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.

Whilst we have moved to the online delivery of our programmes, the University College remains open for essential services. We will continue to monitor the situation closely but, at present and in line with government advice, we are continuing to provide a normal service to applicants and prospective students.

We are continuing to accept applications for enrolment in September 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 view the range of courses on offer, please visit our course pages at writtle.ac.uk for more information.

Please be assured that we will do everything we reasonably can to make sure that you will be able to enrol on your chosen course this year.

To help answer any questions you may have, please see the following Q&A to help support you. We will continue to update this page as the situation develops.

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 admissons@writtle.ac.uk 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 admissons@writtle.ac.uk rather than relying on the postal service at this time.

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

We are currently developing ways that we can introduce you to our beautiful campus following the need to cancel our University Open Day on 4th April and our College Course Open Event on 25th April.  

This is likely to involve opportunities to take a virtual tour, view student videos introducing our accommodation facilities and main campus facilities, webinars and academic / student call back so that you can have a one-to-one conversation about your chosen course.

If you have, any questions please contact marketing@writtle.ac.uk

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 admissions@writtle.ac.uk 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.

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 admissions@writtle.ac.uk.

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.

UCAS latest updates https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/after-you-apply/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates

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 admissons@writtle.ac.uk 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 admissions@writtle.ac.uk 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 studentsupport@writtle.ac.uk.

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 admissions@writtle.ac.uk

IELTS https://www.ielts.org/news/2020/covid19-information-for-our-global-test-taker-community

Will I still be able to apply for my accommodation for September?

Yes – our Accommodation Team will continue to process accommodation requests and in light of the situation have extended the deadline to end of June for deposit payments – although room allocation continues to be on a first come first served basis.  Please contact accommodation@writtle.ac.uk if you have any specific queries.

You can download an Accommodation Request Form direct from our website at https://writtle.ac.uk/Accommodation

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.  We should apply now for Higher Education courses commencing in September.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

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