Clearing Stories

Starting Your Journey Through Clearing

Clearing is a great opportunity to secure a place on your dream course, and thousands of students take this route to university each year. However, the process can also be daunting, and it is reassuring to know that other people have been in the same position as you. We have brought together some of the success stories of our students who came to us through Clearing and are now embarking on successful careers.

Shantae's Story

Shantae came to the University of Lincoln through Clearing in 2020, pursing her passion for chemistry to study MChem Forensic Chemistry. Alongside access to the wide range of facilities at the University, she also benefitted from an opportunity in her final year to undertake a placement at Bard Pharmaceuticals. Since graduating, Shantae has gone on work at AstraZeneca as a Chemical, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Regulatory Affairs Associate in Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic (CVRM).

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Nathan's Story

A number of our Clearing applicants come to us having changed their mind on results day about their first choice university. By self-releasing into Clearing, they are able to find a university which suits them. Nathan Johnson was one of these students and he gained a place on our BSc (Hons) Computer Science course through Clearing. Nathan also came along to visit Lincoln before he started with us and was impressed by modern facilities. Since graduating, Nathan has gone on to work at Microsoft as a Customer Engineer. 


The Clearing process was very straightforward. I initially had an unconditional offer from another university to study computer science. However, I realised after results day that this was not where I wanted to study. I was able to call up Lincoln and receive an offer within a few minutes.

Francesca's Story

Lots of students apply to university for the first time through Clearing. Be it not having been sure about university earlier on or wanting to wait to get results. This was the case for Francesca Cann who applied to Lincoln after getting her A Level results. Since studying LLB (Hons) Law at Lincoln she has gone on to become a Paralegal at Edmondson Hall Solicitors.

Francesca's Story

Francesca Cann, LLB (Hons) Law

"I had always dreamed of becoming a lawyer but doubted myself and chose not to apply. When I received my A Level results, I called up the University of Lincoln, applied through Clearing, and got a place on the Law course. Without this opportunity, I would not be where I am today!"

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Tom's Journey

For many students, Clearing is a great opportunity to still get to University if things haven't gone to plan on results day. Tom Candy missed out on his original university choice, and through Clearing was accepted onto the University of Lincoln's BSc (Hons) Bioventinary Science Course. After falling in love with Lincoln, he also went on to do a Master's course in clinical animal behaviour. It was his time at Lincoln which gave him the opportunities to develop his love for animal behaviour, and set him up for future success. 

Getting a place through Clearing changed the direction of my work life in a massive way. Fast Forward 10 years and I am now working my dream job as a Senior Training and Behaviour Advisor at Dogs Trust.

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