in contact and asked for feedback as to why I was rejected. By doing this I got in contact with one of the admission tutors and who would be one of my lecturer’s the following year.

I knew since I went to the open day for Nottingham that it was the only place I wanted to go to as the course was excellent and suited what I wanted to do. It also offered a fantastic rowing programme which was also a major part of my University decision as it is for many elite athletes.

I had received offers from other Universities, so had these as my back up, however I received advice from an admissions tutor from another university who said if Nottingham was really the only place I wanted then I should get back in contact.

Two weeks before results day I contacted the admissions tutor who I had been in contact with after my interview. I asked her if, I was to exceed the grade criteria, would I be able to get in contact on results day. She replied saying I could get in contact even if I just met the grade requirement.

On results day, the moment I found out my results I , along with my parents and Headmistress from my school called, emailed and left hundreds of messages to try and get hold of Nottingham admissions for physio and the tutor who I had been in contact with.

After an anxious few hours I received a call saying I had been accepted. I knew Nottingham was the only place I wanted to go to and I am so glad I persisted in the way I did as this year has been the best year of my life for both my academic and sporting success. I couldn’t be happier.

My advice to anyone in a similar situation to me is to believe in yourself and your abilities and never give up on what you want. If you know what you want, make sure you do everything in your power to reach your goal. Don’t panic and get as much advice and information you can from professionals.

Clearing course listings for EU and UK students will be released on the evening of Wednesday 16 August.  Our Clearing hotline will open at 8am onThursday 17 August. Places are still available for qualified international students (outside the EU) on many of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017. Visit our Clearing pages.

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