9th August 2007




Waiting for your A-level results is a stressful time but what happens when you don’t get the grades you wanted?


When Waseem Mizra didn’t achieve the grades he needed, he thought his dreams of a career in Journalism were over. He decided to go through Clearing and accepted a place at the University of Lincoln studying for a degree in Journalism.


In the third year of his degree he was offered a contract with BBC News 24. Waseem worked his way up through the ranks to work on the technology programme ‘Click Online’ which is shown on BBC World and BBC News 24.


He has also read the news on BBC Radio 5 Live and had voice-over reports broadcast on Click Online.


Waseem is glad he went through Clearing and chose the University of Lincoln. “Clearing was a frantic time, but the choices I made then have put me in the best position for the future. I would never have got where I am today if I had been accepted at my initial choice of university.


“The course leaders at the University of Lincoln have brilliant industry contacts and helped me get into the BBC. I couldn’t have done it without them.”



For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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