My Clearing Experience

Feelings about Clearing Before results day I was filled with anxiety, during the summer of year thirteen the fear of results day looms over you. I originally intended to take a gap year, but after receiving my results my mother advised me to go through clearing. Neither of us had any knowledge of the processes … Continue reading My Clearing Experience

My Experience in Clearing

The idea of Clearing was something that had always been imposed upon me by my sixth form leaders as some sort of stressful labyrinth that was to be avoided at all costs. Although this mentality may have encouraged me to adopt a strict revision schedule, it definitely didn’t do anything to calm my nerves for … Continue reading My Experience in Clearing

My Results Day Story

I was terrified for Results Day! I’d spent the last two years working incredibly hard in the hope of getting a place at the university I wanted to go to. I spent hours every day revising for months running up to my exams. After exams, I spent far too much time panicking about what my … Continue reading My Results Day Story

A Festival of Clearing

My clearing experience can only really be described as an emotional rollercoaster of events. There were times of joy, excitement, stress, worry and overall relief as I went through the process. I hope my story will reassure anyone who, like me, worries about rejection, failure, stress, and the unknown. Trust me, if I, a rather … Continue reading A Festival of Clearing

Clearing – Keep Calm and Carry On!

I’d finished my exams, packed up my stuff, and was driving out of the school gates. “That’s it!” I thought, “I’m off to Durham!”. Two months later I wasn’t so confident. Perhaps it hadn’t gone as well as I thought. Results day Then results day came. I was still in the car when UCAS updated. … Continue reading Clearing – Keep Calm and Carry On!

Historical Archaeology via Clearing

So, what actions should you take if you find yourself in Clearing? Contact your head of Sixth Form One of the first things to do is to contact your head of Sixth Form. They have experience dealing with students in this situation and will be happy to help. Contact universities you’ve previously applied to Some of the … Continue reading Historical Archaeology via Clearing

The F Word: Funding Postgraduate Research

It’s not often something we like to talk about, but it’s an unavoidable fact that starting a PhD doesn’t just require time and effort, but can also be major a financial commitment. That said, there are several routes and options for funding postgraduate study. Whether you’re lucky enough to receive a research council studentship, decide … Continue reading The F Word: Funding Postgraduate Research

Behind the scenes filming at TFTV

And action! As part of our postgraduate degrees, we were set a group task to create a short film revolving around an action sequence. We decided on a film-noir type short about a former convict detailing a botched prison escape.   This was our second of three days of shooting and also the most exciting since … Continue reading Behind the scenes filming at TFTV

Studying for an MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

I am Abdulsalam, but most of my friends and colleagues call me Salam. Currently I am a student completing the MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs, which is a part-time and online distance learning programme. I am originally from Syria, which was one of the oldest cultures where agriculture and cattle breeding appeared for the first … Continue reading Studying for an MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition in Georgia, USA

The competition As part of a team from the Griff Investment Fund, I was lucky enough to be selected to travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to present a hedge fund trading strategy at the J Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, where our team finished second overall, out of the five finalists. 60 … Continue reading Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition in Georgia, USA