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    Hi all,

    Apologies if there's a more appropriate thread this can go into. (I looked and didn't see anything).

    I'm not sure if this is common ground, as I haven't heard of my friends having done it.

    The night before my results were released last year, I went onto the telegraph and checked out the openings for courses on Clearing. I researched the courses I was interested in and their entry grades versus what the "worst case scenario" of points I thought I would be opening in the morning.

    I wrote these courses down on a document/page with all the contact info of that university. I was hoping that I didn't need this page, but I knew that if my grades didn't go to plan, I would be a crumbling mess unable to keep my thoughts straight and unable to choose a university I had properly thought out.

    So, I had a page with several courses, their university, phone number so when it came to the time I didn't get my expected grades, I simply called these already prepared numbers and asked to get into their uni!

    For those worrying about results day: Clearing is a beautiful thing. On results day I got 4 offers! One university that I never even thought about rang me just before the 5pm opening time and begged me to join their uni!

    Hope that some of you follow this as I definitely think it was the best thing I ever done!

    Thanks for your thread. I'm going into clearing too. Just wondering is your chance of getting a place affected depending on what time you receive your results? So basically I have to travel quite far to get my results and then return home to check clearing places (I'll also keep a list of university numbers though). Also, I resat my A levels does anyone know do I have to alter my ucas grades and / or just tell the universities over the phone my new A level grades?
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