Clearing is a good opportunity to find which university or course suits you best. I was fortunate that through clearing, I was able to study my favourite course at my dream university. Here are my three tips for clearing!
1. Research your options
It’s important to find the right university for you. So, reading student blogs can give you an insight into studying at York from current students. You can also chat to current students if you have any queries.
Here are several reasons why I chose the University of York:
The college system
The college system helps students to settle into the University. I am in Constantine College, so living here in my first year made me feel at home.
There are over 200 student societies. I am a member of the York Chinese Student and Scholars Association (CSSA ). This society is a great place to make friends and meet like-minded people.
There is a wide range of support. For example, Nightline and Open Door are useful listening and support services for students. Second and Third Year Mentors (STYMs) also help you throughout your first year.
2. Be Prepared
Keep a record
Firstly, record the phone numbers and email addresses for undergraduate admissions. You could also note the contact details of the relevant department. Secondly, keep note of all your personal information including your UCAS ID, results and email address.
Be aware of deadlines
Give yourself plenty of time for other processes after Clearing. This includes applying for accommodation and applying for a visa (for international students).
3. Seek help
If you have any problems, you can contact the relevant department. This is because they are all very friendly and can give you some great advice.
Before Clearing, I wasn’t sure which course was suitable for me. During the Clearing process, I sought help from the staff who helped me decide what course was perfect for me. I appreciated all the help I received, because now I am studying a fantastic course.
The admissions team help you with your application and give you advice before and during the Clearing process.
The departments are more familiar with the specifics of the courses, so they can give you more in-depth advice.
Thank you for reading my three tips for clearing, I wish you the best of luck with your journey!