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>Dave 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>Annabel Smith-Moorhouse<br></p>
“I decided it was fate telling me to go study something I would actually enjoy.” – Clearing offered Annabel the opportunity to pursue a passion (3 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)

“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 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.

“I knew what I wanted to do and Plymouth was the best option for me. I phoned on results day and could not fault the Clearing process. The advisor kept me in the loop at every stage and calmed my nerves. My advice is to have a clear vision of what course you want, and make sure you articulate that to the advisor. 

I ended up studying two degrees at Plymouth, spending five years in the city and having the best time ever with the best people ever.”

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies graduate Will Sugg is now a Digital Account Manager at Communisis.