Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Right Course for You…

Hi Everyone, how are we all? I hope you are all enjoying the Summer!

Today I am going to talk a bit about how to choose the right course for you. As we all know Clearing is incredibly fast paced and requires lots of quick decision making from both the applicant and the academics making their decisions. When applying through Clearing it is important you choose a course which you feel best suits you. If you end up applying through Clearing I would advise that when choosing a programme you choose one which feels right. Due to the fast paced nature it can be easy to make rushed decisions about what programme you want to make a Clearing application for. But it’s important to remember that if you’re accepted onto the programme you apply for, you will be studying on that very programme for a few years, so be sure you actually want to study the subject.

It sounds silly but come Result’s Day it is very easy to let the feeling of wanting to get a place at University no matter what the programme outweigh the feeling of wanting to study a particular programme that you really wanted to do.

Here are my top tips when choosing a course to do through Clearing:

  • First and foremost remember all of the Clearing advisors are here to help you and can talk to you about what each programme entails and will be happy to assist you when making decisions about what programme you want to study on. 

  • If we can’t offer you a place on your desired programme remember there will be other options, we may offer courses that are very similar to your desired choice. Or alternatively there is always next intake – we’re not going anywhere! J

  • Have a few backup courses in mind before calling. We won’t always be able to offer you a place on your desired programme, but if you have a few backup options in mind we can have a look to see if we can offer you those alternatives. **Make sure your backup choices are still programmes you would really like to do**

  • Follow your heart! Sounds mega cheesey but choose the programmes you have always had a passion for and know you would enjoy studying.

  • Don’t Panic! Remember that no matter what we will do our best to help you, you’re not alone in this and whilst Clearing can be stressful, it will all work out. 

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