20 July 2021

Alex's Clearing Story: From Lancaster to UA92

BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance student Alex talks to us about her route to UA92 through Clearing and her experience so far.


How did you find out about UA92?

Initially, I hadn’t heard of University Academy 92 before. It was mentioned to me by the Lancaster University recruitment team. I did some research online and I really liked the look of the campus and the way they deliver the courses. They have a different approach to many of the other Universities I’d had looked at and I was really impressed with the industry links with big organisations such as Talk Talk and KPMG.

What was it like applying through clearing?

It was really quick and easy. I gave UA92 Clearing Helpline a call. I didn’t have to wait at all, I was immediately connected to a really helpful and friendly advisor who took my details and asked about my results. We discussed the courses I was interested in and I got a verbal offer of a place right there and then.

What was your experience of going through the clearing process?

It can be quite disheartening when you get your A-level results back and they’re not what you were expecting them to be. So, it was nice that the staff were really friendly and really supportive – it just made me feel so much better. I was excited to get a place on a course I really wanted to do and still be starting my studies in that year.

What would be your advice to new UA92 students?

My advice would be, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The staff at UA92 want to see you achieve your highest potential and are always full of useful advice and guidance. They really want to help you make the right decisions for yourself and genuinely care about each and every one of the students.

What was it like to move to a new city?

It can be quite scary when you move away from home for the first time but Manchester is definitely the perfect city for new students. Everything is so close to the student accommodation and the UA92 campus and the Metrolink is so handy for getting around. I loved exploring the many different areas in Manchester – from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields - each has its own unique vibe.

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