University Admissions StatementWe at the University welcome all applicants who are likely to benefit from, and contribute to, the challenging and stimulating learning environment that exists at Northumbria. This environment offers high quality education, including the potential for high academic achievement, and attaining transferable skills and general life skills. We are concerned with the whole experience of Higher Education and are committed to life long learning. This concept of commitment is well illustrated by our strong links with local, national and international employers. The programmes of study at Northumbria are aimed at developing each individual student as a whole person. We aim to select students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from both their intended programme of study and the wider, rich, experience of University life.
Life at the University is enriched by a student body which reflects the diversity of the community at large. The student body is made up of students from all parts of the UK, other EU countries, students from overseas, mature students and those entering straight from school or college.
The University welcomes applications from candidates of all social and ethnic backgrounds and we are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities.
Candidates are considered solely on the basis of their individual merits, abilities, and potential, regardless of gender, ethnic or social background, disability, religion, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant criteria. For each individual, all relevant factors bearing on their previous and likely attainment are taken properly into account. Each decision is made with integrity, equity and professionalism, looking at each candidate on their own merit in line with entry requirements. Advice and information is available to all who need it. Particular, individual needs are considered with sensitivity. Candidates with additional needs are considered on the same academic grounds as all others but are asked to discuss their likely requirements so advice can be given in the knowledge of the University’s provision. The Access Guidance Centre at the University offers sympathetic help and advice to potential candidates.
Entry requirements for specific programmes of study are provided in the University Prospectuses at Programme level. Potential candidates should not be discouraged if they do not meet the precise requirements described in the Programme information. Staff are committed to considering each candidate as an individual and would be happy to discuss potential entry onto a course as the next step in their career, enhancing their future by preparing them for employment through the learning experience on offer at Northumbria.
Note: Specific guidelines and details of entry criteria are available separately, as are responsibilities for handling aspects of admissions.