We’ve opened clearing and our admissions team is now accepting enquiries and offering course places for this September. If you’ve received your results, taken a gap year, or want to switch to a creative degree, our advisors are on hand to guide you through the process.
Contrary to popular belief, clearing actually starts much earlier than A-Level results day. At UCA we create opportunities; we’re offering places to talented and creative individuals who haven’t yet got a place at university and have already received their exam results. If you call early we can help take the stress out of finding a course at university and let you know your options as soon as possible, whatever your results.
Even if you haven’t applied for a university course through UCAS or you don’t receive the results you were expecting, we have options like Pre Degree or four year courses that mean you can still enrol in 2015. So don’t worry; there are other options. Our four-year courses are extended degree courses beginning with a tailored foundation stage. Providing students with an opportunity to reinforce fundamental skills required for industry, the four-year courses have lower entry requirements than three year degrees.
Recent graduate Czarmaine Cortel secured her place on the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design course at our Farnham campus through clearing, and went on to graduate with the highest mark in her class. “I received information about changing courses from my friends as I was not aware of it,” explained Czarmaine, 23 and originally from the Philippines. “I took a chance and called clearing to make sure I had the requirements.”
Czarmaine says: “my degree has been a successful journey and I’m thankful because it really changed my life for the better. The experience helped me to become independent and self-motivated, packed with skills that I gained within my three years of study. I’ve become more open to things and discovered what I am passionate about, which is designing and creating for people.”
Learning through her experience, Czarmaine has advice for students that don’t necessarily get the grades they thought they needed. She says: “It’s not the end of the world. I have failed numerous times and it took me three attempts to get what I want. It’s also good to explore what makes you happy so that you can achieve the best results from your degree in the future. Think a lot, research, then call up clearing.”