Understanding your University offer

What your offer means at UON

Every person that applies for a place to study at the University of Northampton is different. Whether it be qualifications, work experience or their own life story, every applicant is an individual and our offer making process reflects this.

We consider each application on its own merit and receiving an offer to study with us is clear indication that we would very much welcome the applicant as a student on the course they have applied for.

The most common offer we make is a Conditional Offer.  However, applicants may also receive one of the following depending on a number of criteria including the course they have applied for, whether they attended an interview, completed a practical activity and their predicated grades:

Impact of COVID 19: Office for Students has issued a temporary condition of registration this year to protect the stability and integrity of the English HE sector during the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Northampton remains fully committed to following this guidance.

If you have received a contextual conditional offer from us

If an applicant has received a contextual conditional offer from us, they will see the entry requirements for their conditional offer are slightly lower than our standard offer.

We understand the context in which applicants study can have an impact on their academic grades, achievement and their ability to take up extra curricular activities. A contextual offer allows us to take this into account when assessing the application.

Applicants  may be eligible for a contextual conditional offer if they meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • They are a care leaver
  • They are in care
  • They are from a military family
  • They live in an area of disadvantage or with low progression into Higher Education
  • The programme has a Level 3 subject requirement

If you have received an unconditional offer from us

Applicants that receive an unconditional offer have been able to demonstrate a strong academic achievement and great motivation to succeed, evidenced by their UCAS application, personal statement, predicted grades and/or interview, audition, task, portfolio assessed by the programme team. The unconditional offer is a commitment from us to support applicants in achieving their full potential and we feel that they will make a great contribution to our University.

The unconditional offer we have made is also based on the information which the applicant has provided at the time of their application (e.g. application, predicted grades, personal statement).

If the applicant accepts their offer on this programme, their place will not be affected by their final grades. However, the qualifications which they are currently studying are still very important and the skills and experience which they gain during their studies are very beneficial for the transition into university. Therefore applicants need to continue to attend, work hard and strive to achieve the best results possible. Lastly, although the applicants final grades will not affect their place on this programme with us, they might impact on future opportunities whilst they are at University (e.g. changing programme) and also during their career such as when seeking employment or by other organisations (e.g. work experience, placements). Therefore the applicant should continue to work to the best of their ability.

If an applicant declines our offer or if they ask to be released from their offer at a later date, then any future decision made by us will be made based on the information available at the current time. For instance, if the applicant has received results, our decision will be based on the actual results rather than predicted grades.

There may be other non-academic conditions the applicant needs to meet, for example getting a DBS check or providing proof of their qualifications. If you are unsure of these conditions, please check the webpage for your course or contact admissions@northampton.ac.uk.

If you have received an offer with a guaranteed integrated foundation programme

If an applicant does not meet the entry requirements for their chosen programme, we will guarantee them a place on the appropriate four-year integrated foundation programme.

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