This means that you have applied for asylum and received an outcome granting you refugee status. If your asylum application is still pending or you have received an outcome other than refugee status, please answer 'no' to this question. Similarly, if you have never made an asylum application please answer 'no'.
When submitting your UCAS application, you should provide this information via the 'Residential category'.
Have you been in care for more than 3 months?
As part of your UCAS application you will be asked to indicate if you have been in care. This refers to time living in public care as a looked-after-child, including:
With foster carers under local authority care
In a residential children's home
Being looked after at home under a supervision order
Living with friends or relatives in kinship care
This does not refer to time spent in boarding schools, working in a care or healthcare setting or if you are a carer yourself.
Outcome: WP Plus PLUS
Should you submit an application to the University in the 2022 cycle using the information provided, your application would receive a 'WP Plus PLUS Flag'. This means you may receive a contextual offer with a two grade reduction (A-level or equivalent) should you also meet all of the following criteria:
The qualifications and subjects you are applying with meet our published entry requirements. For example, if a course requires Chemistry and Maths you must be taking both of these subjects. Some courses may also require specific grades in specific subjects.
You are applying for a course where the minimum entry requirements are ABB and the course is not a Faculty of Science & Engineering Foundation course.
Your predicted grades are within two grades of our minimum entry requirements. For example, your predicted grades are BBB where the standard entry requirements are AAB.
You successfully complete any additional selection requirements e.g. interview or aptitude test (eg UCAT for Medicine).
Certain courses may offer lower GCSE requirements for WP Plus PLUS applicants. This will be clearly stated on the individual course profile for participating courses.
For further information, please see our contextual admissions page. Offers may change or be revoked if we find that information provided as part of the application is incorrect meaning that an applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria. Reductions applied as a result of contextual admissions will not be made lower than BBC at A-level (or equivalent).
Check your eligibility—2023
You can check whether you are eligible for a contextual offer or any additional consideration below by answering the following questions below. Please note:
This tool is only applicable for the 2023 admissions cycle because our criteria and data may change from year to year.
Any additional consideration will be based on the information provided in your UCAS application form so please ensure that information is entered correctly.
Offers may change or be revoked if we find that information provided as part of the application is incorrect meaning that an applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria.
Start typing and click to select your postcode/school when it appears in the list.
All three boxes must be completed in order for the tool to work.