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Offer Holder Information

RESULTS AND CONFIRMATION 2021

This page is for current undergraduate offer holders and aims to provide you with all the information that you need to understand what happens next as we approach Results day.  

Please read our MakingChanges information and then complete our offer change form.  Please note only requests submitted using this form, will be considered. We are unable to discuss this matter further as we are currently in the  UCAS embargo period, but you will be able to view any updates to your offer when UCAS track opens on the 10th August 2021 and should you have any further queries after Track has reopened, you can contact us via the applicant portal.

Results Information

What has changed for 2021?

Due to the pandemic, the UK government has confirmed changes to the approach for awarding results.  This year results will be based on Teachers submitting grades to exam board for many of the main qualifications.  You can find out more details on the process in this Guide for Students.  

When is Results Day?

Whilst results are released throughout the admissions cycle, the main UK examination results are published on Tuesday 10th August 2021. This includes:

  • A Levels
  • BTECS
  • SQA
  • Welsh Baccalaureate

What happens on results day?

Once Northumbria receives your examination results (or other outstanding conditions) we will use these to confirm whether we are able to change your offer to unconditional.

  • 8.00am Results are published (10 August 2021)
  • 8.30am UCAS Track opens to view your decisions (10 August 2021)

Do I need to send my results in?

Northumbria receives several results directly from UCAS. If we receive them directly, there is no need to send us your results. You can check which results we receive here.

If your qualifications are not listed on the above list, then you will need to send us your results directly.  You should upload these to the Applicant Portal using the Document Upload box.

Can the University give me my results?

No, the University cannot give you your results. You will need to contact your school or college to find out what the process for receiving your results is if you are unsure.

Offers

You have met or exceed all your grades

If you have exactly met or exceeded the conditions of your offer, then you offer will be confirmed and you will become Unconditional.

You have not met the conditions of your offer

If you have not met the conditions of your offer, the decision will depend on what your results are, and the course that you have applied for:

  • In some cases, if you have just missed the conditions of your offer, we may still be able to offer you a place and confirm your offer.
  • If we are not able to confirm your offer on the course that you have applied for, we may be able to offer you an alternate degree or a Foundation Year.
  • If we are not able to offer your original course or an alternate, then your offer will be made unsuccessful.

What happens next if I am now Unconditional Firm with Northumbria?

Congratulations, we look forward to you joining us in September. You do not need to do anything further once you become Unconditional Firm.  In the next few weeks following results day you will receive information on how to enrol on your programme and get access to our new students’ website and that will provide you all the information that you need to prepare for Northumbria.

Please do not worry if you do not receive your information on how to enrol as soon as your offer has been confirmed. This information will be sent out from the 17 August 2021 and can take a few days to arrive.

What happens next if I am unsuccessful?

If you were conditional firm with Northumbria and we make you unsuccessful then you will move to your conditional insurance offer. If you have met the conditions of your insurance offer, then you become unconditional firm with them. 

If you are not successful at either your firm or insurance offer, then you will enter clearing.

What happens next if my course has been changed?

If you have missed the conditions of your offer, then we may have been able to offer you an alternate course depending on your results. This is usually a Foundation Year, which leads to your original degree choice, following the one-year foundation.

If you have been offered a Foundation year, you will receive a call from one of our academic team on Results Day, who will be able to discuss with you why a Foundation Year is a great option.

You do not have to accept the alternate offer and can choose to decline this if you wish. You have 5 days to consider this option, from when you receive both your confirmation decisions, so you do not have to rush into a decision.

If you decide that you want to accept this offer, then you will need to accept it on UCAS Track. If you do not decide within 5 days, then your alternate offer will be automatically declined.

Why has my offer not updated on Track?

In some instances, we may not be able to confirm your offer on Results Day.  This may be because:

  • We have not received one or more of your grades from UCAS
  • We are waiting on your GCSE Results which are released on the 12th of August

I already have my provisional grades can my offer be confirmed with these?

Northumbria cannot confirm your offer until the official grades are published so we are unable to use any provisional or unofficial grades that you may have received.

Making Changes

We understand that following the release of your results there may be factors that make you reconsider your options. We have outlined what you need to do if you are considering a change.

Northumbria is my insurance choice; can I make it my firm choice?

If we still have vacancies on your insurance choice and you have met your conditions, then we may be able to make you an offer via Clearing and you can decline your firm choice on UCAS Track. You should never decline any offers unless you have confirmation in writing that we have offered you a place in Clearing. 

If you wish to change your firm/insurance offers before the Results are published in August, you should contact us via the applicant portal to discuss your request.

I want to Change my course

If you wish to request to change your course, you should complete our Offer Change Requestform. Your request will then be considered by the Applicant Services team, and we will notify you of the decision.

I want to Defer my place (2021 to 2022 entry)

If you wish to request to defer your place, you should complete our Offer Change Request form. Your request will then be considered by the Applicant Services team, and we will notify you of the decision.

I want to un-defer my place (2022 to 2021 entry)

If you have a deferred place, you and wish to bring your starting year forward, you should complete our Offer Change Request form. Your request will then be considered by the Applicant Services team, and we will notify you of the decision

I want to be released from Northumbria to go elsewhere

If you wish to be released in Clearing you should do this in UCAS Track using the Release into Clearing/Decline my place option. Please be aware that if you release yourself into Clearing and then change your mind, it may not be possible to reinstate your offer at Northumbria, so please consider your options carefully before you release yourself. 

Appeals

How do I appeal my exam results

If you think that there has been a mistake with your examination results, then you should follow the process outlined by your school or college and the governmentguidance.

Is there a deadline to appeal

The government deadline by which your school or college must submit an appeal on your behalf to the exam board is 17 September 2021. Your school or college will set its own deadline for receiving your appeal, which will be earlier than these dates. You must check the deadline your own school or college has set. Your school or college must undertake its own review before it can send an appeal to the exam board.

Please note that Northumbria may not be able to consider any appeal grades if we receive them after the 8 September 2021, so we would advise you to submit your appeal as soon as you get your results if you think there has been a mistake. 

The government information advises you to appeal by the 23 August 2021 for your appeal to be considered a priority if you have not had your first choice of university place confirmed.

Do I need to inform Northumbria if I am appealing

If you are intending to appeal or have appealed your exam results, then you must let us know as soon a possible by completing this short form. Once we have received your form, we will get in touch with you by email to discuss your options.

What happens to my offer at Northumbria if I appeal

  • Northumbria will make the initial decision based on the results we receive.
  • If we have made you unsuccessful or made you an alternative course offer based on these results and you subsequently appeal, we will review your application again, when you receive your appeal results.
  • If you have met the full conditions of your offer by the 8 September 2021 then we will be able to accept you on your original course and we will advise you on the process for this.
  • If you receive your appeal results after the 8 September 2021 and have met the conditions of your offer, we cannot guarantee if we are still able to offer you a place for 2021 entry, but we would advise you to contact us as soon as possible to see if this is a possibility, or if we are able to make you an offer for the following academic year.
  • If you lodge an appeal and your grades go down from your original awarded grades, we will honour your application based on your original awarded grades.


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