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Your offer

Congratulations


Congratulations Well done for successfully receiving your offer to study at the University of Gloucestershire. You’ll be joining our vibrant community of students, graduates, expert staff and global connections. We’re a very supportive university, so you’ll have the freedom to be yourself and gain the experience and confidence you need to succeed. Together, we make an unstoppable team. The application process can be a bit daunting, so we’ve made you this useful guide for understanding your offer and how to accept it. It also includes information about your next steps in the journey and gives you an idea of what’s in store when you get here. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us: E: admissions@glos.ac.uk T: 03330 141414

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Your next steps

Understanding your offer There are two different types of offer: Unconditional offers

Your offer will be unconditional if: • you have already met the academic qualifications needed • you are not required to meet any further conditions. Actions: all you need to do is accept your offer and get ready to start your course.

Conditional offers

Your offer will be conditional if: •

you still have examinations to take and y ou will need to pass them with specific qualifications. Your offer letter will confirm exactly what combination of grades, scores or subjects you need in o rder to get your place confirmed

• you have applied to a course which has additional requirements such as a DBS check or references. Actions: we will need verification of your qualifications or exam results when you receive them, and/or you must ensure you’ve met any additional requirements such as DBS, declaration of health etc. International students: if you require a visa, our Visa Team will contact you once your place is confirmed (your place is confirmed once you have accepted your offer and sent us any documents we have requested). If you have any questions, please contact our Visa Team: E: visas@glos.ac.uk

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Your next steps

Accepting your offer When:

Check UCAS Track for your reply date - this will be available once you’ve had a decision from each course/university. If you applied directly to the university you should accept your offer within 30 days to guarantee your place.

How:

In order for you to accept and secure your place, you must respond to your offer via UCAS Track for all full-time courses. International students and part-time offer holders need to accept their place via the applicant portal.

Any questions? We’re here to help: E: admissions@glos.ac.uk T: 03330 141414 OFFER GUIDE

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Your next steps

Book onto an offer holder day Most of our courses hold offer holder days, and they are a great way to get a taste of uni life. Make the most of it by getting stuck into sessions, chat to your lecturers and meet your new classmates before starting your course.

What you’ll get from the day Explore the campus

We have three beautiful campuses. Each has its own vibrant atmosphere. You’ll get to tour the grounds with current students and gain hands-on experience in our specialist facilities through interactive sessions.

Meet your lecturers

This is your chance to chat with our expert lecturers and find out more about the course. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about trips, placements and graduate opportunities – so be sure to ask lots of questions.

Make friends before you get here

As well as chatting to current students and finding out what it’s really like to study here, you can also make friends with other offer holders on the day. Why not join our open Facebook group for all first-year students at facebook.com/uniofglos/groups

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When:

February – April 2020 How:

Visit glos.ac.uk/offerday to find out if there is an offer holder day for your course and to book your place. OFFER GUIDE

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Your next steps

Apply for student finance This may seem like the least exciting task in preparing for university, but it’s one of the most important. It can be a lengthy process so make this a priority. When: From March 2020 How:

You can apply online at gov.uk/studentfinance

Academic Merit Scholarship If you achieve 128 UCAS Tariff points or more, you will be eligible for our Merit Scholarship of £1,200. You can choose how you allocate the annual contribution of £400.

For full terms and conditions visit glos.ac.uk/ meritscholarships

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Your next steps

Guarantee your accommodation Moving away from home is an exciting step to take, but it can also feel a bit scary. Don’t worry, we can guarantee you a place in university halls of residence or university-managed housing. When: apply by 5 July 2020. How:

we will guarantee you a place in our halls of residence or managed housing if, by 5 July 2020: • you’ve applied for accommodation • you’ve accepted us as your first choice. To apply visit glos.ac.uk/accommodation

Halls of residence

Halls of residence can be a great start to university life. All halls are situated on or near our campuses, as well as being close to the town and city centres and are all served by our university bus service.

Blackfriars

We also have a brand-new mix of townhouses, cluster flats and studios at our Blackfriars accommodation in Gloucester city centre. Or, if you’re looking to live in Cheltenham, you can benefit from an on-site shop, bar and gym, and 24/7 security at our Pittville Student Village.

Take a virtual tour

Explore our accommodation options via a 360 degree virtual tour online at virtualtours.glos.ac.uk

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Your next steps

Discover where you’ll call home Whether you’re from Gloucestershire or from further afield, there’s lots to discover as a UoG student. With campuses across the historic city of Gloucester and the regency town, Cheltenham Spa - we offer the perfect balance of city and country life. When: explore the area on your offer holder day or online before you start How: visit glos.ac.uk/discover

City life

Boutiques, outlet shopping centres set in Victorian dockyards, café terraces and beautiful, botanical gardens are all part of the scene in Gloucestershire. We also have over 500 pubs, clubs and bars – from retro diners and secret bars, to micro-breweries and clubrooms.

Countryside

You’ll enjoy spectacular views from the surrounding Cotswold hills, and the nearby Royal Forest of Dean holds ancient forests, lakes and rivers to explore by foot or bike. We also have a dry ski slope, climbing centre and you can paddle-board through Gloucester to the countryside.

Festivals

We have over 45 festivals per year, including: fashion, music, cider, cycling, tall ships, cricket, food, comic books. When they’re not in the crowds, our students work at many of the festivals. Whether it’s performing on stage or working behind the scenes, they gain experiences and make valuable connections.

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Your next steps

Getting your results The long wait is over – time to celebrate! When: June - August 2020 How: Once you’ve received your results, make sure you send us verification of your qualifications.

If you have any questions, please get in touch:

E: admissions@glos.ac.uk T: 03330 141414 University is as much about what you do outside of classes, as what you do in them. Joining societies and taking part in Students’ Union events are great ways to make friends and try something new. We’ll be in touch ahead of enrolment about Freshers’ Fortnight, what to expect in your first week and top tips on what to pack. You can also find out more about our Students’ Union, sports clubs and societies by visiting: W: uogsu.com

In the meantime, don’t forget to accept your offer and book your place on an offer holder day. OFFER GUIDE

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Stay supported If you have any questions feel free to get in touch. Admissions: E: admissions@glos.ac.uk T: 03330 141414 Accommodation: E: accommodation@glos.ac.uk T: 01242 714544 Money Advice Team: E: moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk T: 01242 714535 Student Mental Health & Wellbeing: E: mhw@glos.ac.uk T: 01242 714541 Disability Support: E: disability@glos.ac.uk T: 01242 714541

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