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Your offer and what to do next
At UCEN Manchester we make conditional and unconditional offers. Find out more about what these mean as well as managing them.
Important information for 2020 Applicants
We understand the potential impact of the current situation and want to ensure you that any applicant who receives an offer from us is will not be disadvantaged as a result of school/college closures or exam cancellations.
For more information about your offer and other key milestones ahead of enrolment, please see the details below.
How will I be taught?
From September 2020, we’ll be taking the right steps to ensure you’re getting a more focused, personalised learning experience whether you’re on or off-campus. This means that all our courses will take a blended approach to learning, making sure that you receive face-to-face sessions in a safe, socially distanced environment, along with a high quality online experience where this is appropriate.
If you’re asked to be on campus, it’s because you’ll need to be there for a practical or technical session, a formal assessment or because we want to give you the right support in 1:1 tutorials or small group seminars. You’ll be on campus for shorter, more intensive periods that will be concentrated so you’re getting the most out of it.
Where we can run our sessions remotely without it compromising your learning we will. As they have this year, our teaching team will be working increasingly flexibly to ensure we can support our students. We’ll also make sure we create the right online environment for you to feel part of the UCEN Manchester community and interact with your fellow students as much as possible.
The actual balance between face-to-face and online learning will depend on your particular course, and we will be guided by the latest government advice, as well as the relevant industry practices, to provide the right learning for you. Rest assured that your safety and wellbeing is an absolute priority for us, and we will always act in your best interests in trying to provide the right learning environment for you.
Find out more here.
- This typically means that your offer is conditional on you achieving certain exam results. You can find the specific details of your individual offer when you log into UCAS Track.
- Once you have met the conditions of your offer, your Admissions Team will confirm that it is unconditional via UCAS Track and send you further information about how to enrol as a student at UCEN Manchester. This usually happens in August.
What does my conditional offer look like?
Your offer from us might be:
- A ‘tariff’ offer, e.g. 128 Tariff points from GCE A Levels. (Please note that we do not count tariff points from AS level), or:
- A ‘grade’ offer, covering A Levels at stated grades, say BBC, or say, BTEC Extended Diploma grades DMM (Distinction/Merit/Merit).
We might specify a minimum grade in a specific Level 3 subject, to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge and skills for your chosen course, e.g. 128 tariff points from GCE A Levels, to include a grade C in GCE A Level Maths.
For more information on the UCAS Tariff, go to the UCAS website.
Your Offer and the Small Print
Before accepting your offer, there are a number of important information points that we ask you to read about the offer and your course, our contract and the related policies, terms and conditions.
This means that you have already met our entry requirements, though you might still need to provide proof of your qualifications or have a DBS check (criminal records check).
The Admissions Team will write to you with further information on how to enrol as a student at UCEN Manchester in August.
Your Offer and the Small Print
Before you accept your offer, there is some important information that we’d like you to read carefully about your course, contract and our related policies and terms and conditions.
What happens next?
February to April 2019
Applicant Visit Days
If you didn't have a chance to attend our applicant open day then you can contact our admissions team to arrange a time by emailing UCENAdmissions@ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk
April to May 2019
Accepting your offer
When you are sure which university and course to make your firm and insurance choice, log on to UCAS Track to accept your offer.
If you are holding an offer for UCEN Manchester or any other institutions and you applied before 15 January you must select your firm and insurance choice by 1 May or UCAS will automatically decline all offers you have received.
All deadlines for accepting your offers are below.
- 1 May: Deadline to respond if you received all your decisions by 31 March (unless you live outside the EU or applied through Extra)
- 6 June: Deadline to respond if you received all your decisions between 1 April and 2 May (except if you applied using Extra)
- 20 June: Deadline to respond if you received all your decisions by 6 June 2019 (except if you applied using Extra)
February to May 2019
Apply for Student Finance
You can apply for your Student Finance from February 2019 via the Student Finance England portal – this covers all aspects of fees and funding.
To ensure you receive funding before starting your chosen course in September please apply by Friday 24 May. When applying for Student Finance for UCEN Manchester you'll need to choose our parent organisation 'LTE Group' when you making your application.
July - September 2019
Getting ready for University
If you are holding a Conditional offer with us then we will be in touch with you once we receive your results to let you know if we can confirm your place at the University.
Join us for Welcome and Induction Week
Join us for Welcome and Induction week – we will be sending you detailed information to ensure you start university fully-informed and ready to enjoy your studies.
I am concerned that I won't be able to meet the conditions of my offer, what should I do?
We know that you may be experiencing a disruption to your studies, changes to assessments, exams or personal circumstances in light of the current situation.
We understand the potential impact of this and want to ensure you that any applicant who receives an offer from us is will not be disadvantaged as a result of school/college closures or exam cancellations.
We will update you with any developments as we have them.
UCAS is providing regular updates to applicants on this webpage.
If you’d like to speak to someone about your personal circumstances, please email our Admissions Team (UCENAdmissions@ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk) or Future U Student Support Team (Careers&Welfare@ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk)