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Student’s Clearing Experiences

Students from all over the world share their experiences having joined us through Clearing.

Finding a place through UCAS Clearing may seem a little daunting, but it doesn’t need to be!

Our students share their experiences of applying through Clearing:


Tehillah shares his experience applying to RGU via Clearing and advice for applicants wishing to do the same.

Tegan McDougall

Tegan shares her university journey from studying Journalism at RGU and changing course via Clearing during her studies to enrol in Communication Design.

Ellie Martin

RGU student Ellie shares her journey applying to RGU through Clearing to study Law, and all the support she received from RGU before and after she enrolled.

Alix Russo

2024 graduate Alix shares how Clearing allowed her to join RGU, her university of choice, after she didn’t get the grades she needed to have her first offer accepted.

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Events Management student Megan tells us about her experience applying to RGU through Clearing and the highlights of her time at university. Read more on the Student Blog.

Julian Thomson

RGU student, Julian, had originally pursued a Law degree at another university but soon discovered the course and location wasn’t right for him so he turned to Clearing.

Vivien Yu

Graduate Vivien Yu tells us about her experience of joining RGU through the Clearing process after she realised the original courses she applied for were not for her.

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Management with Human Resource Management student, Vongai, shares her experience at gaining a place at RGU through the UCAS Clearing process

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Monique used the UCAS Clearing process to secure her place at RGU and has never looked back

Alexander Navarro de Paz

Alexander joined RGU through the UCAS Clearing process in 2020 and has now completed his first year on the LLB (Hons) Law course.

Sarah Gray

Sarah, a mature student at RGU, writes about how Clearing helped her go from giving up on her dreams to go to university to securing a place in the BSc Adult Nursing course

Conor Thorne

Conor Thorne is due to graduate this summer from RGU with a Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree. Conor joined RGU through UCAS Clearing and his story demonstrates resilience, perseverance and never giving up on your dreams.

I am very happy I applied through Clearing as I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my dream of going to university and getting my dream degree without it.
Naomi , BSc Nursing - Mental Health
The RGU Admissions Team were very understanding. They really want what’s best for the university but also what’s best for us students. I felt heard and that’s very important for a student in that situation between school and university.
Ana Carvalho Barbosa , BA (Hons) Journalism
Throughout the chaos, the staff at RGU have been absolutely amazing, so helpful, encouraging and kind. She accepted an offer to study at RGU and I couldn’t be happier.
Kim , Parent of Clearing Student

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