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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, Tom Wheeler, a UCFB Etihad Campus student, explains how he found the Clearing process in 2021…

Take us through your thought process behind going through the Clearing process.

The Clearing process was very easy to complete. It involved a quick phone call where I was put through to the right person easily before providing all of the details that were needed to apply. I received an email the same day offering me an unconditional place at the university. 

Tell us about your experience of Clearing at UCFB.

The experience was easy, quick and well thought through. It is clear they've taken previous feedback on board to make the process as efficient as possible and everyone along the way was very helpful. 

What is one thing you wish you knew before you went through Clearing?

I wish I knew how easy it would be. Applying for university can seem very daunting, but UCFB made it feel the complete opposite. 

Did you feel adequately prepared for starting the course in the September?

I probably felt a touch underprepared starting university as university was not something I had considered till the last minute, however any query I had was put to rest within the first week of my course and I felt completely fine once I got going.

Do you have any top tips on how to make the Clearing process as smooth and stress-free as possible?

Communication is the best way to make any process efficient by making sure that the right questions are asked and are simple to respond to. A quick turnaround also helps to eliminate the stress as much as possible as well.

Are you pleased with your decision to study at UCFB?

Going to university and UCFB in particular was by far the best choice I have made whilst probably being the quickest. I cannot wait to get stuck into the second year!

How have you found your first year as a student here?

It has been challenging but very rewarding, there’s a fantastic support network around the university which has made everything as simple as possible. Everyone from the lecturers to the support team to the library team is incredibly useful and I would encourage everyone to make full use of them. 

What advice do you have to anyone looking to go through the Clearing process?

I would say just do it. The Clearing process is so much easier than it first seems with the team at UCFB and I will put my head on the line and say you will love it here in September.