Tuesday, 14 July 2015

How to get the best out of Clearing

We are now a few weeks into clearing and I’m sure many of you are eagerly awaiting your exam results and I wish you all the best of luck! If you feel as if you may not have done as well as you thought you would, or maybe even you’ve done better than you expected, you may find yourself in clearing this summer. Choosing the right University and programme for you is very important, so I am here to give you some advice on how to get the best out of Clearing.

  1. It is important to have all of your details and information to hand, especially your UCAS ID.
  2. Find a quiet place to make your phone calls and make notes throughout the call.
  3. Research the University and the programme.
    • You are investing 3 years of your time and money, make sure it is the right University for you!
    • Look at the history of the University and the surrounding areas. 
    • Read the student statistics for the programme.
    • Are there good job prospects after you have graduated? 
  4. The clearing staff are here to help you, ask questions! You could ask about:
    • Accommodation.
    • Bursaries.
    • The Student Union.
    • Does the University have student blogs? If so, read them.
  5. Keep organised, but do not panic!
    • Keep an eye on your emails, including your junk mail.
    • Meet the deadlines for accepting any offers.
  6. If you can, come and look at the University. As well as getting the opportunity to look at the University that you will be attending, you may also have the chance to talk to academics and students to get more a feel for the programme. 

I hope that this advice is helpful and I wish you all the best with your University applications!

If you have any questions regarding the clearing process or the University of Greenwich itself then please give the Enquiry Unit a call on: 020 8331 9000, or come and chat with us on LiveChat here: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/clearing

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