Top Tips and Advice for Clearing 2020

Olivia Miller
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The University's Director of Marketing and Recruitment, Simone Davies, has provided her top tips and advice for prospective students entering Clearing 2020.

She said: ‘Clearing is a great opportunity to explore your options and consider other possibilities if your plans have changed this year. If you are still looking to start university this September, then we can help you get there. We will give you all the support you need to start at the University of Kent feeling happy and secure.’

Simone’s top tips and advice are:

  • If you are looking to apply to Kent, you will need to apply through our Clearing website. The form is really easy to complete, but if you cannot apply online then of course we can take your application over the phone.
  • Being prepared is key. Have a copy of your personal statement and your qualifications to hand.
  • Have a list of questions to ask. Consider asking about course content, teaching methods, assessments, and if there are any scholarships.
  • Tomorrow’s world is going to be different to the world we knew. You might want to think about what skills you will need in the changing working world and the difference you would like to make to impact the future.
  • Kent is participating in Clearing Plus, so if you let us know you are interested in our courses, you meet the requirements and we have places available, we will give you a call.
  • If we make you an offer, you will have time to think it over before you make a decision. You can, and should, do this so you are sure Kent is the right place for you.
  • Anything is possible if you have ambition and an open mind. You can create your own legacy, build lifelong friendships and shape your own future. Choosing a university through Clearing could be the best decision you never thought you would make!

Simone also explained that ‘we have a team of operators working on our hotline and we are here if you need us. We receive all kinds of calls, and sometimes having a quick chat can really make a difference. We’ll be posting lots of advice and our students will be sharing their experiences on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.’

Prospective students can virtually visit our campus, with videos and tours available to view here.

Sasha Langeveldt, Philosophy BA and President of Kent Union 2019-20, added: ‘On results day, I decided to change the degree I’d applied for and the university I was planning to go to didn’t offer that degree, so I applied to Kent through Clearing. University isn’t all about the academics and learning and teaching. Learning comes in many different forms and I’ve grown as a person through coming to university. Coming through Clearing is just gaining an opportunity in another way.’