In all circumstances, applicants should accurately complete the UCAS application process. If you believe you meet certain criteria you should also complete the self-declaration form. By doing so our Admissions and Enrolment team will be able to assess your eligibility for a contextual offer.
The information provided via the UCAS application form will assess if you are:
- From areas of low socio-economic status and/or high deprivation.
- From areas of low participation.
- A care leavers/children looked after.
It is therefore important that you provide your home postcode and declare if you have spent time in local authority care or have declared disability (via the tick boxes). If you meet these criteria we will automatically make you a contextual offer.
If you meet one of the following criteria, you will also need to declare this on the self-declaration form (submitting this alongside your UCAS application form):
- Have attended a low performing secondary school
- Are a young carer.
- Are a refugee.
- Are a from gypsy, Roma and traveller communities.
- Are from military families.
- Are estranged from families.
- Are a current/former participant in Step into Success activities, specifically Head Start mentoring and residential visit.
We will then access this information and will check this information is correct via the reference provided. Once this process is completed with checks made, we will make you a contextual offer (if eligible).
If you meet criteria identified by both the UCAS application form and the self-declaration form we will cross reference the information provided and ensure you are provided the best possible contextual offer.