Unconditional offer statement

Unconditional offer statement

Our unconditional offer scheme allows us to support students in certain subject areas, who demonstrate passion, exceptional achievement and academic performance.

An unconditional offer will only be made if we are confident that it is in the best interests of the student and will not adversely affect their current studies. To ensure this we will have spoken with the student either face-to-face at one of our Offer-holder days or on the phone, prior to any unconditional offer. Our assessment will consider all indicators of potential. We will consider all that a student has to offer, including their experience and interests as well as the views of their current school or college. We will review the personal statement carefully and take into account the reference and predicted grades. Unconditional offers will not be made to those students that have not met the GCSE requirement for the programme.

Our decision about whether to make an unconditional offer prior to examination results is influenced by many factors. The most important consideration is the best interest of our students.  Although it is not always possible to offer an unconditional place, we would reassure students that this is not a reflection in our confidence that they will achieve, either in their current studies or when they come to Hartpury. When we make any offer, we make a commitment to our students. We consider anyone who has accepted an offer, whether conditional or unconditional, to be one of our students. We are confident they will achieve and they have our full support during their transition into Hartpury University and, naturally, when they are studying here.

We review our offer making strategy annually. In doing so we review the impact on achievement for applicants in their current studies and their retention and success in their University Studies. This has shown that the average achievement in level 3 studies is higher than that for non-unconditional offer holders and that unconditional offer holders are more likely to stay on their University Programme.