Student stories: What is clearing really like?

These five students started out from very different places – but they all found a home at Sheffield Hallam through clearing.

'The adviser was really friendly'

Find out how Ellie found a better course through clearing, with the support of Sheffield Hallam

'It was a smooth, easy process'

Worried about clearing? So was Stephane – until he went through it. Find out how his fears compared to the reality

'I'd decided to go to uni after working'

Simbarashe made a late application after a year in employment, and went from clearing to studying in just two weeks

'A foundation year gives you time to grow in confidence'

Claire didn’t get the grades she needed for a biomedical science degree – but a foundation year gave her an alternative route onto the course

'I didn't think I'd get into uni'

At first, Harry thought uni wasn’t for him. Here’s why he changed his mind

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