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Sociology student gets second chance at higher education thanks to Clearing at Kingston University

Posted Monday 2 August 2021

Sociology student gets second chance at higher education thanks to Clearing at Kingston University Victoria Obiago snapped up a place on Kingston University's sociology programme after contacting the Clearing hotline.

A first year Kingston University student is embarking on her second degree after previously graduating in health studies. Victoria Obiago wanted to expand her knowledge and Clearing opened up an opportunity to study sociology.

The 22 year old, from Sydenham in South East London, explained why she chose Kingston. "I liked the community feel around Kingston and was recommended the University by a friend in the third year who had really enjoyed her time here," she said.

"I definitely made the right decision – the staff have been really helpful, especially in the challenging situation we've had since I started last year, due to the pandemic," she said. "Despite that, it's been an enjoyable and worthwhile year and I've managed to broaden my academic horizons and learn a lot more about the subject," she added.

The Clearing process was very straight forward, Victoria said. "I had my A-level grades from 2017 so I just called the hotline to see if they had spaces on the BSc Sociology course and I'm so glad they did," she said. "Clearing is especially good for slightly older students as a way of getting back into education," she added.

"Kingston has definitely given me that extra knowledge to go on and fulfil my potential when I graduate. I wouldn't be here without Clearing – so I would really recommend it as a way to get into university," she added.

Victoria will start the second year of her BSc Sociology course in September and is on track to graduate in the summer of 2023. Using her previous health studies degree combined with her sociology degree she hopes to become a social worker.

  • Find out more about studying sociology at Kingston University.
  • Kingston University's Clearing hotline is open from 9am until 5pm until the start of term, excluding Bank Holiday Monday on 30 August.
  • Call 0800 0483 334 (or +44 20 8328 1149 from outside the UK) to speak to the University's friendly and knowledgeable hotline operators who will be able to provide information on courses available and guide callers through their options. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles in the UK. International call costs may vary, please check with your network provider.
  • Have your UCAS identification (if you have one) to hand and full details of qualifications, including subjects, grades, dates obtained and exam boards before calling the hotline. 

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