Sine applied to study BN Nursing (Learning Disabilities) through Clearing. She shares how applying to Edinburgh Napier helped her find a new path.
How did you find the experience?
I found the process very easy to follow. I exchanged emails with the School of Health and Social Care regarding my results and the team spoke to the head of the department on my behalf as they saw how keen I was.
I applied that night and got an offer the next day. I was so thrilled to be accepted.
What drew you to Edinburgh Napier?
I have always wanted to go to Edinburgh Napier. It has one of the best nursing programmes in the country, and definitely one of the best for Learning Disability Nursing. The facilities are outstanding and the lecturers I spoke to seemed very welcoming too.
I love the city of Edinburgh so much as well and I feel at home here. I'm from the Isle of Skye and it felt like moving away was the right decision in order to move forward in my career.
Has the course lived up to expectations?
The lecturers and the programme leads have been amazing and very considerate of every individual’s needs. Of course, I have no idea what it would have been like to not learn online, due to the constant changes of the pandemic, but I've met some of the most talented and inspiring people.
My experience so far has just confirmed for me that Learning Disability Nursing is what I want to pursue as a future career.
What advice do you have for anyone applying through Clearing?
I would highly recommend Clearing to anyone, especially with those last-minute changes that the world is used to now.
In the age of Covid-19, you might have extra anxiety surrounding Higher and Advanced Higher results, or you may have lost confidence in the idea of going to university.
Take the opportunity to pursue the degree you want to do and feel passionate about.