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We went through Clearing

Everyone’s story is different. Whatever your reasons for going through Clearing may be, let’s make this the best path you’ve ever ventured.

Abigael, Colin, George and Rosita tell us what they wished they had known when applying through Clearing and they give us their tips and advice for going through Clearing. Plus, Essex graduate Sian tells us about her journey from a Clearing applicant to becoming a Magazine Editor.

Sian working at Aceville Publications
I'm now a Magazine Editor

"I was placed into Clearing. The University of Essex accepted me, and to be honest, I didn't know what to expect but I fell in love with the campus, owing to its wide green spaces and brutalist architecture. I'm now the Editor of Veggie magazine, which is a monthly magazine dedicated to ethical living, sustainable fashion, cruelty-free beauty and vegetarian food."

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