I didn't get my first choice...

So you didn't get your first choice, don't worry! That's okay, you're not alone. Take a look at the stories below from our students to see what happened when they didn't get in to university, how they applied through Clearing and why they love studying at Suffolk.

Check out our tips and advice sections below to find out more about how Clearing works and how you can secure a place with us. 

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Phoebe's story

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Phoebe shares her story about going through clearing and moving miles away from her home in South London.

Charlotte's story


Charlotte shares her story and her experience of going through clearing after not receiving the grades she wanted.

Moving away from home

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Read Sarah's blog post about moving away from home, how to settle in to your new surroundings and tips for making friends. 

Why I love Suffolk

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Sarah relocated from Brighton to Suffolk for university. Take a look at her blog post on why she came to Suffolk and what she loves most. 

What is Clearing?


Take a look at our advice section for more information on Clearing and how to apply. 

Application hub

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View our application advice, FAQs and student stories. 

Our courses

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We have a range of courses available. Take a look at our up-to-date list to see what you can apply for.

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Complete this form to see if we can make you an offer to study with us from September 2019.

Inspiring stories

I was put in to care at the beginning of secondary school. It was really disruptive - I was constantly told I couldn’t go to university and that it wasn’t made for people like me. That just baffled me. It could be easy for someone in my situation to go down the wrong path, but I...

Creating my own film production business is something I had always wanted to do. I was 16 and I remember appreciating Warner Bros and thinking it would be cool to create something of my own, something to give an identity to my work. I didn’t realise the magnitude of it back then a...

My parents split when I was aged one and a half; my dad wasn’t around much and my mum got primary custody of me. She used to take me to stately homes and National Trust places for days out when I was younger and I realised I enjoyed history. I decided to take it at A Level and I f...