Has anyone EVER got into medicine through clearing?Watch
Has anyone got in for medicine at a university through clearing?
There aren't any spaces. Uni's use any surplus to increase the number of offers they make the next year.
But I'd agree - there generally aren't any places, look back at Clearing supplements to see if any were advertised this year.
It's in the interests of the medical school to have exactly as many students as they have room/funding for - fewer and they won't get the money, more & they'll be overstretched. It's probably also in their interests to avoid clearing = last minute faff, they'd probably rather take their time with the UCAS form selection then interviewing that they typically do.
So they try to work out how many offers they should make, taking into consideration: how many people will put them as firm, how many will put them as insurance, how many will miss the grades.
Then they have flexibility come results day in that they can refuse anyone who didn't meet their offer (if they accidentally over offered then they can be harsh about everyone needing to meet the grades) or they can still accept people who didn't make offers (e.g. if they under-offered then they might prefer to accept someone they selected for interview and really liked who missed the grades slightly over someone on the other end of a phone in clearing).
Some then have the added net of a "waiting" or "reserve" list of people who were next in line for their offers to have gone to that they ask to phone up on results day if they haven't got any other offers but have made the grades.
I've read there are lots of places that are in clearing but they aren't advertised.
How did you get in?Did you phone keele on results day?
it's not likely... they intentionally over offer so that even IF people do m iss thier grades then there will be enough people to fill those places who have gotten those grades. Normally badgering them does no help - I tried haha.
yeh i also phoned up and they said that they werent in clearing but i also faxed all the unis my application and i got a phone call the next day inviting me for interview.