Last updated on 09 March 2021 at 1:30pm.
Our campus is a Covid-secure environment and is open for teaching, research and student support, with Covid-19 precautions in place. All students will receive individual timetables which will show them when they need to be on campus. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.
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We are looking forward to welcoming students, staff and visitors back to our campus in Huddersfield.
This video explains how we will do it safely and what Covid-19 measures will be in place.
We would like to reassure you that we remain committed to our principle of ensuring that everyone who can benefit from Higher Education has the opportunity to do so and we will work to ensure that none of our applicants are disadvantaged by this unprecedented situation.
Yes, we are continuing to process applications as normal. Our staff are working remotely but are still able to deal with applications and enquiries so if you have a query please email us on email@example.com and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. Please don’t send us any items through the post as we won’t be able to collect them.
Please do not send items by post. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Government has confirmed that for GCSEs, AS and A Levels, teachers will assess the standard at which you are performing based only on what you have been taught so that your school or college can determine your grade. Teachers’ judgements should be based on a range of evidence relating to the subject content that your teachers have delivered, either in the classroom or via remote learning.
If you are studying for a qualification that is similar to, or taken alongside GCSEs or A Levels, then you will be eligible for a teacher assessed grade. This will require your teacher or lecturer to make an informed judgement on the grade you will receive using a variety of evidence, such as performance in tasks or assessments that have already been completed. Examples of these types of qualifications are BTECs (Pearson) and OCR Cambridge Technicals in subjects such as engineering, digital media and health and social care. They also include Pre-U and core maths.
Result days have been confirmed as follows:
Results for vocational or technical qualifications linked to moving on to Further or Higher Education should also be issued to students either on or before these dates.
This means if you have an offer of a place at University which is conditional on your results, you should find out if your place has been confirmed on Tuesday 10 August. If the course you have applied for has GCSE entry requirements which you are awaiting, your place will be confirmed after Thursday 12 August.
If you have an unconditional offer, this won’t be affected by your results, but it’s important to still work hard and prepare for University and your chosen course of study.
If you don’t meet your conditions, don’t panic – check UCAS Track to see if your university or college has been able to confirm your place.
You may also be able to find a place through Clearing or Adjustment.
After finding out about your place in August, please do get in touch if you have any questions, or if you’d like advice or support about your next steps – we’re happy to help.
To find further information, advice and support, you may find the following links useful:
We understand that this has been an exceptionally challenging year for schools and colleges and their students and we do not wish to see any applicant disadvantaged by these circumstances. With this in mind, we have given equal consideration to all applications made via UCAS to the University of Huddersfield by midnight on Monday 15 February.
After this date, the University of Huddersfield will accept late applications for most of the remainder of the 2021 entry cycle, however some courses will become full and we can’t guarantee that they will be given the same level of consideration as applications received by Monday 15 February.
If you are unable to provide a portfolio due to the impact of lockdown, your application will still be considered. The University will contact you by email to request a portfolio where applicable and will ask you to get in touch if you are experiencing any problems.
We offer a £1,000 Huddersfield Scholarship to eligible students from the UK, if you qualify for this you will receive notification regarding this during your first term with us. In addition, due to the current situation we will be introducing extra support for students who do not have suitable computer equipment for their studies.
If you are a private candidate studying independently, you will need to work with a school or college, or another exam centre, to provide evidence in line with the sort of evidence that other students will produce. You should receive your grade at the same time as other candidates. The Department for Education is working to make sure there are enough centres available, without it costing more than it normally would, and will publish more on this shortly.
If you are unhappy with your grade(s), you should submit an appeal to your school or college (centre), so that they can check whether an administrative error had been made. If a centre does find an error in the grade submitted, it can submit a revised grade for the board to consider. If a centre does not believe an error had been made, the centre will appeal to the exam board on the student’s behalf, and will be supported to do so.
Vocational and technical qualifications (VTQ) students will be able to appeal on the same basis, but the process might be a little different to reflect the nature of the qualifications.
Where courses require a student to demonstrate abilities in a practical way, for example, audition, evidence of abilities through submission of a portfolio or interview, we may make an unconditional offer where results are still pending if we are confident that the student is right for the course and will succeed.
We may also make unconditional offers in exceptional circumstances, for example where an application is from a mature student with substantial relevant experience.
As part of our standard procedures for processing applications and confirming places, where applicants prove their commitment to the University by applying during the main UCAS cycle, selecting the University as their Firm choice, and engaging with the University’s events and activities for applicants, we may reduce offers by points equivalent to up to 16 UCAS points, where possible.
We are holding online Open Days - please take a look here for all the details.
We will be conducting interviews, auditions and portfolio reviews through online platforms, and will be in touch with you to make arrangements that are suitable for you.
Student Hall providers have been putting in extra measures to ensure that you have somewhere safe to stay whilst studying at the University of Huddersfield. We suggest that you carefully consider your accommodation choice and look in detail at the terms and conditions of any contract that you may be considering taking out with an accommodation provider. Please note that there is a wide range of student accommodation available in the Huddersfield area so there is no need to rush into any decisions concerning accommodation.
A number of Hall providers have confirmed that they will be able to accommodate students who need to quarantine in line with government guidance. Please check directly with providers.
Your choice to relocate or commute will be informed by a range of personal circumstances. You will need to make arrangements that enable you to attend campus regularly as we plan for all students to have some face-to-face on campus learning.
Many UK students live within comfortable commuting distance of Huddersfield and around 50% of our students each year choose not to relocate. Students whose home is further away will need to be able to access campus to study (in line with any Government guidelines) may need to relocate and book accommodation in the area.
UK students should also consider that the maintenance loan amount is reduced for students living at home. Student Finance England provide details about the maintenance loan and you will need to notify them if you adjust your plans.
International students are required to live within reasonable commuting distance of the University in order to fulfil visa and immigration conditions that require regular campus attendance. International students will require accommodation within comfortable commuting distance of Huddersfield.
The International Office can help with any questions you may have an provides specific information on quarantine, visas and travel. We are also offering drop-in sessions for you to ask questions. Please consult the International Applicant's page for more information.