Admissions Procedures - Direct
3.2. Consideration of Applications
application for a programme of study will be considered carefully
on its own merits by a trained and experienced assessor taking into
account the educational and professional experience and aspirations
of the applicant.
3.22. All students will be admitted in
line with the University's admissions policy.
3.23. Consideration will
be given as to whether applicants will be able to fulfil the
objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards
3.24. A range of factors
additional to, and in some cases instead of, formal examination
results is considered in the selection process. These can
personal statement and reference
ii. Additional evidence of achievement,
motivation and potential as gathered through interview or
assessment of written materials
factors as appropriate to the discipline, such as employment or
volunteer work in relevant fields and sustained critical engagement
with relevant issues.
examination grades equivalent to or above the standard offer for a
course does not automatically entitle a candidate to an offer.
3.26. Applications will
be dealt with efficiently without unnecessary delay.
3.27. Procedures for handling applications
may vary from subject to subject. Most offers are based purely on
the information provided on the appropriate application form or at
interview, and may be conditional on obtaining a certain standard
in specified subjects in examinations. In addition, Faculties may,
at their discretion, ask applicants to attend for interviews,
undertake supplementary assessments or provide examples of work. In
such cases, the Faculties should clearly explain how and why this
will be used in assessing the candidate and treat all candidates on
an equal and fair basis.
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