Clearing stories

Every year thousands of students secure their place at university through Clearing - and it isn't as scary as you might think! We asked some of our current students who came to NTU through Clearing how they found their experience.

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Adam’s experience of Clearing at NTU

Adam's Clearing story

"Clearing was incredibly scary. I didn't know what to do and my stress levels were at a maximum! However, NTU's Clearing hotline was a great relief to all that stress.

I'm extremely glad I ended up at NTU, I never knew I would love it here so much! Everyone here is so friendly, helpful and understanding, especially in the first term when everyone is new to university life.

Sometimes the best things in life are the unexpected ones I guess."

Adam, BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics

Kate, BA (Hons) Fashion Management

"As soon as I called NTU I was made to feel at ease by the Clearing team - the person I spoke to was calm, knowledgeable and made the process seem really easy."

"Coming here was the best decision I ever made; the course is fantastic, everything has been really easy, and I honestly couldn’t see myself anywhere else now."

Tim, BSc (Hons) Chemistry FT

"I called up NTU and asked if they had any places on the course I wanted and what grades they required. It was really well organised and I found out whether I got in pretty much straight away."

Haydon, BA (Hons) Media (with pathways) FT

"After a year at NTU I can safely say I hold no regrets at all. If it wasn't for Clearing I would still have no idea where I wanted to go in life, I just needed to take that leap of faith."

Joseph, BA (Hons) International Relations

"[Clearing is] a leap of faith, but come three or four weeks of attending the university, you’ll love it. Don’t let the apprehension of the unknown keep you from coming, the people are lovely and anyone can fit right in."

Bryony, BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation FT

"I went through Clearing to change the course I'd applied for and it was very quick and easy process. The people I spoke to on the hotline were very helpful and understanding as they knew I was making a decision that would impact my future greatly."

Florence, BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations

"The whole process was stressful but people who I spoke to were really understanding and answered all my questions. Not getting in to my preferred choice was the best thing that ever happened to me and I enjoy my course a lot and have made friends for life."

Clearing stories

Published on 5 July 2017

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