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It’s not them, it’s you: why this year’s clearing empowers students

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Issued:14/08/17

Professor Chris Husbands, Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor, wrote in this weekend's edition of the Sunday Times about clearing and how students are more empowered than ever.

Professor Husbands writes:

"What used to be a scrabble for places amongst those who had not, quite, secured their offer grades for the university or course of their choice has been transformed. The landscape is fundamentally changed. University entrance is now a buyers’ market, and students are using clearing more and more to find the right university for them, rather than settle for their second or third choice. Power has shifted from universities to students.

"[Clearing means] there is more choice than ever, more opportunities than ever, more information than ever. Smart prospective students — and their families — will use all those to help them make the right choices.

"It means you have a chance to scrutinise the best place for you to go, where you can enjoy your experience and ensure that your educational investment pays off in the longer term."

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