Many students think of undergoing Clearing on Results Day as an experience that is best avoided. Our Admissions Team, however, are on a mission to make sure no student needs to fear it. In fact, for Drama student Joanne, the team were able to turn Clearing into an opportunity to take the next step towards her dreams:
“BGU was my first choice uni - it always had been since I started considering drama as a career in year 10. However, I was unable to finish my A-levels and so I thought I wouldn’t be able to go. I ended up doing hairdressing, and then a business Higher National Certificate (HNC).
My old drama teacher was a student at BGU – he would always talk about it, and as my career dream was to also be a drama teacher, I knew I wanted to be at BGU. Drama had always been my passion and it wasn’t until I went back to my old secondary school to assist with a school production that I really realised I wasn’t happy. The staff and children there persuaded me to take a risk and leave my job at the hair salon to chance getting in - it was the best thing that’s ever happened to me! I’m finally working towards my dream career!
I applied through Clearing as it was all very spontaneous and last minute. I literally left my job at the salon and drove straight up to the university to just talk about my options – and ended up leaving with an offer! The Clearing process at BGU was so easy. All the staff were very supportive and answered all the questions I had - I knew straight away I’d made the right choice.
The BGU campus is small and everyone is very friendly, so you don’t feel out of place on campus and there’s a real sense of community. The staff are very supportive and will always assist you with everything they can. Lincoln is also relatively small, but with lots of shops, culture, friendly people and opportunities for students. I live nearby so I knew a lot about the city beforehand, but I really enjoyed seeing it in a new light as a student and making the most of it.
If you find yourself in Clearing don’t panic! Be positive and make sure you ask questions. I found myself feeling stressed sometimes because I was confused, but after asking questions I found the whole process very easy and exciting.”
Clearing at BGU
Clearing is available between July and September and offers students who have not yet secured a place at university the opportunity to apply for available places.
If you find yourself in Clearing, don’t hesitate - give us a call. Our professional Clearing staff will be able to give you all the advice you need and find a course perfect for you. Simply call (01522) 583698 and they’ll talk you through it all.
Alternatively, why not come and visit us? We’re running a special Clearing Open Day on Friday 17th August where you can speak to staff in person and really get a feel of what BGU has to offer.
This Open Day is specifically designed for people who are making decisions in Clearing. It will allow you to come and learn more about the university, explore our beautiful campus, find out more about Lincoln, ask questions of our staff and really get to know us. So what are you waiting for?
To book your place, visit our website.