24th July 2003

 

CLEARLY A GOOD MOVE

 

Applying for university through the Clearing system proved to be a good move for one University of Lincoln graduate.

 

Jodi Glowacki, who graduates next week, will be returning to the university to work as an Aiming Higher ESF Project Officer.

 

Jodi (21) from Doddington, Cambridgeshire, will graduate with a 2:1 in Psychology despite entering university via Clearing.

 

Having been rejected by her first-choice university because of disappointing A-level results, Jodi decided to try the UCAS Clearing system to find a place.

 

“I found the Clearing process relatively easy,” said Jodi. “I immediately made enquiries to numerous universities and arranged to attend open days.

 

“Although the University of Lincoln was also asking for similar points, I decided it was still worth a phone call.  I think it helped that I had taken psychology and biology A-levels and was really enthusiastic.

 

“Psychology has always fascinated me. I chose the University of Lincoln programme as it contained the particular modules of interest to me and was an new, fantastically structured campus.

 

“Another factor was that I had always like the city of Lincoln, particularly the cathedral, and thought it would be fantastic to graduate there.”

 

This year Jodi had planned to take a year out and relax a little, but she applied for some professional positions to practise completing applications and attending interviews.  She was astonished to be offered the first job she applied for!

 

“The job involves trying to encourage adolescents to consider higher education,” said Jodi.

 

Jodi will graduate at Lincoln Cathedral with her cohort from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences next Wednesday 30th July at 11.30am.

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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