Advice for applicants

UPDATED: 10 March

Yes, we are still accepting applications as usual. You can find details of our next start dates and how to apply on each course page. We are available for any questions you can email us on or call us on 0330 123 2023. You can also contact us via TAP which you can find here.

Yes, our Admissions Team are working hard to ensure there is as little disruption to your application as possible. If we have requested additional information or documents, please send these through as quickly as you can. You can email them on

We are conducting interviews online rather than on-site and we will contact you directly to arrange this. If you have not yet been contacted or have any concerns, please email or call us on 0330 123 2023.

You should receive an offer from us within 3- 5 working days. We may need a little more information from you, and if that is the case we will get in touch.

If you have applied for an undergraduate programme through UCAS, then you will need to respond to your offers by the deadline shown in your UCAS Track (most likely 10 June 2021). If you have applied directly, then there is no specific deadline to accept your offer but we would recommend that you do this as soon as you can so that everything can be prepared for enrolment. Our welcome week for most courses begins on Monday 20 September.

If you are international student who requires a visa to study in the UK, alongside meeting other conditions on your offer, you will need to have firmly accepted your offer before we will be able to issue you with a CAS to make your Visa Application.

We accept a wide range of English Language qualifications for entry to our programmes, these are listed on our general entry requirements page. For many countries we can accept the English you have studied in your High School qualification.

Once you’ve accepted your offer you’ll need to meet any conditions by 7 September 2021. You should also make sure that you have submitted your application for Student Finance if that’s how you are funding your studies.

Keep an eye for emails and updates from us, as we move closer to the start of your course you should expect to receive your joining instructions and subsequently a link to our online enrolment portal. You will need your student ID, which will be provided with the details. Joining Instructions are also available online.

You can contact us by various means. You can email us on, call us on 0330 123 2023, contact us via TAP which you can find here, facebook and twitter.

There is a lot of uncertainty at the moment and we understand that you may be considering starting your course later than originally planned. We aim to give you as much clarity as possible, but we would be happy to discuss your options.

If you are considering repeating a year at school or college, you may also consider taking a foundation year at the University. This will incur fees, but you should be able to receive student funding, and the extra year will give you extra time to build your academic skills, support and a great introduction to undergraduate study at one of our campuses. If you are considering deferring your place then please email us including your name, UCAS ID or Application ID and when you would to defer until.