What is a contextual offer and how does it work?
A contextual offer recognises that academic potential is not always reflected in grades and considers how personal circumstances may have impacted achievement. As part of contextual offer-making, universities look at a wide range of measures to check which characteristics are likely to hinder or prevent somebody from accessing higher education.
When you apply to the University of Hull, we check which ones apply to you. Each of these measures is worth a certain number of points and we will use these points to calculate the type of offer we can make to you. So the offer you receive from Hull will be tailored to your individual circumstances.
Often this will be an offer at a reduced entry requirement for your chosen course, or even an unconditional offer in some cases.
The purpose of contextual offers is to help widen participation at universities and ensure that students from all backgrounds can access higher education.