Advice for Applicants & Prospective Students

We are monitoring and following advice from Public Health England and have created the following FAQs for applicants and prospective students.

We are continuing to accept applications for entry in September 2020 across all of our subject areas and welcome the opportunity to talk one to one with you about your aspirations for your future study.  

To help you view our courses and learn more about student life at Writtle, we have launched our Virtual Open Day Hub - visit

We have also set up a number of live webinars to allow you to hear from our course teams. 

All of our current applicants and offer holders have been sent emails about how we intend to deliver our programmes from September 2020.  If you have any queries, please email

Please follow the links below for further information on your course delivery: 




For other frequently asked questions, please see below

If the University College closes will I be able to discuss my application?


Yes – our Admissions Team will be available online and will have access to your online application details. Please email your questions to and the team will respond as quickly as possible.

If you are in the process of applying for one of our Further Education college courses, we recommend scanning your completed application and emailing it to rather than relying on the postal service at this time.

Should I still visit and attend the next open day/ information event?

We have sadly had to cancel our University Open Days and College Course Open Events for the foreseeable future but we have found new ways to bring our events to you. 

To help you decide on what course to study at WUC or to find out more about student life, we have develop a new Virtual Open Day Hub as well as running a series of interesting course live webinars. Please visit for more information,..

If you have any questions  whatsoever, please contact

What happens if I am unable to reach the 'practical hours' element required for my offer on to my chosen degree programme?

Applicants should send in the hours to date via in the normal way as stated on their offer letter. We recognise that due to the current situation, some students may fall short of practical hours. You will still be able to start your course with us as planned and we will ensure that practical competence levels are appropriate during the first semester by adding additional delivery hours as required.

Will the Halls of Residences be open in September?

WUC is a wonderful place to study, live and socialise. Our 14 Halls of residence will be open in September for our Higher Education Students.  We are working on the detailed plan as to ensuring social distancing as well as enhanced cleaning schedules and food catering provision.   We are also developing plans to ensure that you get the benefit of living in the wonderful WUC community. 

What will happen to my Further Education course interview if the university college temporarily closes?

The Admissions Team will contact you direct via email or telephone with arrangements as to how your interview will be conducted.  If you have any concerns please email

To keep up to date with the current situation, see further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website. Please follow all advice, in regards to travel and self-isolation.

What will happen to my application if the university temporarily closes?

All of our courses continue to be open for applications for courses starting in September.  Please review our website for course information in your chosen field of study. 

We have a system in place where we will continue to process applications and offers for both online Further and Higher Education applicants.

UCAS applications and offers will continue to be processed and transferred to UCAS online and visible via UCAS Track.

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If you are in the process of applying for one of our Further Education college courses, we recommend scanning your completed application and emailing it to rather than relying on the postal service at this time.

Due to restrictions in my country/location, what if I am unable to send you information/documentation relating to my offer?

There may be delays in obtaining information/documents that relate to your application/offer and you may be unable to take exams.  Please email and we will review your application/offer.  Please do not worry, we will review your situation carefully and work to support you with obtaining any necessary documentation.

I have anxiety about coronavirus and this is affecting my current studies, will you consider this when reviewing my results in the summer and my offer?

We understand that this situation may affect our applicants in different ways and that you may need practical help, emotional support or expert advice. Our Wellbeing Team here at WUC are available to offer support at

Importantly, will of course consider the impact of the ongoing coronavirus situation in relation to changes to your teaching and examinations.  We understand how concerned applicants will be and want to assure you we will review and manage confirmation decisions in summer with this in mind and work with you at that time. 

I have to take my IELTs test, where can I find further information?

If you are unable to take your IELTs test due to travel restrictions or your test has been cancelled, please contact the Admissions Team


Will I still be able to apply for student accommodation?

Yes – our Accommodation Team will continue to process accommodation requests and room allocation continues to be on a first come first served basis.  Please contact if you have any specific queries.

You can download an Accommodation Request Form direct from our website at

We have 382 rooms available in 14 Halls of Residence set in beautiful gardens on the main campus. Halls are close to all main amenities such as the Bar and Recreation and Fitness Centre, catering outlets, library, computer suites and laundry facilities.

Will I still be able to apply for my Student Finance?

Yes – the online Student Finance full-time application service for 2020/21 is open.   You will need to register online to create an account.