My original plan was to study Psychology at Newcastle University. I was predicted to receive AAAB, but on results day I received BBCC. I felt disappointed, but still happy with what I had achieved.
I had heard that Brunel University London offers my course so, after finding out I had not been accepted by my first choice, I phoned Brunel. I was offered the Psychology four-year thin sandwich course. I felt relieved to know that I had got into university despite not getting my predicted grades.
I settled into the university lifestyle quickly and made good friends in Freshers’ Week. I went to the Freshers’ Fayre, which helped me choose what societies I was interested in.
One year on, I am really enjoying my course and feel like I have progressed a lot since A-levels. I am glad I chose Brunel as I have made life-long friends and had a great experience so far.
If you go through Clearing you should not panic. The process is easy and a university will accept you - even if it is not one that you would have originally chosen.