We believe that talented students should have a fair chance to join the University, regardless of their background. That’s why we have contextual admissions – a process where we review UCAS applications in the context of personal circumstances to better understand a student’s background, achievements and potential to succeed at university. 

How does it work? 

You don't have to apply for contextual admissions– we get all the information we need directly from your UCAS form. 

We look at whether you:  

  • live in an area of disadvantage or with low progression into higher education (UK students under the age of 21);
  • took your GCSEs/A-level equivalent at a school or college that has performed below the national average over multiple years (UK students under the age of 21); 
  • have been in care for more than three months; 
  • have refugee status. 

If you’ve faced challenging circumstances or have a disability or medical condition, this would not fall under contextual admissions. However, we’re still here to support you and can provide more information on how to apply and guide you to our Disability Advisory and Support Service

Am I eligible?

Use our eligibility tool to see whether you are eligible for a contextual offer or any additional consideration.

How you can benefit from contextual admissions