A UNIVERSITY student who discovered her passion after gaining a place at university through clearing has urged other students to keep their options open when the get their receive their A-level results.

Meg Webb, 21, from central Winchester, didn’t achieve the grades she originally needed to study at her top university choices.

She studied art and design, English language and literature and psychology A-levels at Peter Symonds College. To secure a place at either on her top two university choices, Meg needed grades of ABB, but got ABC.

However, after researching the options available to her she found she was eligible to combine her two passions of English and fine art through a joint-honours degree at the University of Reading.

The student, who is about to start her third and final year decided to give Reading another look after visiting the university on an open day.

She said: “The open day was really helpful as it gave me an insight into the accommodation I would be living in, the campus, my studio, and the English department. Also, it was a really nice welcome to the university.”

Ahead of receiving her A-level results, Megan prepared a list of possible alternatives in case she didn’t make the grade.

She said: “I had an A3 page with all the names and contact numbers of optional universities which I could go to if I dropped a grade and had to enter clearing.

“I would urge others not to forget to be open to different options of where you could go – you never know where you’ll have the best time.”

A-level students across the country are set to find out their A-level results on Thursday.