Received an offer?

Once you’ve heard back from all universities you’ve applied to, you’ll need to respond to these offers by selecting your firm (first) and insurance (second) choices. This should be done on UCAS Track.

The deadline for making these choices will depend on when you submitted your application and received your offers – UCAS will inform you of the date you need to respond by. You can also find more information on the application deadlines on the UCAS website.

Unconditional offer scheme

We sometimes award unconditional offers to applicants in certain subjects. We select people who we think would excel at Bucks and make a significant contribution to our learning community.

We look at a number of things when we’re considering who to make an unconditional offer to, including:

  • academic grade predictions
  • interview/portfolio/audition performance
  • prior examination performance (such as GCSEs)
  • widening participation criteria
  • the personal statement
  • interaction with us during the application process.

If you are selected for the scheme and make us your first choice university, we will match this commitment by giving you an unconditional offer before you’ve completed your exams.

The scheme is only open for certain courses and we select students for the scheme on the basis outlined above. We will get in touch with you personally if we are considering you for the scheme.

What next?

Exam results

If you’re waiting for exam results, we will usually receive these directly from the exam board, although in some circumstances we may ask you to email copies of your certificates over to us. If you’ve met the conditions of your offer, then we’ll confirm your place and this will show on your UCAS Track.  You will also then receive your joining instructions and more information about the start of your course.

If you receive your results and don’t meet the conditions of your offer, don’t panic. Sometimes we’re able to be flexible if your application is strong and you only just miss your grades, or we may be able to offer you an alternative programme such as a Foundation Year. We’d always recommend contacting us to discuss your options if you’re worried though.

Applicant visit days

Between February and April we will offer ‘invitation only’ applicant visit days, where you can meet staff, view our facilities, and get a taste of what life at Bucks is like. Once you’ve been made an offer, you’ll receive an invitation to attend, along with more information about what to expect from the day and a link to reserve your place. Please be aware that some subjects do not offer applicant visit days as they hold interview days instead.

If you’ve received an offer from us and made your choices, then congratulations! You can relax for now and put your feet up as we direct you to all the information you might want to know about why studying with Bucks is such a great decision.