I was just wondering if I could have some extra information on clearing and what options there are for a student like myself to take after obtaining my results. It's just I have decided that I would like to go to a different university now but I have already filled in my UCAS application and my accommodation application but would now like to try and get in a different university. I'm going to ring UCAS and the university tomorrow but I was just wondering if I could have some help.
Some information on the courses you want to do and uni would be helpful..
I originally applied for History at Keele and Drama at Lancaster, Leeds, Hull and Liverpool Hope and received conditional offers from all but Leeds. I placed Lancaster as my firm and Keele as my insurance choice. I live in Oldham and have now got a job in the local area and would like to be able to commute much easier for going to University and going to the job, whether that is living at home or living with accommodation. The university that I would now like to go to is the University of Huddersfield where there are offering ABB for History, which was the same entry requirements for Keele and Lancaster.
Call up and explain your situation. Clearing is obviously a risk if you already have a place as you will need to reject it before obtaining your clearing code and of course there is no way to know if you will get a space in clearing. Saying that, its far better to get no space this year after taking a gamble, then to take a course for the sake of it and end up studying a subject for 3 years, wishing you had done something else.
Don't forget you can apply to as many Unis for clearing as you want, so to avoid ending up with nothing, are there other Universities you can apply to that is a good commute? I personally would apply for those even if it adds on more commuting time then you want because at least then, if one accepts you, you have the option to accept or reject. You may end up with a clearing space from a uni that seems a bit too far but I wouldn't want to wait an extra year to go to uni for the sake of a job. This is of course assuming you do not get in to your chosen choice at clearing and I cannot see any reason why you wouldn't but clearing is a bit of a lotto, so just cover all your options!