Two weeks later I got my confirmation letter come through the post. Then the second wave of panic hit:[blockquote quote="Due to extremely high numbers of applicants, we are not able to offer you a place within our halls of residence. You will have to come the university to arrange private accommodation " name="Plymouth University"]
The next day I was in the car on my way to Plymouth with my parents where we managed to find the most kick-ass house right by the university, which also came with a great landlord and four shiny new housemates, also in their first year.Four years after graduating and armed with a bit of knowledge, a lot of life experience and change in career direction, I am now working in London and creating global social media campaigns for Microsoft. FYI, the job is kick-ass! So there you have it, my “horrendous” Clearing experience. If you take one thing away from my story article, it’s that life has a whole sack of challenges ready and waiting to be thrown squarely at your beautiful face. But if you learn to adapt and accept the fact life won’t always look how you thought it would, it makes the whole process so much easier. In most cases, it will end up looking way better than you could have ever imagined. Honestly. Use Clearing as an opportunity, not an excuse to get beaten down. Just look at me: terrible A level results; didn’t even get into halls; went to a city I had never even stepped foot in without a second thought; and now I’m working for one of the biggest technology brands in the world. Take that Clearing!
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