GUEST POST

I had a slightly different experience of Clearing to the one you might expect, as I only made one application, and that was to my first choice of Cardiff Met. I had looked into courses at Cardiff, University of South Wales, Bangor and University of West England – and would have gone on to apply for some of them the following year, had I not been successful in gaining my last-minute place at Cardiff Met.
 
I’d originally finished my secondary education in 2013, but was unable to start university due to personal circumstances. As a result, I ended up taking two gap years. I didn’t think I’d find a course I liked in Clearing at the last minute, but then I spotted the BSc Biomedical Science course at Cardiff Met – it was was accredited, and I was ready to start straight away, so got in touch with the Clearing team to see if we could make it work!
 
I found the Cardiff Met website a really efficient starting point for all of the research I did – I got all the key information I needed (costs, content, requirements, accreditations). The Clearing, Admissions and course contacts were all very helpful in taking me through the actual process and answering any questions I had along the way.
 
A massive factor for me choosing Cardiff Met was how perfectly the BSc Biomedical Sciences course fit into my career ambitions. It was also close to home, which wasn’t a massive factor but made it a lot easier to take the metaphorical plunge so close to the course start date, as I didn’t have to worry about sorting out accommodation and other logistics. I lived at home for all of my first year, which was super easy.
 
I would describe my time at Cardiff Met so far as wonderful! It’s been an entirely new experience, and a positive and constructive one. In my case, my course made me even more certain of my career ambitions. I have met some of the most intelligent, passionate and genuine people, both within my cohort and the faculty.
 
Remember, if you don’t get the grades you hoped for on results day, it’s not the end of the world– think of it as a detour, or taking the scenic route, because that’s what it ends up being for the vast majority of people.
 
To find out more, visit: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/clearing
 

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