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Hello, I'm trying to go apply to chemistry degrees through clearing. I was just wondering if that's even possible.
I'm only using clearing because I got rejected from all four of my medicine choices (I left my fifth choice as blank because I didn't know what to do) and now I realised that medicine isn't my career and chemistry is.
Will there even be spaces this year (due to deferrals from last year) even if clearing was possible the previous years?
Also can I be accepted into my preferred universities like York, Bath or Warwick.
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Hello, I'm trying to go apply to chemistry degrees through clearing. I was just wondering if that's even possible.
I'm only using clearing because I got rejected from all four of my medicine choices (I left my fifth choice as blank because I didn't know what to do) and now I realised that medicine isn't my career and chemistry is.
Will there even be spaces this year (due to deferrals from last year) even if clearing was possible the previous years?
Also can I be accepted into my preferred universities like York, Bath or Warwick.
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yes ofc, but expect the worst
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Hello, I'm trying to go apply to chemistry degrees through clearing. I was just wondering if that's even possible.
I'm only using clearing because I got rejected from all four of my medicine choices (I left my fifth choice as blank because I didn't know what to do) and now I realised that medicine isn't my career and chemistry is.
Will there even be spaces this year (due to deferrals from last year) even if clearing was possible the previous years?
Also can I be accepted into my preferred universities like York, Bath or Warwick.
All replies will be appreciated
Likely there will be Chemistry cases in clearing. Which ones nobody can tell. It is going to depend on how many meet their offers in each university. There probably already some ilsted in clearing if you check.
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yes ofc, but expect the worst
Will be as bad as medicine clearing? Where there is like below 70 spaces available through clearing?
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Will be as bad as medicine clearing? Where there is like below 70 spaces available through clearing?
Medicine is both much more competitive than chemistry and the total number of places for medicine is limited, unlike chemistry. There should be far more chemistry places in clearing than there are medicine places.

The best scientists do chemistry, so you'll be in good company.
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Will be as bad as medicine clearing? Where there is like below 70 spaces available through clearing?
no i mean expect the worst unis, academically
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Likely there will be Chemistry cases in clearing. Which ones nobody can tell. It is going to depend on how many meet their offers in each university. There probably already some ilsted in clearing if you check.
alright that's reassuring . So on results day I just have to check my grades are high enough and call the relevant universites (after checking their website for clearing spaces). I've been writing a chemistry degree personal statement; do you recommend that I keep writing it just in case they ask for a personal statement? Also will they ask for anything extra like an interview or anything?
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Medicine is both much more competitive than chemistry and the total number of places for medicine is limited, unlike chemistry. There should be far more chemistry places in clearing than there are medicine places.

The best scientists do chemistry, so you'll be in good company.

Thank you for the help.
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The best scientists do chemistry, so you'll be in good company.
is that why there are so many chemistry courses on clearing
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oh I see, thank you for the help though.

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no i mean expect the worst unis, academically
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is that why there are so many chemistry courses on clearing
Did you not get accepted for your course? There's always next year.
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Did you not get accepted for your course? There's always next year.
no, i am not the OP, but i did get accepted on my chosen course
the real question is, did you?
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alright that's reassuring . So on results day I just have to check my grades are high enough and call the relevant universites (after checking their website for clearing spaces). I've been writing a chemistry degree personal statement; do you recommend that I keep writing it just in case they ask for a personal statement? Also will they ask for anything extra like an interview or anything?
I have just done a quick search and Warwick are currently in clearing for Chemistry. So are many others. You could ring around now and possibly do a pre registration. It is unlikely you will need an interview. The timescale in clearing is too short. Worth doing a new PS although universities may not require it. Clearing is about filling students with available spaces and in many universities is full by the end of results days.
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is that why there are so many chemistry courses on clearing
Its because not many 6th Formers take Chem and those that do tend to go into Medicine or another STEM subject.
The reason that few people take Chen at A level is because there is a national shortage of specialist Chemistry teachers.

Plenty of RG Unis will be in Clearing for Chemistry - if you have good grades then you should have no problem getting a place.
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Its because not many 6th Formers take Chem and those that do tend to go into Medicine or another STEM subject.
The reason that few people take Chen at A level is because there is a national shortage of specialist Chemistry teachers.

Plenty of RG Unis will be in Clearing for Chemistry - if you have good grades then you should have no problem getting a place.
is there a shortage of chemistry scientists
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I have just done a quick search and Warwick are currently in clearing for Chemistry. So are many others. You could ring around now and possibly do a pre registration. It is unlikely you will need an interview. The timescale in clearing is too short. Worth doing a new PS although universities may not require it. Clearing is about filling students with available spaces and in many universities is full by the end of results days.
thank you, I saw Warwick opened clearing too, but I thought it was for people with grades already so I didn't open it. But i'll follow your suggestions
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thank you, I saw Warwick opened clearing too, but I thought it was for people with grades already so I didn't open it. But i'll follow your suggestions
They wont be able to offer you a place until results day but they might pre register you. You can certainly discuss it and it might be worth going to have a look around so you are ready to go on results day. Quite a number of RGs are showing they are in clearing including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester so you are likely to get in somewhere. Students applying for medicine are usually likely to meet the grades for Chemistry
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They wont be able to offer you a place until results day but they might pre register you. You can certainly discuss it and it might be worth going to have a look around so you are ready to go on results day. Quite a number of RGs are showing they are in clearing including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester so you are likely to get in somewhere. Students applying for medicine are usually likely to meet the grades for Chemistry
Alright, thank you for all the guidance. Best of luck with anything you pursue.
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no i mean expect the worst unis, academically
not rly, UCL/Durham have been in clearing for Chemistry before. Chemistry isn't a very competitive degree to get accepted into afaik, even at Imperial and Oxford it has one of the higher offer rates
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is there a shortage of chemistry scientists
most people who study chemistry don't become scientists, the regulation of Chemistry degrees isn't impacted by the demand of chemistry scientists. Chemistry isn't a vocational degree, you could go into investment banking/consulting w a chemistry degree as much as you could work in pharma
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