Our students share their Clearing stories and how they felt throughout the whole experience as well as giving you tips and advice for applying this year.
Lania Sarwar Mirza
Radiotherapy - BSc (Hons)
Lania was initially hesitant to apply to a university away from home and felt quite nervous about leaving her support network and large family dynamic. Six days before term started she decided to step outside of her comfort zone, face her fears head on and apply to BCU through Clearing. She’s now on track to achieving her dream of working on the front line of the health service in Birmingham.
Civil Engineering - BEng (Hons)
With a young family and a full time job to juggle alongside his plans for a new career, Malek re-assessed his university options and applied for a new course through Clearing which was much closer to home. Within weeks, he had his place at BCU and has now secured a year-long placement with a top-three employer in the civil engineering industry.
Biomedical Engineering - BEng (Hons)
Faced with the devastating prospect of giving up on his dreams of going to university, Muhammad discovered he could apply for a course in Clearing. Now he’s on track to pursue his ideal career in the medical industry.
Criminology - BA (Hons)
Reine made a tough decision to leave university after just one year and change course in Clearing but soon realised how important it is to focus on studying something you enjoy and having a great experience. She was relieved when she realised how quick and simple the Clearing application process is and she’s gone on to have an incredible time at BCU and is so glad she decided to stay in Birmingham.
Criminology - BA (Hons)
Asia had a last-minute change of heart and was doubtful about moving away from home for university as she was keen to save money. She had been concerned about the stigma surrounding Clearing but was relieved when she realised how easy the process is and the flexibility it gave her to switch to a course she was truly invested in.
Criminology - MA
Alex refused to let rejection get the better of him after he didn’t get the grades he needed for his first and second university choices. He knew he had the ability to succeed, so with a determination to make his mum proud and fulfil his potential he applied for a course through Clearing and hasn’t looked back. He’s moved to a new city, had some amazing work experience opportunities and has now completed a Master’s.