Erin applied to study BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science through Clearing. She tells us how she found her place at Edinburgh Napier University.
Why did you apply through Clearing?
I applied through Clearing because I didn’t get the results I needed for the university offers I had. Due to Covid-19, I hadn’t been able to sit my exams as normal and I was really stuck with what to do with my future.
UCAS sent me an email about Clearing and I decided to have a look, thinking nothing would come from it. Then I saw that Edinburgh Napier was taking on applicants for Biomedical Science.
It was my dream course and I applied instantly. I knew this would be the start of the future I had hoped for.
How did you find the experience?
I thought the process was really easy, as all I had to do was send in my SQA certificate and wait for a response. It came within the next few days and was thankfully positive.
The communication was so clear and concise, and I instantly felt welcomed to the University. Even though this process happened only a month before the start of Trimester 1 there were no delays in me getting started.
What drew you to Edinburgh Napier?
I did a bit of research during Clearing and found that the satisfaction rate for my course was close to 100%, which made me feel even more confident in my decision.
I had also visited the Sighthill Campus before and I could tell that the University labs were well-equipped and that I would enjoy my learning here. The set modules intrigued me right away and I was already excited to learn.
I also really liked the modern look of the building and excellent transport links. Not to mention the Edinburgh Espresso Lab on campus is a real bonus!
I could tell that the University labs were well-equipped and that I would enjoy my learning here. The set modules intrigued me right away and I was already excited to learn.
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Has the course lived up to expectations?
Obviously, with the Covid-19 situation, the university experience hasn’t been everything that students like me would have hoped for. However, the university staff have supported me through these times and I believe everyone has tried their best to make it as normal as possible for us.
In Trimester 1, I was able to attend labs every few weeks and had a lecture once a week on campus. This really helped me get settled into university life, meet new friends and connect with my lecturers.
What advice do you have for anyone applying through Clearing?
If you have changed your mind about the choices you have made for university this year, or need another chance like me, then 100% go for Clearing and don’t be scared of the unknown.
I can honestly say that you won’t regret taking the opportunity to achieve what you want. Just make sure to act fast on results day so you’re not left disappointed.