What does this mean for my application?
We would like to reassure you that there is no change to your application or offer to study with us. If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will I get a chance to visit?
Our main priority at this point is protecting the health, welfare and safety of our University community including students, staff and visitors to our campus.
We are creating a virtual Applicant Experience package especially for you. So you can experience what life’s like as a student in Hull until you can visit us in person.
Right now, you can take our 360° virtual tour – take a trip around our beautiful campus, see our facilities up close, and see what the city has to offer.
If you have any questions – about your course, your offer, your student finance or anything at all – get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
As soon as we know more about opportunities to book on to future events, we’ll let you know.
Can I apply for 2020?
Yes, you can apply through Clearing any time between now and early October. Find out more here.
Feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01482 466100 with any questions or to see what we can offer you.
Will my course begin in September 2020?
Yes. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Hull in September. We intend to be open and that classes will start as planned.
How much of my teaching will take place online?
From September, we expect to offer an on-campus teaching and learning support experience for all students. There will be a mixture of face-to-face activity on-campus, practical teaching sessions in our specialist facilities and a supportive and engaging learning environment, complemented by online delivery for our lectures and elements of directed learning online. We are carefully considering how to balance our commitment to giving you the best possible learning experience, while ensuring we do everything we can to keep you safe. We will be able to share more specific plans regarding individual programmes in August.
Are all students expected to be on campus in September?
We are looking forward to welcoming all new and returning students onto campus in September. It is the expectation that students should be available, in Hull, to be able to start or recommence their studies from the appropriate date when induction and teaching starts. We do appreciate that this may not be possible for some students, for example, those who are shielding, and we are here to support you in undertaking your studies and enjoying a wider student experience whatever your circumstances. Students with concerns should contact their Academic Support Tutor in the first instance.
How will you ensure the campus is clean?
The health and safety of our University community is our main priority. We will be undertaking regular thorough cleaning and implementing health and safety measures across the campus, this will include hand sanitisers, one-way systems for buildings and clear signage across campus. As you can imagine much of this detail is being worked through now and we will continue to share with you what this will look like as we further develop our plans collaboratively with our students.
What does this mean for the campus facilities?
We know that being at university is about a wider student experience, as much as it is about getting your degree. Our campus-based accommodation, library facilities and student services play an important part in this and we are committed to continuing to offer these safely and securely. We know, too, that the social aspects of university life are really important – sports, societies, and meeting up with friends. We are working closely with Hull University Students’ Union to rethink and reimagine how we can facilitate a strong wider student experience in the presence of Covid-19 measures.
We are currently planning for the following:
- A number of indoor and outdoor social spaces will be open and available to all. This is likely to include an enhanced outdoor offer including social spaces and outdoor catering.
- Students will be able to enjoy a number of campus sports and activities. This will include the opening of elements of the sports centre as well as a number of sports, activities and societies being available.
- Students will be able to enjoy on-campus catering/retail outlets including Canham Turner, a number of cafes across campus, Sanctuary, Spar and Eats.
Will accommodation be open in September?
For those students choosing to live with us next year, we are pleased to say that our on-campus accommodation will be ready for your arrival from 12 September. We will make sure that it fully complies with health and safety best practice and the latest social distancing guidelines. To ensure your health and safety our accommodation will have increased safety measures, hand sanitiser in high footfall areas and will be based on a household model of around 8 people.
Can I defer my application to September 2021?
Yes, if you wish to do this, you will need to submit a written request to email@example.com as per the normal policy. The entry requirements applicable on your offer will still apply to any deferral request. Deferral will not be agreed if there are uncertainties about the programme running.
Can I still apply for Student Finance?
New full-time undergraduate students can continue to apply online for student finance. We’d advise applying early to ensure your student finance is ready at the start of term.
The Student Loans Company is updating their guidance for both prospective and current students regularly. Postgraduate and part-time undergraduate student finance applications for academic year 2020 to 2021 are scheduled to open in mid-late June.
My exams have been cancelled how will I get my place?
If you were due to sit your exams this summer, and they have been cancelled, your School/College may still be submitting evidence to the relevant examination board so that you are awarded the qualifications you were originally planning to sit examinations for. If this is not the case, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01904 466100 and we will be happy to consider your individual circumstances with the relevant programme leader.
I’ve got an Unconditional offer, is it still valid?
Yes, your offer is still valid.
Can I apply for 2021 entry?
Yes, you can now register with UCAS and start researching and compiling your application for 2021. From 8 September, you will be able to submit your UCAS application to your chosen higher education institutions.
Can I speak to a student about life at Hull?
There's nobody better placed to tell you about what life is like in Hull than one of our students. Our friendly team of ambassadors are here to answer your questions about what it's like to study and live here. You can contact them here.
I have an offer for a healthcare programme which also requires a DBS check and an occupational health check. How will these be carried out this year, as they are a condition for entry to the programme?
We carry out the DBS check online with ID verification through attending your local Post Office that offers this service. For your occupational health check, you will be emailed a health questionnaire to complete and return. Once this is completed, applicants will be invited to make a telephone appointment with our Occupational Health staff in place of a face-to-face assessment. Information about completing these checks will be issued to existing offer holders during June and July so that these checks can be completed before you enrol for your programme.
I am holding an offer to enter a degree programme through the Foundation Year programme. If my confirmed grades are better than I was originally predicted, could I join the degree programme directly without having to do the Foundation Year?
When the University receives confirmed grades from examination boards, we will always check to see if a Foundation Year applicant could also be eligible for entering directly onto the degree programme. Where this is the case, we will write to give the applicant this choice on results day, 13 August.
My School/College has told me what my final BTEC grades will be. Can you confirm my place now?
The University confirms places with offer holders based on the confirmed grades we receive directly from the examination boards. For both A levels and BTEC qualifications, confirmation will be sent to offer holders shortly after 8am on 13 August. These communications are sent to the offer holder’s email address provided in their UCAS application.
What if I think I will not get the calculated grades I need to meet my offer?
Our advice is to take your time and consider the various options you may wish to explore once you do get your confirmed grades in August. Lots of great advice is available to you on UCAS and our website and we are here to help.
My School/College is not going to submit a calculated grade for one of my A levels, even though they submitted a predicted grade. What does this mean for my offer to study with you?
Please contact our Admissions & Applicant Services team on email@example.com or telephone 01482 466100 so we can help you work out what this means for your offer and your individual circumstances. Contacting us now allows us to have all available information about you, and not just your grades, to inform our offer to you.
I need to have a GCSE (or equivalent) Grade 4/C in Maths/English/Science but cannot sit any test/GCSE exam now. What does this mean for my offer to study with you?
We appreciate the challenges some of our applicants currently have when they are expected to sit equivalent functional skills or GCSE exams this summer at examination centres. We are currently looking into what alternative online provision is now available until such test centres can reopen. At the present time, the University will accept this online test (where a pass can be evidenced).
Any further questions about this, please contact our Admissions & Applicant Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01482 466100 to discuss your individual circumstances.
I have an offer for a programme which includes a year abroad. How likely is it the year abroad will be available to me?
Your health, safety and well-being is our priority and we will always make decisions based on this and in line with the current government guidelines. Please rest assured we are exploring every option possible for Study Abroad for the next academic year and further updates will be available as soon as possible.
How can I get in touch?
You can contact our admissions team at email@example.com or call (0)1482 466100.