As A Level results day approaches, the University of Bedfordshire is encouraging students to use Clearing as an opportunity to broaden their horizons and experience all the benefits of University life.
This year for the first time, students can apply for a place online at a time and place that suits them. The University’s Clearing hotline will open on Thursday for those who may not have got the results they were expecting, or for those who would like to investigate what options are available to them.
Bhishak Bremanand, who graduated from the University with a BSc in Biomedical Science in July, started his journey at the University in 2016 after applying through Clearing at the last minute.
“It was a really nice experience coming to University of Bedfordshire,” he said. “Meeting a lot of people supported me academically and non-academically. I felt the whole environment was built to support students.
“Even though you must adapt to become self-independent, there is always someone to put you in the right direction. When I graduated, I was emotional leaving the University but I am always part of the community.”
Victoria Azubuine, Home Admissions Manager at the University of Bedfordshire, said: “We know that for some applicants, finding a quiet spot to pick up the phone is not always easy so this year we are giving students the opportunity to apply for a place online at anytime, anywhere.
“If it’s 2am or 2pm simply visit, beds.ac.uk/apply and fill out an application form. During Clearing we will also be answering questions and making offers through social media.”
Victoria also offered some advice for students who are yet to decide whether to come to University.
“Don’t worry if you don’t have a clear idea of a future career,” she said. “University makes you a well-rounded person. It creates opportunities to expand networks, travel, develop creativity and entrepreneurship and follow your dreams.”
The University’s Clearing hotline number is 0300 3300 073 and the dedicated Clearing website is beds.ac.uk/clearing. 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.
Clearing is a time for students who may not have got the grades they were expecting at A-level to explore their options and to discover the routes available to help them take their first steps in to higher education.
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