Let ‘Clearing’ Help You Start Your Music Career at ACM

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If you’re eagerly awaiting A-Level Results Day on Thursday 18th August, but haven’t heard of the term ‘Clearing’ before now, then it’s definitely worth reading on.‘Clearing’ is the word used for the way universities and colleges fill any available places they have on their courses by accepting direct applications from students, rather than via UCAS. What it means in reality is that if you’ve had conditional offers from education providers, but your results on A-Level Results Day aren’t quite what you were expecting, then all is not lost!Here at ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music), we view Clearing as another…

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My Experience of ‘Clearing’

Lois Gallagher BA Management

Many of you will be getting you A-Level results today. I’m sure the majority of you will be ecstatic with your results and will be rushing out to celebrate. But what about if you haven’t got the results that you need? It’s easy to lose hope but there is always another option for you; clearing! I know many people who have gone to uni through clearing and have enjoyed uni just as much as those who didn’t. Clearing doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. Clearing just means that you have another opportunity to follow your dreams and achieve your perfect career. But…

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5 Things You Never Knew About Sunglasses

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It may surprise you how many benefits there are to investing in a decent pair of sunglasses. While many may look at sunglasses as just a way to block the sun on a bright day or to remove glare whilst driving, the benefits go much much further.1. Wearing “cheap” sunglasses is actually worse than going without. If sunglasses offer shade, but don’t offer UVA and UVB protection, they’ll cause your eyes to dilate (pupils get larger) as your eyes think it is darker. This actually allows more harmful rays in.
2. Sunglasses are not just for sunny days. Over time, the…

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Myth busting – the truth about student life!

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…And the journey is over! As my days as an undergraduate are rapidly coming to an end *sob* perhaps this means it’s time for me draw on four years of uni experience and open up about what REALLY happens? K then. I shall proceed. Ahem. Is this thing on?If you’ve never been a student, you probably have a few assumptions about student life. Whether or not they’re serious, or just plainly “I’m guessing it doesn’t happen but it’s fun to ask every single time you come home” assumptions. I’ll now clear a few up. Do us student types bring our…

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24 Hours in Kingston Upon Thames

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Kingston Upon Thames is a South West borough of London. It’s particularly popular with students for its high-street shops, countless pubs and buzzing nightlife. If you happen to find yourself in Kingston for 24 hours here’s what you should do, eat and drink.DoKingston is known for its fantastic high-street, so if you’re looking to do some shopping you’re in the right place. Between the high-street and Bentall Centre you’ll find everything you need in the town centre.When you’ve finished with your shopping take a wander to the top of the high-street. There you’ll find the falling red telephone boxes that…

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