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Clearing newspaper supplement Aug 15
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Shebepurplestill · 16/09/2015 09:16

Hi, Does anyone have an ecopy or could link to the Clearing supplements that appeared in newspapers around results day in Aug this year? I stupidly forgot to pick one up with all the gagging about surrounding AS results.

DD2' s head of sixth form has told her that a girl in the year above got a place through Clearing on my DD' s preferred competitive oversubscribed course, a subject choice different to her UCAS form and indeed one she did not particularly want.

I'm pretty surprised about that and would like to check whether the course really did go into clearing, so any help would be much appreciated.

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Shebepurplestill · 16/09/2015 09:18

Bad start! Faffing about, not gagging. Stupid autocorrect.

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littleducks · 16/09/2015 09:36

I don't have newspaper but just wanted to let you know that sometimes you can get a place without UCAS. I phoned a uni and asked about a course, then emailed over personal statement (not ucas form just word doc) then had an interview and was offered a place. The uni then had to put the course into clearing on the computer for 20 min so I could submit ucas form, the course was oversubscribed so didn't really go into clearing.

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Shebepurplestill · 16/09/2015 12:46

Thanks littleducks, I had no idea you could get 'personalised' clearing entries but it sounds like a very sensible system and very useful to know if you end up in clearing. Did you decide to apply very late? Would be interested to know timescales, if that is not too nosy?

I know nothing at all about this student but assume she must have missed both her offers or she wouldn't have accepted a subject she didn't want to do ( and that is separate discussion in itself!)
It turns out this is a deferred offer (don't know if deferred by student or university). I do know someone two years ago who missed their firm and was rejected for that year but offered a deferred place for the following year, which was accepted.

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littleducks · 16/09/2015 13:09

I think that it being a deferred offer makes sense of the course was full.

Mine was a late application to that uni (had submitted a ucas form to others) due to a change in circs. I phoned in the beginning of June and was offered a place before July to attend that Sept. I just thought i had nothing to loose so might as well call and it worked out well as I have recently graduated.

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eatyourveg · 16/09/2015 16:00

I've got it - pm with the subject and course code and I'll check for you

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Shebepurplestill · 17/09/2015 08:53

littleducks- it is reassuring that there is still some flexibility in the system as lots of people must have a change in circs/change of heart during the application year.

eat your veg- thanks so much, will look up codes now and pm you.

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Shebepurplestill · 17/09/2015 09:23

eatyourveg - have sent pm. Hopefully it has worked as I haven't sent one before.

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eatyourveg · 17/09/2015 09:34

No Shebe it didn't come through so I have sent you one - all you need to do to that one is press reply on the message itself. Alternatively look just above this post and in the right hand corner there is a blue link to say add message, report or message poster - click on message poster and that should reach me Smile

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Bolograph · 17/09/2015 09:40

I know nothing at all about this student but assume she must have missed both her offers or she wouldn't have accepted a subject she didn't want to do ( and that is separate discussion in itself!)

You have no idea about this student, as you say. I know of several people who filled in UCAS forms under the heavy hand of their parents but then took places on clearing/adjustment that were much more to their taste, but not their parents'.

I also know someone who was holding AAA as a firm and A*AA as an insurance, but got AAA. They were able to secure a deferred place right away (I don't know why they didn't wait until October when they would have more options, but some people like the certainty) on a selective AAA course on the strength of their - in most people's terms - excellent completed A Levels. Why wouldn't they? They had AAA.

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