29 June 2018
Clearing... everyone dreads it, but it happens and can be a positive experience for many of us. It certainly was for me.
My clearing experience wasn’t like the norm, I had started a degree and decided I didn’t like it and wanted to swap, so then began trawling through the thousands of courses available to try to figure out a degree which I did want to do.
I began the usual process of searching through UCAS Clearing and looking at which courses were still open for applications – and stumbled upon ARU. I began looking through the website and found the Human Resources course and it just felt right.
I continued to have a look around as I didn’t want to rush into any decisions but every course I found, I was just thinking ‘This isn’t as good as the one at ARU’. That’s how I knew I was making the right decision for me.
Then came the daunting bit: picking up the phone. I rang through and got put through to a lovely lady (who I have since met and now know really well) and was made an offer. Woohoo! A huge smile was put onto my face which still hasn’t left.
Unfortunately for me, as I applied so late, I missed Freshers' Week and the first week of lectures. So my first experience at ARU was having to walk into a seminar where everyone knew each other, and try to make friends, I was terrified! But don't panic if this happens to you. Luckily, all the people on my course were so welcoming and accepted me into their friendship group.
We're accepting applications now. Visit aru.ac.uk/clearing to search for a course and apply online.