Confirmation Guide

Results and confirmation can be a confusing time. Please see below answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, find out how to contact us.

If you are an International or EU applicants please contact the Admissions Team at ugosi@liverpool.ac.uk

If you have applied to clinical courses please contact the departmental Admissions Team for your subject area.

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Accepted Applicants

Congratulations on your place! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the University. Please see below for information on what happens next and what to do if you want to make a change to your application. 

Welcome information and registration

You will receive welcome information email within a few days of being accepted. This will include details on how to register. Welcome and orientation week runs from Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September,. Term starts on Monday 27 September. All the information you need on welcome is available here.

Accommodation queries

For all accommodation related queries, please contact the team directly on 0151 795 0319 or at accommodation@liverpool.ac.uk. Allocation of accommodation will start on 13 August.

To update your contact details

It is important to ensure that your contact details are up to date. Please log in to UCAS Track and update your details here. This will then automatically update our records.

To be released in to Clearing

Applicants can now self-release into Clearing on Track. Log into Track and follow the guidance.

If you would still like to attend the University of Liverpool but would like to change to a different course, please complete the release into clearing form.

To be withdrawn from UCAS

Please email uguk@liverpool.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Withdraw’. Please include your UCAS ID number in the email. If you request a withdrawal, you will not be able to apply for any vacancies through Clearing for this year and any places/offers that you hold will be void.

To let us know that you are appealing your examinations results

Please complete the appealing results form.

To request deferred entry to 2022

Please complete the deferred entry form.

We will try to accommodate requests where possible, but please be advised that this is not guaranteed.

To request to start in 2021 (for applicants accepted for deferred entry)

Please complete the start in 2021 form.

We will try to accommodate requests where possible, but please be advised that this is not guaranteed.

To request a change to a different course

Please complete the change to different course form.

We will try to accommodate requests where possible, but please be advised that this is not guaranteed.

I have been accepted on to a different course – what does this mean?

If applicants do not achieve the requirements of the course that they have originally applied for, we are sometimes able to make them an offer for an alternative course instead. You can find more information about the courses on our course listings.

You should accept or decline the offer via UCAS Track within five days, though we would recommend doing this as soon as possible.

I am holding an unconditional offer and I would like to defer my place to 2022, can I do this?

Offer holders who have met or exceeded the terms of the offer can make a request to defer here. We will consider requests on a case by case basis. We cannot consider deferral requests from applicants who have not met or exceeded the terms of the offer.

Please be advised that we will respond to all requests at the earliest opportunity and appreciate your patience during this time.

No Decision / Conditional Status

If your status is still showing as conditional, please read the information below.

We are carefully considering every application and aim to send all decisions to UCAS no later than Tuesday 10 August where we have all the necessary exam results. Please keep checking UCAS Track through the day for any updates. If you still have not received a decision by 6pm, please call our Confirmation Helpline on 0151 794 8591.

Outstanding results:

We may be unable to make a decision on your application as we have not yet received all of your results. These could include GCSEs, Foundation Years and existing qualifications from previous years. If we need any results from you, this should be detailed in your offer. We will also contact you to request any results we have not received that are necessary to confirm your place, so please do check your emails regularly.

Unsuccessful Applicants

We understand that this is a disappointing outcome. Unfortunately, you have not met the minimum requirements for the University and so we are unable to accept you on this occasion. Please find some information below about what you can do next.

Appeals:

If your grades could be subject to an appeal and you are still interested in pursuing an application to study here, please contact your school, college or centre and visit the gov.uk website for further details on the appeals process. 

Where possible, if you have received your results or the outcome of an appeal by 8 September and your grades meet the acceptance criteria for the programme you are holding an offer for, we will try to confirm your place. However, please note that for a number of programmes, due to capacity restrictions or the need to limit numbers to ensure the best quality student experience, we are unable to accept grade outcomes achieved through appeal for 2021 entry. These currently include Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Science, however that list maybe subject to change. Note also that acceptance levels may vary depending on the programme and additional information such as contextual data, so please contact us when you have received your results.

Insurance choice university:

If the University of Liverpool was your firm choice university, you should check your status at your insurance choice as they may have been able to accept you. Please confirm this on UCAS Track.

Clearing:

If you have been unsuccessful at both your Firm and Insurance choice universities, you are now eligible for Clearing. You can browse Clearing vacancies here: search.ucas.com. Or find out more about Clearing vacancies at the University of Liverpool.

Apply again next year:

If you are thinking about resitting your exams to improve your final grades, you could apply again for entry next year. You would need to reapply once UCAS is open again (September), including full details of your resits. Please be advised that any offer made will be conditional on the results of your resits and you will not be guaranteed a place unless you meet these terms. 

 

Mock/provisional/predicted grades

I will be receiving teacher assessed grades. What might that mean for my chance to study at the University of Liverpool?

Teachers are using a range of evidence to make an informed judgement of the grade students are performing at. When we receive formal results, if a student hasn't met the terms of their offer we will consider the information available with the application to determine if we can offer a place.

My predicted grades are higher than my confirmed grades. Will you consider this when you receive my results?

We base decisions on confirmed grades so cannot consider predicted or provisional grades.

I was originally conditional firm (CF) with Liverpool but I didn’t meet the terms of the offer. My mock/provisional/predicted grades are higher than the awarded grades I’ve received. What can I do now?

If you wish to appeal your teacher assessed grade please consult your school or college.  Further information on when to appeal and how to appeal is available.

Can I combine my mock/provisional/predicted results with my awarded results?

No. Please see above question on how to appeal for more details.

I am appealing my grades. Will you hold my place?

Where possible, if you have received your results or the outcome of an appeal by 8 September and your grades meet the acceptance criteria for the programme you are holding an offer for, we will try to confirm your place. However, please note that for a number of programmes, due to capacity restrictions or the need to limit numbers to ensure the best quality student experience, we are unable to accept grade outcomes achieved through appeal for 2021 entry. These currently include Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Science, however that list maybe subject to change. Note also that acceptance levels may vary depending on the programme and additional information such as contextual data, so please contact us when you have received your results.

Autumn re-sit exams

I didn’t secure a place at the University, but I’m taking re-sit exams in the Autumn exam series. Do I need to apply again?

Applicants who re-sit will not need to re-apply but will only be considered for a deferred entry in 2022.

If you are planning to re-sit, please contact the Admissions Team to let us know and to confirm that you want to keep your offer. Contact us by emailing uguk@liverpool.ac.uk

I am a private candidate and I don’t have my results due to COVID-19. Can I apply through Clearing?

Yes, we will consider applications from private candidates where we are able. Please see our Clearing website for details on how to apply and to view which programmes are available through Clearing.

Private candidates without their results

I am a private candidate and I don’t have my results due to COVID-19. Can I apply through Clearing?

Yes, we will consider applications from private candidates where we are able. Please see our Clearing website for details on how to apply and to view which programmes are available through Clearing.

Strike action at the University

We are aware that some students may be concerned that members of the University’s University and College Union (UCU) are undertaking a period of strike action over the confirmation period. This action is part of an ongoing industrial dispute in relation to proposed redundancies in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. 

The University wishes to reassure students that this action will not impact on our ability to process results in time for confirmation which takes place from Tuesday 10 August. We have robust processes in place and our teams across professional services, and our three faculties, are working through all the results to ensure we can begin to communicate decisions to applicants once the UCAS embargo has lifted on Tuesday.

Medicine offers for entry 2021

Information on Medicine offers for entry 2021.