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Ruby Yates, UEL Podiatry student, tells us how she went through UCAS clearing to get her place to study Podiatry

12th July 2019

I had been travelling and working in Greece when I decided I wanted to return to study. After researching medical courses, I had my heart set on Podiatry, due to the varied practice and work setting, but had realised this after the UCAS deadline. I had the urge to study now and didn’t want to wait another year, so after a little research I discovered that I could apply through UCAS extra. I had to wait until universities went into clearing to see which institutions had spaces available, but there was still hope that I could study that September.

The UCAS clearing date came around quickly and the list came up early in the morning, so I was quite excited to see if Podiatry had any openings. Luckily there were a few universities still offering Podiatry, so I had a choice over where I could go. I wanted to be London based, have exposure to all the fantastic London specialist clinics and teaching hospitals and I wanted to know I’d be supported by an excellent teaching team, so after speaking to Claire Duguid, the admissions tutor at the University of East London (UEL), UEL was my first choice.

Claire was just lovely, she listened to what my goals and aspirations were, answered all my queries and put me at ease immediately. The interview then felt very relaxed, I felt very welcome and I knew this was the place I wanted to study.

Find out more about Ruby’s story on Careers in Podiatry.

If you’re interested in studying Podiatry there may be some places available through clearing, please take a look at our course finder.

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