Students' guide to results day
Who better to tell you about results day than our students who've recently been through it themselves.
We understand that the lead up to receiving your results can be an anxious time. That's why we've asked our current students to share their results day stories with you and offer tips for preparing for the big day.
"It's also important to be surrounded by the right people. I chose to be with friends, who were going through the same thing, and there were teachers around to either celebrate with you or to help if the news wasn't good (and there are always some people that applies to)."
Bethany, Final-year Film and TV Production student. Read Bethany's blog.
Top Tips for a happy Results Day
Posted by Kirsty on 2 July 2018
Results day is scary, there’s no way of denying that, but there are ways of ensuring that you can actually enjoy the whole experience…
My results day scare – and how to avoid it
Posted by Bethany on 29 June 2018
I remember my A-level results day all too well. I was absolutely petrified. York was my first choice. I’d fallen in love with the…
Results Day – My Story
Posted by Katy on 27 June 2018
Hey everyone, I’m Katy and this is what Results Day was like for me. So before I actually received my results, I had a…
My Results Day Story
Posted by Clare on 14 June 2018
I was terrified for Results Day! I’d spent the last two years working incredibly hard in the hope of getting a place at the…
"Before you call any of your options, do a quick bit of reading about the department, the course content, and the university itself. It only needs to be a brief overview but it means you'll have something to talk about if your conversation gets that far. I went down the list calling each one. Some were very quick, others put me on hold for about 35373588 years. Again, just stay calm - you'll get your turn."
Oliver, 1st Year Human Geography and Environment student. Read Oliver's blog.
Results not what you expected? - a student guide to clearing
Our current students share their stories of coming to York through clearing, the highs and the lows, and reveal their top tips for making the process as stress-free as possible.
My Clearing Story
Posted by Georgia on 4 July 2018
At A level, I studied English Language, French and Spanish. An interesting BUT challenging combination – I am sure you will agree! I excelled…
16 Hours of Clearing
Posted by Alexander on 2 July 2018
If, like me, you believed you were destined to go into Clearing before you even laid eyes on your results, then you will probably…
Clearing: My Journey
Posted by Nicole on 25 June 2018
My story with Clearing began when I attended a graduation here at the University of York. I was blown away by how beautiful the…
My Clearing Experience
Posted by Oluwatomi on 20 June 2018
Feelings about Clearing Before results day I was filled with anxiety, during the summer of year thirteen the fear of results day looms over…
My Experience in Clearing
Posted by Claire on 20 June 2018
The idea of Clearing was something that had always been imposed upon me by my sixth form leaders as some sort of stressful labyrinth…
A Festival of Clearing
Posted by Olivia on 14 June 2018
My clearing experience can only really be described as an emotional rollercoaster of events. There were times of joy, excitement, stress, worry and overall…
"Don’t panic! Ultimately, it is important not to panic. Going through clearing or adjustment may alter your plans. However, studying a new subject in a new city will be rewarding regardless of the path you take to get there."
Fionnuala, a Historical Archaeology student. Read Fionnuala's blog.
Considering a gap year?
Two of our current students, Alexander and Jasmine, discuss their gap year experiences and reveal the ups and downs of taking a break before university.