The reality of Clearing as told by you

Where could Clearing take you?

Missing out on your preferred university course can feel like the end of the world. Alternatively, you may get your grades but still have doubts about your choices. As our students demonstrate, Clearing can quickly get you back on track, as well as open new doors.

<p>David Burt</p>
“I was working a full-time job, happily earning a salary, when changes in the company left my position uncertain.” – Clearing was Dave’s platform for a career change (4 min read)
<p>Emily Vickery</p>
“I knew that Clearing was my last chance so from July onwards it was a case of refocusing and researching.” – Clearing proved to be Emily’s catalyst for opportunity (6 min read)
<p>Alumni case study Ella Graham Goodman History with English graduate<br></p>
“Going though Clearing meant I had more choices and could explore changing my subject.” – Clearing gave Ella more options (3 min read)
<p>Will Sugg, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies<br></p>
“I was quite stressed during the entire period; I think it’s hard not to be. It was a whirlwind.” – Clearing opened doors for Will (2 min read)

“I came through Clearing at the very last minute. I was upset that I didn't get the grades that I was expecting, and I felt deflated by the whole situation, so I didn’t make a decision straight away.

“When I realised I did want to go to university and my lower-than-expected grades weren’t the end of the world, I chose to apply to Plymouth and found the process surprisingly easy.”

Melia Crawford, current BA (Hons) Art History student

“Clearing changed my life 100%! Plymouth was not my first choice, as I lived in London. However, after visiting on an open day, I fell in love with the city and the campus. It made me see how amazing it was compared to other smaller universities that had less to offer. I was devastated when I failed to get the grades for optometry. However, when I was offered a place to study biomedical science instead, I did some research and was impressed enough to take a shot.”

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science graduate Nanna has now secured a job at Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea as a trainee Biomedical Scientist.