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Yvonne Leslie

Yvonne Leslie worked in retail and had thought about returning to education to study BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion for a while. She had been putting it off, but decided to apply to the University through Clearing. This is her story.

"I found the Clearing process very easy, and any queries I made by phone or email were always dealt with really well."


"Even though I came through Clearing, I still felt fully prepared to start at Birmingham City University. I received my information pack with my ID, a list of items I’d need and information on where to go on the first day."

Inspiring, exciting, challenging and fast paced

"A lot has happened personally in the last year and I’m very proud and relieved to have completed my first year of university. It has been inspiring, exciting, challenging and fast paced. No two moments are ever the same."

"Earlier this year I was selected to pitch my ideas to George at ASDA Head Office and meet their Buying Directors. I was chosen after a developing a concept based around time saving and multi functionality clothing for a boyswear range. It was absolutely fantastic to be selected."

Don't hesitate in contacting the University

"I would advise anybody going through Clearing not to hesitate in speaking to the University and the department you are hoping to study in. They are more than accommodating and really helpful."

“Make an appointment to see the facilities and get a feel for the University, it is a great space to study in.”