Step-by-step guide for UK students

If you are a UK student, read on for details of what happens after you submit an application through UCAS.

September: UCAS Cycle Opens

Successful students start to receive offers through UCAS. An unconditional offer means that you have already satisfied the entry requirements; a conditional offer gives the minimum grades you need to achieve in your forthcoming examinations and any other conditions you must meet.

November onwards: Interviews

Some departments hold interviews prior to making any offer. Should you be required to attend an interview, you will receive an email about this.

January to April: Get to know your subject

We hope to invite you onto campus where you'll be able to meet the academics in your department, speak to current students, and find out all about what it would be like to study here. We will also run virtual events for offer holders.

February: UCAS Extra Opens

If you apply before the deadline but have not secured a suitable place (if you have been rejected by all choices and/or declined offers) from between mid-February and 30 June, you may apply through UCAS Extra.

September to May: Accepting Offers, applying for accommodation and student finance

Respond to all your university offers choosing one as FIRM and one as INSURANCE by the date given to you by UCAS. You will be invited to apply for University accommodation once you have received an offer from us. You should also apply for financial assessment during this period.

May to July: Exam season

Examinations take place.

July to August: Non A level exam results released

Non A level students should send a copy of their results directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Team. Once we have made a decision you can check your status on UCAS Track.

17 August: A-Level results released

A level results are released on 17 August. Shortly before the results are published we’ll contact you with details of our confirmation services.

Your confirmation status will be shown on your UCAS Hub dashboard on the day you receive your A level results. If you do not meet the entrance requirements, you may still be offered a place so please check your situation by calling our dedicated confirmation line. You may also ask to be considered for another course if you do not meet the requirements for your original choice but still wish to come here.

September: Welcome to your University!

Welcome Week in 2023 will take place 18-22 September 2023, with term starting on 25 September.  Welcome Week is a great opportunity to settle in, find your bearings and make new friends before the term starts.

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