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Applicant FAQs

Last updated: Wednesday 22 July 2020

Undergraduate Applicants

We are doing everything we can to limit any impact recent events may have on applicants to study at the University of Wolverhampton.

Our Admissions teams are working hard to process all applications and provide decisions as soon as possible. Please acknowledge that the speed of our decision making may be slightly slower than normal, as we balance the wellbeing and support of our staff, with the level of applications and enquiries we typically receive at this time of the year.

If any of these details change, we will communicate directly with all relevant applicants and stakeholders.

 Yes we are now taking applications through clearing. To make an application, please give us a call on 01902 518585 or find out more at https://www.wlv.ac.uk/clearing/

If you are a current applicant at the University of Wolverhampton, and you have a specific query regarding your application, the best way to contact us is through the e:Vision helpdesk. Similarly, if you are an enrolled student, please log any queries via the e:Vision helpdesk.

The e:Vision helpdesk is located here.

If you have an enquiry or are yet to make an application to us, the best method to contact us is via the Online Enquiry Form here.  You can ask a question, register your interest in one of our courses and also find out about our upcoming Open Day events.

If you have a more general enquiry you may also wish to ask a question using the University’s online chat service, by clicking the ‘ASK’ button at the bottom right hand corner of some of our web pages. You may also wish to contact us, using our social media channels:

 

Twitter: @wlv_uni

Instagram: wlvuni

Facebook: universityofwolverhampton

Youtube: University of Wolverhampton

 

We are receiving a high volume of enquiries into the University. Many of our services are running with reduced teams and we may take slightly longer than normal to respond. We will be in touch as soon as we can.

The cancellation of examinations and assessments in England, UCAS, Ofqual, the Department for Education, the Scottish Government, the Office for Students, and examination awarding bodies are working together to ensure that students are not disadvantaged.

The exam regulator, Ofqual, and exam boards will work with teachers to provide calculated grades to students who have had their exams cancelled this summer. This calculated grade will take into account a range of evidence and data including performance on mock exams and previous work undertaken. A-level and BTEC Level 3 Nationals, the QCF and RQF will be released on Thursday 13th August. GCSE level 2 will be released on 20th August as normal.

We understand that this is an unsettling time for students, and the University of Wolverhampton is committed to ensuring that students are supported and are not disadvantaged by this change. We will keep you informed of any other updates moving forward and remain flexible and responsive in our admissions processes.

Here are some links that you might find useful:

Government updates
UCAS updates

All interviews will be undertaken via online platforms or telephone and applicants will receive information prior to their interview. These interviews will still take place on the date and times previously allocated. If any of these details change, applicants will be notified directly by the faculty.

Applicants who have applied for a course that is subject to audition or portfolio will be advised of the process for fulfilling this requirement by the faculty.

All on campus events for prospective students have been cancelled until further notice. We are running a range of different virtual events with our next virtual open day taking place on Saturday 15 August. You can book your place here

 

We’re delivering a number of online sessions and workshops to support students in finding out more about university courses, university life, as well as the opportunity to speak to current students about their experiences.

We acknowledge that recent events will make it harder for students to engage with universities and prepare for life at university and we’re here to help.

We’ll regularly update our available events on our virtual events page.

Our team is here to help. We’re currently working hard to produce online, digital versions of our materials, workshops and support presentations for you to share with your learners.

We’re also here for one to one conversations through our Unibuddy staff profiles, as are our student ambassadors.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time for teachers and advisors at our schools and colleges, so please do contact us directly at schoolsandcolleges@wlv.ac.uk if you need any further support or would like to be added to our newsletter.

Please see the following joint statement from MillionPlus, Russell Group, GuildHE and the University Alliance:

“We know many students are anxious about what the cancellation of exams and assessments might mean. Our message to students is: we understand and universities are here for you.

Universities are committed to doing all they can to support students and applicants and ensure they can progress to university. This will involve being flexible and responsive in their admissions processes.

We want to reassure students who have applied to university, or are thinking of doing so through clearing, that every effort will be made to ensure they are not disadvantaged in any way by the decision not to go ahead with exams this summer.”

