Ben's Clearing journey
Ben came to UWE Bristol through Clearing to study LLB(Hons) Law, and he’s glad he did.
“This wasn’t always the plan as I was living in London and thought I’d go to university there. Due to a change in circumstances, however, I didn’t want to commit to another three years in the city and started looking at other options. Having recently visited Bristol, I decided to apply through Clearing."
Applying through Clearing
"I had actually visited UWE Bristol on an open day and was impressed by the facilities, especially the Business School. I also looked at the course web page and was impressed by the modules and the employability statistics for my course. Once I had made my decision to come to UWE Bristol, however, I was worried that I had left it too late as Clearing was due to close in a couple of days. My first job was to call UCAS and find out what I had to do and thankfully the process was really straightforward. They told me to contact UWE Bristol directly to see if they had spaces still.
"The staff at UWE Bristol were so easy to deal with and incredibly reassuring. They explained that I just needed to decline my offer from the university in London and apply to them and they would accept me."
Life at UWE Bristol
"Now I’m here, I’m studying Law, and my course has really lived up to my expectations. The teaching is outstanding and the course prepares you for law in the real world. One of the modules, for example, allows me to take a certification test for the database used by practising lawyers. We are also given many opportunities to develop our skills and CV through placements and real world projects such as pro bono work.
"I’m so glad I left London and came to UWE Bristol. I was so surprised by how easy it was to apply through Clearing and so late in the game.”