It took two years studying architecture at another university and a further two years working for a property and film production company before Amy Heisler finally decided where her ambitions lay. Picking up the phone, she dialled Kingston University’s Clearing hotline two years ago and since then has laid firm foundations for a bright future.
“I’d always felt my calling would have something to do with property but I wanted to do something more practical than architecture so I eventually decided to apply for a building surveying degree,” the 24 year old, from Walthamstow, North East London, said. “When I rang up the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, they recommended Kingston as one of the few universities in the country which has chartered accreditation so it seemed the perfect choice.”
It was August by the time Amy had made up her mind she wanted to go back to the books and she was worried about securing a university place at such a late stage. “I applied to Kingston through Clearing and the operator instantly put my mind at rest and connected me to the School of Surveying,” she said. “I was offered a place going straight into the second year based on my previous architecture study.”
Now Amy’s hard work has paid off - she has just graduated with a First Class degree and has secured a job at commercial real estate giant Colliers CRE, where she is about to take up the post of graduate building surveyor. “My advice to anyone going through Clearing this year is to never give up hope,” she said. “Getting on the course has opened up so many opportunities. Just a few years ago I only had vague ideas about how to get my career on track and now I’m in the brilliant position of being about to take up my dream job.”