CASE STUDY: Start here through Clearing: Kellie Foster

“When I was offered a place at the University of Wolverhampton, I felt like I could breathe again because I hadn’t let myself down completely which is how I felt.”

Kellie Foster, 21 from Southend in Essex, studied A Levels at South Essex College in 2015 but didn't quite make the grade for her first choice universities.

Her aim had been to study drama at a London based university but when she didn't get the results she needed for the particular course she had chosen, she went through the Clearing process and was offered a place at the University of Wolverhampton studying Drama and Musical Theatre.

She said:  "I went into complete panic mode when I realised I hadn't got the grades I needed.  It can be a really scary process but I began to search for drama courses elsewhere.

"The course at the University of Wolverhampton was intriguing and, although it was a little further than I wanted to go - it's quite far away from Essex - when I was offered a place I felt like I could breathe again because I hadn’t let myself down completely which is how I ultimately felt."

Kellie is graduating in September with a First Class Honours Degree in Drama and Musical Theatre.

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