After you have applied
Once we have received your application, your application will be carefully considered.
Decisions are usually made within a month of receipt but at certain times of the year and when an interview is required, decisions may take longer.
During the Clearing process, however, decisions will be made much more quickly.
If you have been unsuccessful, a reason or advice will help to guide you to make the next step. Offers will be either unconditional or conditional on academic examination results and, in certain cases, other conditions such as the gaining of experience in a setting related to the course.
Courses involving work with young people or vulnerable adults will usually require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB)
For certain courses such as Education and Social Work, interviews are compulsory. Most courses, however, offer the opportunity for an informal interview prior to making an offer. Art and Design courses will require the presentation of a portfolio while Theatre, Television and Performance will request an audition.
We know that interviews can be daunting so we've selected some tips and advise to help you. If you've prepared, you won't feel so anxious.
Once a decision has been made, you will receive a letter. If you have been success (unconditional or conditional), you shouldlet us know wether you wish to take up the offer of a place.
For UCAS applicants, all official decisions will be made through UCAS and will be visible on your UCAS Track. Instructions on how to select and accept offers are available on the UCAS website. You will be able to view the ongoing status of your application online via UCAS Track. Try watching one or more of the short video clips at www.ucas.tv to understand what is needed at each part of the process.