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CASE STUDY: Going through Clearing was child’s play for Kedemah


“I always knew I wanted to go to University, but I never got round to it. I applied late through Clearing and the process was really straightforward. This is my time now.”

Kedemah Lubsey, 22 from Wolverhampton, found that going through Clearing at the University of Wolverhampton was child’s play and she is now finishing her first year of studying for Young People, Family and Community degree in the Institute of Education.

Kedemah studied for a Level 3 Health & Social Care Extended Diploma at the City of Wolverhampton College before starting work, finding a job as an Outdoor Activity Instructor working with young people.  Although she had always wanted to go to university, she found that her gap year began to get longer and longer, and her dream of studying for a degree got further away.

When she was made redundant during the pandemic in 2020, Kedemah realised that she had really enjoyed working with young people and wanted to study for a degree course that would help her achieve her career aspirations.

She said: “I always wanted to go to university but I just never got round to it.  When I was made redundant, I realised that this is my time now and I started to do some research on what kind of course would help me get into a career working with children.

“I had left it really late and contacted the University of Wolverhampton during September both on Social Media and then I rang the hotline. I was excited and nervous because I’d found the right course but wasn’t sure if there were any places left.

“The Clearing process was straightforward and staff were really helpful. I got my place on the course and there’s so much to learn, the modules are really interesting and the lecturers have been really supportive and helpful.

“My advice to anyone who is thinking of applying through Clearing is just phone up, don’t be nervous, there are people you can talk to and they will help you as best as possible, there are options available and be open-minded about what’s on offer for you."

Kedemah is hoping that her degree will help her to find a career in youth leading and community work, with her aim being to work with young people,

She said: “It’s been a bit more intense learning online throughout the pandemic but I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved in my first year.”

For anyone who already has the results of their qualifications, applications can be made through Clearing from Monday 5 July. Our Clearing webpage provides further information on all the courses we have available in Clearing. Applications can be made either by calling our Clearing Team on 01902 51 8585 or through our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.   

For anyone who is awaiting the results of their qualifications, they can register their interest and book a phone call with a Clearing Adviser on results day, Tuesday 10 August.   

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