Undergraduate admissions policy documents

At Liverpool we believe in treating each application individually on its own merits.

In order to help applicants and their advisors to understand how we approach admissions, we have produced an Undergraduate Admissions Policy Entry 2022.

This policy document provides information on various aspects of admissions, including roles and responsibilities, the principles we apply in arriving at admissions decisions, a description of the admissions process and what to do if you feel you have grounds for complaint or appeal.

Undergraduate Policy Statements

Access and Participation Plan

For entry 2020-21 The University publishes its new Access and Participation Plan, which is approved by the Office for Students (OfS) and which sets out the University’s activities that are designed to support entry for students from groups that are currently under-represented.
For entry 2019-20 the University APP is available here

All of our previous Access Agreements are also available and are published online.

Access Agreement 

Up until 2019-20 the University published an Access Agreement each year, which was approved by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) which set out the University’s activities that are designed to support entry for students from groups that are currently under-represented. This has now been replaced with the Access and Participation Plan (APP).
All of our Access Agreements are published online and may be found at:
• University of Liverpool Access Agreement

Applicant Criminal Convictions Policy

The University has a duty of care to all its staff and students to ensure their health and safety. For this reason, if applicants declare on their application forms that they have a relevant criminal conviction, the University will undertake a risk assessment process to consider the conviction and whether the applicant poses a risk to members of the University community. Further details of the actions we will take may be found in our Applicant Criminal Convictions Policy.

Undergraduate Appeals and Complaints Policy

The University prides itself on the high standards it sets in managing its admissions procedures, but we recognise that sometimes things can go wrong or misunderstandings occur.  We encourage applicants to try to work with Admissions and our Academic Departments to resolve any issues informally where they can, but we appreciate this isnt always possible.  We have therefore established an Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy which applicants may use if they believe they have grounds for an appeal or complaint.


Applicants should be aware that copying material from other sources – including the web – is considered a serious academic offence, and is known as plagiarism. Applicants for undergraduate degree will have the personal statement that they submit as part of their application form checked by UCAS against a library of personal statements, to identify whether any phrases or sentences are identical with those held in UCAS’s records. A full explanation of what we mean by plagiarism and how we deal with it during the admissions process may be found in our Plagiarism Policy below.

Terms and Conditions

By accepting the offer of a place on a programme or module, you enter into a legally binding contract with the University of Liverpool ("the University") which can only be varied by agreement in writing. In so doing, you accept and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please see the Student Administration website for the terms and conditions of your programme of study by year of entry.

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