Ofqual has announced that A Level and GCSE results will be issued at the same time as in previous years, so this year you will find out your results on 13 August (for A Levels) and 20 August (for GCSEs). We will be continuing to confirm places as in previous years, ensuring that students are not disadvantaged and that they continue to be well supported. You should receive letters about your qualifications from your awarding body along with any relevant updates.

BTEC (QCF and RQF) Nationals students will also receive a calculated grade in line with the arrangements being made for A Levels and GCSEs. These calculated grades will be released on 13 August.

Here are some links that you might find useful:

Government updates
UCAS updates

We are really looking forward to meeting you here at the University of Wolverhampton for Welcome Week which will run from the 21 September for undergraduate students.

Our priority is the safety of students so when you are on campus we will ensure that social distancing measures limiting the number of people who can be on site or in a room at any one time are in place. Alongside these precautions, we have developed an innovative mixture of on-site and online delivery to ensure you can commence your studies with us in September and you are not delayed in any way.

Take a look at our ‘Road to Reopening’ Map which gives more details of our approach to social distancing and our innovative mixture of on-site and online delivery to ensure you can commence your studies with us in September.

The feedback from our current students about how we have continued to deliver their learning during the COVID 19 crisis has been overwhelmingly positive and we will ensure that we look after you in the same way. We are currently monitoring ongoing measures to safeguard students and staff during the pandemic. These are exceptional times and we have already implemented a well-developed online learning and assessment provision for current students who have been impacted by COVID-19.

We offer a number of courses that start in January and, for some students who might want to take their exams in the autumn as per government guidance, it’s worthwhile you researching your options for a later start with us.

Find out more about our January start courses online. If you any queries about alternative start dates, entry requirements or deferring a place, please contact admission@wlv.ac.uk, quoting your university number if you are able.

We’re aware that there are a number of applicants who are considered ‘Private candidates’ by exam boards. These may be students who are registered with distance learning providers, home schooled or who are undertaking resits. Ofqual have recently updated their information and advice to private candidates around additional measures put into place to ensure that as many candidates as possible are able to receive a Centre Assessment Grade from their registered exam centres, which will contribute towards their final calculated grade. If applicants have not already heard from their exam centre already, they need to ensure that they get in touch to ask if their centre is able to provide a Centre Assessment Grade.

More information is available in the full update from Ofqual: Update on centre assessment grades and rank orders for private candidates and for students who have worked with other centres.

Undergraduate Applicants (continued)

Yes, you should apply for your student finance as soon as possible. For most students this can be done online at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Even if you are unsure which course you will be taking, it is important that you still apply now, just enter your first choice and you can update the application later if required.

We are reviewing these on an ongoing basis as more information becomes available. All applicants will be contacted directly if there is any change to their offer deadline.

You can check when your deadline to reply to your offers is by logging on to your UCAS Track account. Your reply date is unique to you so do check UCAS Track to see your deadline.

UCAS have provided the following deadline for students to reply to their offers. If you receive your last decision on or before 13 July 2020, your reply date is 20 July 2020 (including Extra choices).

Find out more from UCAS: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/after-you-apply/types-offer/replying-your-ucas-undergraduate-offers

Postgraduate Applicants

We are doing everything we can to limit any impact recent events may have on applicants to study at the University of Wolverhampton.

Our Admissions teams are working hard to process all applications and provide decisions as soon as possible. Please acknowledge that the speed of our decision making may be slightly slower than normal, as we balance the wellbeing and support of our staff, with the level of applications and enquiries we typically receive at this time of the year.

If any of these details change, we will communicate directly with all relevant applicants and stakeholders.

Yes, we will continue to review new applications to the University as normal.

More information can be found here.

If you are a current applicant at the University of Wolverhampton, and you have a specific query regarding your application, the best way to contact us is through the e:Vision helpdesk. Similarly, if you are an enrolled student, please log any queries via the e:Vision helpdesk.

The e:Vision helpdesk is located here.

