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Clearing is an opportunity for students to make sure they get a place on a degree programme that excites them at an institution that will help them to achieve all of their goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution, and UCFB is proud to a count a number of its leading students as those who’ve come through the Clearing process.

Here, UCFB Wembley student Elle Thorne, who’s studying BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing, explains how she found the Clearing process in 2019…

What circumstances led you to Clearing?

I left sixth form unsure of exactly what I wanted to do and funnily enough had ruled out the idea of university completely, so I took a gap year and went travelling. Then towards the end of travelling I began thinking about what to do next. Working in the football industry was always an interest of mine and my family all told me I’d be good at it, so I decided whilst on holiday in the August to bite the bullet and go for it. 

How did you find out about the Clearing process at UCFB?

I found out about Clearing on the UCFB website, and I remember it being very simple and clear.

How supportive and helpful was the Clearing process at UCFB?

The Clearing process was very helpful. As I said I hadn't planned on going to university, so when it came to applying I had no idea of the process, so it was good to see that it was so simple and straightforward.

How has your time at UCFB been so far?

I have really enjoyed my time at UCFB! I settled in very quickly and I'm really enjoying my course so far. I’ve also made some great friends which I was worried about due to the fact that I don't live in the halls of residence. Even with the semester switching to online [due to COVID-19], I still enjoyed it despite not being able to socialise.

If someone is offered a place at UCFB through Clearing and has to make a decision quickly, what would your advice be to them?

I’d say definitely go for it as there are so many opportunities in and around your course to take advantage of. The staff at UCFB are also great in assisting with whatever you might need.