Our most recent international guest blogger is Subhashini, who has just graduated from English Literature and Language BA Honours. Read her top five tips for preparing for Clearing as an international student.
1. Find out what courses are available
The University of Westminster offers a wide range of courses that are available through Clearing. One of the quickest ways to find out is by visiting the Clearing website. The list of available courses will be updated regularly, so it is important to continue checking the site throughout the week.
2. Ask as many questions as you can
On the results day, phone lines will be open from 8am till 7pm and will be managed by current students
and advisers who will be able to answer all your questions. This may include questions about the
course you are interested in, university life, student experience and other opportunities that we offer
during your time at Westminster.
3. Questions you will be asked
Although the process of Clearing is quick and easy, it is still useful to prepare for the phone call and for any questions you may be asked. For example, one of the first questions you will be asked is for your UCAS ID (if you have one) and personal details so it is important to have all the required information ready to hand. You will also be asked about your qualifications and your interest in the course that you are applying for.
4. Prepare beforehand
You may want to find out more about the course you are interested in and what you would be
expected to know. Further information about the course you are interested in and module options
are available on the University’s website. You may also wish to visit the University’s YouTube channel to learn more about the faculty or department you are interested in. For example, here is more information about the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies.
5. Use Social media
The University’s Twitter and Facebook accounts will be updated regularly with information about
Clearing. You are also encouraged to send us any questions if you have any queries about the whole process. Most faculties and departments are active on social media and you may wish to visit their Twitter accounts to find out specific details about the courses available to you.