If you have an enquiry or are yet to make an application to us, the best method to contact us is via the Online Enquiry Form here.  You can ask a question, register your interest in one of our courses and also find out about our upcoming Open Evening events.

If you have a more general enquiry you may also wish to ask a question using the University’s online chat service, by clicking the ‘ASK’ button at the bottom right hand corner of some of our web pages. You may also wish to contact us, using our social media channels:

 

Twitter: @wlv_uni

Instagram: wlvuni

Facebook: universityofwolverhampton

Youtube: University of Wolverhampton

We are receiving a high volume of enquiries into the University. Many of our services are running with reduced teams and we may take slightly longer than normal to respond. We will be in touch as soon as we can.

We are closely monitoring the situation around university study and will be doing everything we can to support students and limit the impact on their continuation to postgraduate study at the University.

We will continue to update this information as more becomes available, and contact applicants directly where relevant.

All interviews will be undertaken via online platforms or telephone and applicants will receive information prior to their interview. These interviews will still take place on the date and times previously allocated. If any of these details change, applicants will be notified directly by the faculty.

Applicants who have applied for a course that is subject to audition or portfolio will be advised of the process for fulfilling this requirement by the faculty.

All on campus events for prospective students have been cancelled until further notice. We are running virtual events online for a number of course areas across both undergraduate and postgraduate courses to provide information and advice for you. More information can be found on our virtual events page.

We’re delivering a number of online sessions and workshops to support students in finding out more about university courses, university life, as well as the opportunity to speak to current students about their experiences.

We acknowledge that recent events will make it harder for students to engage with universities and prepare for life at university and we’re here to help.

We’ll regularly update our available events on our virtual events page.

To enable the University to manage the numbers of new and returning students arriving on campus and to ensure staff members can provide extra support to students on arrival we have taken the decision to delay our Postgraduate course starts date to 26 October.

This date does not apply to courses which have to start in September due to Professional Body requirements, the full list of these courses and their start date scan be found here.

Our priority is the safety of students so when you are on campus we will ensure that social distancing measures limiting the number of people who can be on site or in a room at any one time are in place. Alongside these precautions, we have developed an innovative mixture of on-site and online delivery to ensure you can commence your studies with us this autumn.

Take a look at our ‘Road to Reopening’ Map which gives more details of our approach to social distancing and our innovative mixture of on-site and online delivery to ensure you can commence your studies with us this autumn.

The feedback from our current students about how we have continued to deliver their learning during the COVID 19 crisis has been overwhelmingly positive and we will ensure that we look after you in the same way. We are currently monitoring ongoing measures to safeguard students and staff during the pandemic. These are exceptional times and we have already implemented a well-developed online learning and assessment provision for current students who have been impacted by COVID-19.

We offer a number of courses that start in January, you can find out more about our January start courses here. If you any queries about alternative start dates, entry requirements or deferring a place, please contact admission@wlv.ac.uk, quoting your university number if you are able.

International applicants

The University has received a large increase in international applications for the 2020 cycle and we are working through these as quick as we can. We are still operating business as usual where possible in terms of application processing however due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation it is understandable there may be some delays. Please bear with us during this time and you should receive an update to your application shortly.

We will be delivering teaching for the new Academic Year in September. If you are unable to join us at the University of Wolverhampton in September due to COVID 19 restrictions we would encourage you to consider deferring your studies to start in January 2021 or September 2021.

If you do decide not to study with us, we will be happy to return your deposit. Please send an email to internationaladmissions@wlv.ac.uk including your name, student ID number, course you have applied for and state if you would like to defer your offer or request a refund of your deposit. 

Take a look at our ‘Road to Reopening’ Map which gives more details of our approach to social distancing and our innovative mixture of on-site and online delivery to ensure you can commence your studies with us in September.

Please do review and keep up to date with your own country’s guidelines.  Further information can also be obtained at:


Public Health England – latest information and advice from the UK government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office – foreign travel advice

World Health Organization – information and guidance from WHO

Home Office – immigration guidance

The process of arranging your CAS number will begin when it is less than three months before your course starts and when you have accepted an unconditional offer.