The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce the introduction of a new nationwide contextual offer for 2017 entry to add to its extensive suite of widening participation activities
Our contextual offer will be one grade below the standard prospectus offer, with academic discretion around the subject to which it is applied. To qualify for the contextual offer students will need to meet the following two indicators:-
- Be from postcodes with low participation to Higher Education, as measured by the HEFCE Polar 3 Quintile 1 indicator
- Be attending or have attended a school/college where performance is below the national average
We will also continue to include all students who applied to us following engagement in our following outreach activities and who did not qualify for A2B:
- Academic Enrichment Programme
- Higher Education Insight
- Routes to the Profession
We also apply the same process to some programmes agreed with the University of Nottingham which have been agreed as part of a ‘Mutual Recognition System.’ These programmes are indicated by students on their UCAS application form via a drop down menu.
- Nottingham Potential Summer Schools
- Sutton Trust Summer Schools
- Pathways to Law
For the contextual offer to apply students must make us their conditional firm choice. The contextual offer will be made in writing after a standard offer has been made.
Students in the West Midlands who qualify for the A2B Scheme, and students who are part of Realising Opportunities will continue to apply through those routes. We know that the study module and activities associated with these programmes have significant benefits for transition to Higher Education study and future progression and success on degree programmes.