Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Hi guys! My name is Carney and I am one of the Senior Clearing Assistants in the Clearing team

Working Clearing at the University of Greenwich is hard, and long work, however it is good fun. Sometimes someone may call and be unhappy with a certain situation and although it may not be the operators fault, sometimes they just need to let out their frustrations. While those calls can be a bit disheartening, we often receive a call where the person is far happier. The little things we do, by simply doing our job (yet still going above and beyond) can make an applicant very happy. Tears of joy are actually quite common.

Working clearing is rewarding, because you get to work with a great team of people towards the same goal, helping applicants. Although I didn't apply through Clearing, my colleagues and I know that for others, this is a very important time in the progression of their education. To that end, my advice would be for all those in Clearing, be prepared!

Think long and hard about what you want to do and where you want to go. After all it is your choice, you are the one who will be repay the student loan. Once you have made a long and considered decision, contact the university you wish to apply to. But before you do contact them, make sure you are prepared!
  • Make sure you are actually in clearing, i.e. not holding offers with any other university.
  • You know what course you want to study
  • You know what your grades are.
  • Also, that you have your UCAS details ready to give over.
All of this will help you in your application.

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask questions. The only stupid questions are the ones you don’t ask. Ask whoever you’re speaking to what’s on your mind and I am sure they will do their best to help. You can email us, phone us or speak to us on Livechat at

Good luck in clearing friends!


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