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.

Here are some answers to some frequently asked question regarding the unconditional offer scheme:

The aim of the unconditional offer scheme is to allow you to concentrate on your studies knowing your place at University is secured.

We want to teach students who we think will excel at Bucks, so when we assess your application and can see that you are the kind of student we are looking for, we will make an unconditional offer. We will then let you know personally that you have been included in the scheme. All you need to do then is make us your Firm Choice on UCAS Track and your place is secured. You can then focus on your studies and prepare to start your studies with us.

The criteria is different for each course included in the scheme. 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
  • extra-curricular achievements
  • interaction with us during the application process.

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.

GCSE’s are important as they, in essence, set a grounding for whichever direction students are heading.  We do like to see consistency, therefore GCSE grades do matter and in the absence of these, we are largely unable to consider you for the unconditional offer scheme

Absolutely, please do not neglect this. Your level 3 qualification is a key part of your academic journey. After graduation potential employers will look at all of your qualifications as part of a well-rounded CV.

We can understand this will be disappointing, but if you have chosen us as Firm on UCAS track, you will have a guaranteed place at Bucks.

Unfortunately not, the unconditional offers are only valid for the academic year they are issued.

Unfortunately we are not able to include applicants who require a visa to study in the UK in the scheme.

Yes, this will coincide with UCAS’s deadline to accept your offers, you will be able to see this in your UCAS Track.