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Handyman turned construction management student thrives after coming to Kingston University through Clearing

Posted Thursday 5 August 2021

Handyman turned construction management student thrives after coming to Kingston University through Clearing Construction Engineering Management student Adam Segayer

A former handyman took his electrics and plumbing skills to Kingston University to further his career on a BSc Construction Engineering Management degree.

After doing a foundation year in civil engineering, Adam Segayer was looking to further his studies and came to Kingston University through Clearing. 

 The 24-year-old, from Willesden in North West London, chose Kingston because he liked the main Penrhyn Road campus and what the construction management course offered.

Before attending university Adam worked as an electrician, plumber and general handyman. The skills he picked up drove him to want to study construction management and ultimately move into the construction industry full time.

Adam said his lecturers have been very supportive since he started. "The staff have been very helpful," he said. "Whether it was during the application process or since I started at the university, my lecturers have always been on hand to offer their advice. There is a real community feel at the university and I've been enjoying my first year here."

Adam said the clearing process and the decision to come to Kingston could not have been easier.  "Coming through Clearing was a very straightforward and simple process," he said. "I called the hotline want to pursue Construction and Management and everyone was so helpful. Kingston allowed me to come straight into second year after doing my foundation year elsewhere. I had a phone interview after applying online and then was offered a place. The process was so easy."

Admissions Tutor for Undergraduate Civil Engineering Programmes, Hsein Kew, knows that students still realise their potential if they come through clearing. "Clearing is an ideal way for applicants to find a place at University if they have missed out on grades," he said. "We make sure students, like Adam, are supported with a range of services and academic support so they feel just as big a part of the university as students who come here through different routes."

Adam is looking forward to entering his third year in September.

  • Find out more about studying Construction Engineering Management 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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