Student Profiles

Our team of dedicated clearing advisors strive to give applicants the best possible experience. We have your very best interest at heart and look forward to helping you with all aspects of your application to UCB.

Here are a few clearing profiles to give you an idea of how other applicants found the application experience.

Abi Reeve

"I decided to return to UCB as a mature student, after being in full-time employment for 15 years. Clearing can be an anxious time for students of any age, but in my experience it was straightforward. In fact, I was surprised by how seamless and easy-to-follow the process was. My advice to anyone in the same position would be: nothing ventured, nothing gained. If your instinct tells you it's the right thing to do, it most probably is. The greatest thing about UCB is that it's such a welcoming community, full of people who are so knowledgeable in their particular field. The door is always open. I would encourage potential students to attend open days and speak honestly with lecturers about their aspirations and what they hope to achieve."

Abi Reeve, BSc (Hons) Food Development and Innovation


Staci Lawrence

"After leaving school, I did not have the confidence to apply for a degree and also wanted to start earning a wage immediately. I worked as a beauty sales adviser for over 10 years, but in the back of my mind, I knew it was not the career I wanted. I wanted a job in the health and social care sector, but worried about returning to education as a mature student, and the UCAS procedure seemed daunting. The UCB admissions team made the clearing process easy, gave me the confidence to apply and guided me through each stage.Clearing is stress free, opens up new opportunities and creates new adventures. Do not hesitate to take your next step towards a bright future."

Staci Lawrence, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care