Clearing 2017: ‘Studying at UWL has helped me succeed’ - prize-winning graduate

Clearing 2017

A UWL graduate who is a rising star in the civil engineering sector says his studies at the university have helped him to make a winning start to his career.

Tom Wycherley, 24, graduated with a first class degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UWL’s School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) three years ago. Since then he has joined a respected firm, helped build a hotel in Sierra Leone, Africa, and recently won an important industry award.

Tom’s successful career journey began when he applied to join UWL via Clearing and he believes it is the right call to make this week for prospective students weighing up their options.

He said: ‘My studies at UWL set me up with not only a great technical background and knowledge, but a myriad of practical skills which have helped me every day since I graduated. I met a lot of great people at UWL and it has a great campus in a good location, with good career support available.

‘I also got great tutor contact and a much more personal experience in the classroom. For me, the small groups meant that it was easy to ask questions and create a relationship with the lecturers. This was key to ensuring that I gained the most from the course.’

Today Tom works at Campbell Reith Hill, a consultant engineering company, where he has won praise as ‘competent, confident and a very good ambassador.’ Meanwhile, at this year’s British Expertise International Awards he collected a Rising Star prize, presented by the Duke of Gloucester.

Clearing is a great opportunity to learn in depth about a course before applying for it, says Tom, who praised the quality of information UWL provides to help prospective students make an informed decision about which course is the right one.

‘When I went through Clearing I spoke to a very helpful lecturer at UWL who gave me some great advice and insights into the process and why I should chose UWL,' he said. 'It’s good to speak with someone who is a lecturer on the course you are interested in as they will be able to give you the best advice and assess your suitability for the course. It made Clearing much easier for me. I would definitely recommend UWL as a place to study; it is an up and coming place.’

Tom Wycherley (right) with his Rising Star award presented by the Duke of Gloucester (centre)

So why not make a good call this summer and apply to UWL through Clearing on our free hotline: 0800 036 8888. Lines open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and you can also apply by calling during the Bank Holiday Weekend of 26-28 August.

Apply to UWL through Clearing on our free hotline: 0800 036 8888. Lines open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Special extended opening hours on Thursday (17) and Friday (18) August 7am – 8pm.

You can also fill in our Clearing courses enquiry form to register your interest.