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Students urged to see Clearing as a chance to take control

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Thu 10th August, 2017

With A Level results day fast approaching, graduates from the University of Bedfordshire have been encouraging students to see Clearing as an opportunity to take charge of their future.

Toby Friedner, now a ‎Senior Broadcast Journalist for BBC Three Counties Radio, came to the University through Clearing to study Media Performance and has never looked back.

“There is no shame in going through Clearing. Think of it as an opportunity and a chance to be the master of your own destiny,” said Toby.

Toby Friedner

ITV Anglia newsreader Becky Jago had her heart set on being an actress and was devastated when she was not offered a place at her chosen institution and ended up in Clearing.

However she found her feet on the University’s Media Performance course and discovered that she had a nose for news, which led her to her current role presenting the news on ITV.

“For anyone who is facing going through Clearing, I want to say that you will get to where you want to go if you keep pushing. Just take a deep breath and keep trying,” said Becky.

Becky Jago

The Clearing phone lines open at the University from 7am on Thursday 17 August, with places available on a wide variety of subject areas for those who may not have got the grades they were expecting.

The University’s Director of Admissions Bob Cozens said: “Being in Clearing is an opportunity for potential students to look around and find out what different institutions have to offer. It’s a chance to really think about what you want to get out of going to university, and which course can help you get there.

“The process shouldn’t be stressful. Before you call us, try and find a quiet place, ideally with internet access. Make sure you have your results, Clearing number and UCAS ID number to hand, and well as a pen and paper.”

The University’s Clearing hotline number is 0300 3300 073 and the dedicated Clearing website is

The Live Chat team will also be available to answer any questions about the courses available, studying at the University and university life in general.

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