10.5 The Undergraduate Application Process

1. All applications are initially received and processed by staff in the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Receipt, and each stage of the subsequent admissions process, is recorded on the electronic admissions system.

2. Undergraduate Admissions staff conduct the initial assessment of each application to ascertain the applicant’s ability to meet specified academic and English language entry requirements, comparability of non-UK qualifications, fee status and UKVI compliance issues. A note of the above is made on the electronic admissions system, and can be viewed by Undergraduate admissions tutors and authorised staff as appropriate.

3. Designated staff in the Undergraduate Admissions Office have authority to make offers on behalf of academic departments for the majority of undergraduate courses according to agreed criteria. Please note that applications for foundation courses, and courses in fine art, creative art and nursing are sent directly to the relevant departmental admissions tutor for their review and decision.

4. Any application falling outside of standard admissions criteria will be forwarded to the admissions tutor(s) within the relevant academic department for their review and decision.

5. The University has a defined set of roles and responsibilities for all admissions tutors who are based in academic departments (see 10.26 below).

6. The decision to issue offer(s) for any course will be dependent on the admissions criteria defined for the course(s) applied for.

7. All decisions will be processed by the Undergraduate Admissions Office and communicated to applicants via UCAS Track in the case of UCAS applicants, and in writing by e-mail attachment in the case of direct applicants and those applying through the Common Application.