Offers, results and confirmation

You’ve decided. You’ve applied. We can’t wait to meet you. What next? Here you’ll find all the vital information about offers, results and confirmation for your undergraduate application.

Types of offers explained

When we offer you a place at UWE Bristol, there are two kinds of offer:

Conditional offers

If you've not yet received your exam results, we’ll usually make a conditional offer, which means it's subject to you getting the grades for your course.

Unconditional offers

If you already have your exam results and you've met the academic entry requirements of your course, we may make you an unconditional offer.

Check your offer status and progress through the UWE Welcome website and UCAS Track.

Receiving an offer

If your application is successful, we will:

  • make you an offer
  • send you useful information regarding your course and various UWE Bristol policies
  • suggest that you take a look at term dates.
Then in in June or July 
  • We’ll send you preparatory materials with your joining instructions to help you prepare for your studies. This might include a list of pre-course reading, or a shopping list materials/equipment you may need for your course.
  • If your course provides an Offer Holder Day, we’ll invite you along by email.
  • We’ll also let you know when our next Facebook Q&A sessions are taking place.

We’ll keep in touch via the UWE Welcome website – so check this regularly for updates. It’s where we’ll send you reminders about when to apply for student finance, accommodation, as well as your course joining instructions.

Accepting and declining your offers

When you’ve received a decision for all your choices, UCAS will contact you to ask that you reply to your offers. There are deadlines to reply by so make sure you know when they are.

"Over the coming months following the January deadline, your institutions will look over your information, read your personal statement and references, and make a decision. "

Lucia, BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics
Student Lucia in a building on campus

Lucia BA(Hons) English Language and Linguistics

Receiving your results and confirming an offer

Results day! Keep everything crossed. We receive many exam results automatically, but not all, so you’ll need to check the list of exam results we receive from UCAS to see if yours are listed.

If your exam board is on the list 

We’ll confirm your places if you meet the terms of their offer. You just need to log into the UWE Bristol Welcome website from 07:00 on results day to see our decision – or visit UCAS Track.

If your exam board is not on the list

You’ll need to send your results directly to us. The easiest way to do this is to upload them on the 'My documents' page on the UWE Bristol Welcome website. We won’t be able to make a decision until we see them, so make sure you do this as soon as you can.

What if your exam results don’t meet the conditions of your UWE Bristol offer? 

Try not to panic. It’s worth checking your status on the UWE Welcome website or UCAS Track first, as we may have already confirmed your place – and there’s always Clearing.

Next steps after receiving your results

If you've got a place with us

Congratulations, you’re in! We’ll keep you updated with the next steps via the UWE Bristol Welcome website. You don’t need to call us but if you have an urgent question, call our Admissions team on +44(0)117 32 83333.

How to register with us

Once the application process is complete and you’ve met the conditions required, registration (also known as enrolment), can begin. At UWE Bristol, online registration takes place from the start of August. We’ll send you details, but if you’d like to find out more, you can read our Registration Agreement and Conditions and our Tuition Fee Policy.

You will need to attend the welcome event to complete your registration in person.

If you're accepting an insurance choice place with us

We’re delighted you’re joining us – welcome to UWE Bristol. If you’d like to apply for accommodation, please keep checking the UWE Welcome website. We’ll send you a link there so you can access the accommodation application form online, and we’ll guide you through the next steps. If you have questions, please contact our Admissions team and we’ll be happy to help.

How to register with us

Once the application process is complete and you’ve met the conditions required, registration (also known as enrolment), can begin. At UWE Bristol, online registration takes place from the start of August. We’ll send you details, but if you’d like to find out about these regulations in advance, you can read our Registration Agreement and Conditions and our Tuition Fee Policy.

You will need to attend the welcome event to complete your registration in person.

If we offer you a different course

If you’ve not met the conditions of your original offer, we may offer you an alternative course. Once your firm and insurance choice universities have made their final decisions, you can log in to UCAS Track, where you can reply to our offer within five days.

If you don’t do this within the five-day limit, your offer will automatically be declined.

If you've not received a message

Don’t worry, this just means we’re still making our decision. You don’t need to call us, just keep checking the UWE Bristol Welcome website and UCAS Track for updates.

Remember, if you’re still waiting for GCSE or other results, which form part of your conditional offer, we won’t be able to make a decision until we have all of those details. Make sure you send these to us as soon as you can.

If you've not been successful

Try not to worry as you could still get a place at university starting this year.

We consider all applicants who miss their offer conditions to see if we’re still able to confirm their offer. Often we’re still able to offer you a place if your results were close, so try not to panic.

Don’t forget to check with your insurance choice – they may be able to confirm your place if we can’t.

Clearing

If you’ve not been successful securing your firm or insurance choices, you’ll be automatically entered into Clearing. Log in to UCAS Track to view your Clearing number. You can then start looking at the options out there. UWE Bristol has dedicated Clearing information, which we update with the latest course vacancies on a daily basis. If you find yourself in Clearing, it’s important to check our website regularly.

And remember, many students go on to find the right course and university for them this way, so if you unexpectedly find yourself in Clearing, try to keep positive that you can still find the course for you.

Rejecting your place

If you don’t want to take up your place at UWE Bristol and would like to be released into Clearing, please email us at clearing@uwe.ac.uk, and briefly explain your reasons. Please include your UWE Welcome ID number, full name and date of birth, and write 'release into clearing' in the subject line.

It is also possible to self-release into Clearing without contacting us. Find out more on the UCAS website.

Clearing Open Days

If you receive an offer in Clearing you will be invited to one of our Clearing Open Days. You'll have the opportunity to talk to tutors about your course, meet current students and take part in a campus tour.

 

Changing or deferring your course

Changing your course

If you’d like to change course, we may be able to consider you for an alternative one, as long as places are still available and you meet the course entry requirements. Contact our Admissions Team and we’ll be happy to help you.

Deferring your place

If you’d like to defer, email our Admissions Team and briefly explain your reasons. Please include your UWE Bristol Welcome ID number, and write ‘deferral request’ in the subject line. We’ll try our best to accommodate your request for a deferral, however, it’s not possible for all courses and you may be asked to reapply the following year. 

Cancelling your place with us

Changed your mind? You can cancel your place within 14 days from the day after the first day of term – or 14 days from the day after you complete your registration, whichever is later.

If you still want to cancel your place, please complete the application cancellation form (DOC) and email it to our Admissions Team as soon as possible.