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22nd August 2012, 9:07am
Clearing places released for local students
Clearing places released for local students Lincolnshire-based students, who have not secured a university place or want to reconsider their current choice, are in luck after the University of Lincoln revealed it has reserved up to 100 places for local people through clearing.

Registrar, Chris Spendlove, says that the University of Lincoln, a top-50 university and global in its outlook, remains deeply rooted within the local community.

Mr Spendlove said: "We are committed to maximising opportunities for Lincolnshire students and we have been able to identify places specifically for county-based students."

A few general places also remain on courses such as Architecture BA (Hons), Computer Science BSc (Hons), Forensic Science (Hons) and Criminology BA (Hons). And the University still has accommodation available for students coming through clearing.

Mr Spendlove urged students to set their sights high and find the best institution to prepare them for their future career.

He added: "Lincolnshire students looking to attend a well-respected university with excellent career prospects should not be scared of shopping around or think they have to settle for second best."
Past students from the University who went through the clearing process have gone on to great things, including 21-year-old Matt Dorrington who will be graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science next month.

Matt, who lives in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, is now working as a scientist in the Biobank at the Queenís Medical Centre in Nottingham, taking care of biopsies for research purposes.

He says it was the skills he developed undertaking research projects while studying at the University of Lincoln that helped him achieve this position.

"Deciding to study Biomedical Science at the University of Lincoln was the best decision I could have made because I wouldnít be doing the fantastic job Iím doing now if I hadnít chosen to study there," he said.

Ellen Green, 21, from North East London, also went through the clearing process completing a Journalism BA (Hons) degree.

She is now working as a production runner for BBC One series Doctors Are Humans Too.

Ellen said: "I was so worried about going through clearing but it was really quick and easy. I am so pleased I chose to study at the University of Lincoln, as the journalism course carries a professional accreditation and gives you a great deal of hands-on experience.

"If there is anyone out there worrying about whether itís too late or too scary to go through clearing, my advice is to pick up the phone and give the clearing centre a call. It worked out so well for me."

The Universityís clearing call centre, on 01522 886622, will be open from 9am until 4pm Monday to Friday from Monday, August 20.

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