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Unconditional offers

The guarantee of an unconditional offer helps to alleviate some of the pressure students might feel during Year 13, enabling them to focus on achieving their potential in exams.

Why have I been made an early unconditional offer?

UEL selects students who have applied for our early unconditional offer scheme if we are confident, based on our assessment of your application, that they have demonstrated the potential and motivation to excel through their chosen degree course.

It provides them with an unconditional offer to continue their academic career at UEL.

It’s important that you continue to focus on doing your best. Many graduate schemes and employers will look at student achievements at GCSE and A Level/BTEC in additional to their degree classification when deciding who to hire.

Accepting your unconditional offer

    To help students decide if UEL is the right university, we invite them to attend one of our Offer Holder Days, where students will have the opportunity to experience life as a student at UEL, and take part in a taster session and get the chance to spend time with staff and students.

    Deciding UEL is for you

    Students can track the progress of their application and reply to offers online via UCAS Track. You will need to wait until you have received a decision from all of our choices before you can reply. Once you have received decisions from all of your choices, your UCAS Track account will be updated to show your reply deadline. For most applicants, this will be in May/June. 

    Find out more about understanding and replying to offers (link to this section)


    Tracking your application

    FAQs

    Year 13 is already very stressful – we want to remove the additional pressure of securing a university place based on performance in Year 13 only. We also want to help applicants with the transition to higher education – with an early guaranteed place, so students start to make definite plans around funding and accommodation well in advance.

    Applicants with a very strong academic profile who are highly motivated to study will be offered the unconditional offer. This means outstanding performance at Level 2/GSCEs, good predicted Level 3 grades, and a glowing reference from those who know the applicant best – their current tutors/teachers.

    The applicant’s personal statement is also exceptionally important, it shows motivation and understanding of the study demands of higher education generally, and particularly the programme offered at UEL and the subject they wish to study.

    As we are offering this to only the strongest applicants who have already demonstrated their academic ability at Level 2 and have a solid recommendation from their tutors, this is unlikely to happen.

    If it does happen, however, something exceptional may have occurred, which does not necessarily detract from the applicants’ overall ability to succeed in higher education.

    As the applicant has already been offered an unconditional place, their place is guaranteed and they will still be admitted to UEL.

    In such circumstances, we would refer them to the wide range of study skills support that we have for students to ensure that they felt confident and equipped to perform well in their degree.

    An unconditional offer means that we are confident that the applicant has demonstrated that they have the requisite motivation and academic profile to succeed at UEL. It does not mean that Level 3 qualifications are not important.

    While we are looking at the academic profile below Level 3, employers also will look at the applicant’s whole academic history and strength at all levels; not just their most recent degree study.

    It is important that applicants make every effort to do their best in their Level 3 exams and assessments – these will be on their CV for life. We will ensure that this is communicated if they are accepted as part of the unconditional offer scheme.

    Need advice on applying or accepting your offer?

    For guidance on applying or making an application, contact our Applicant Enquiries Team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

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