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Offers and confirmation

Key information about offers and confirmation.

Types of offers explained

If you’ve not received your exam results, your offer from UWE Bristol is likely to be a conditional one and will be subject to you getting the grades required for your course.

If you’ve already satisfied the academic entry requirements of your chosen course, we may make you an unconditional offer.

Check your offer status and progress through the UWE Welcome website and UCAS Track.

Keeping in touch

Once we’ve made an offer, we’ll send you useful information regarding your course and various UWE Bristol policies.

If your course offers an Offer Holder Day, you’ll be personally invited by email, and we’ll notify you of our regular question and answer sessions on Facebook.

You’ll also receive reminders on when to apply for student finance and accommodation, and information relating to the start of your course, including detailed joining instructions.

We’ll be in touch every step of the way via the UWE Welcome website – so keep checking for updates.

Replying to your offers

When you’ve received a decision for all your choices, UCAS will contact you to ask that you reply to your offers. Please be aware there are deadlines for replying.

Cancelling your application

Should you accept an offer to study with us, you have the right to cancel your place within 14 calendar days from the day after the first day of term or 14 calendar days from the day after you complete your registration - whichever is later.

If you wish to cancel your application, please complete the Application Cancellation Form and return it to our Admissions Office as soon as possible.

Confirming your offer with UWE Bristol

When exam results are published in August, we will confirm the places of applicants who meet the terms of their offer. Simply log in to the UWE Welcome website on results day from 08:00 to see our decision, or visit UCAS Track.

If your exam results do not match the conditions of your UWE Bristol offer, don’t panic. Check your status on the UWE Welcome website or UCAS Track first, as we may have already confirmed your place.

Receiving your exam results

UWE Bristol receives some exam results automatically, but not all. Check the list of exam results we get to see if yours are listed.

If they’re not, you’ll need to send your results to us direct. The easiest way to do this is to upload them on the 'My documents' page on the UWE Welcome website. We will not be able to make a decision until you send us your results, so submit these as soon as you can.

If you’ve achieved a place at UWE Bristol

Congratulations! And well done. We’ll keep you up to date with the next steps via the UWE Welcome website. You don’t need to telephone us. Our phone lines will be incredibly busy on results day as we try and help other students secure a place at UWE Bristol. However, if your concern is urgent, call Admissions on +44 (0)117 32 83333.

If you’ve been offered a different course

If you’ve not met the conditions of your original offer, we may offer you an alternative course. Once your firm and insurance choice universities have made their final decision, you can log in to UCAS Track, where you can reply to our offer within five days. If you don’t do this within the five-day limit your offer will automatically be declined.

Taking up an insurance choice place at UWE Bristol

If you were unsuccessful with your firm choice and are taking up an insurance choice place at UWE Bristol we look forward to welcoming you!

If you’d like to apply for accommodation, please keep checking the UWE Welcome website. You’ll be sent a link to the online accommodation application form, along with the next steps for your admission to UWE Bristol. If you have any questions, call Admissions on +44 (0)117 32 83333.

If you’ve not received a message

Don’t worry. This just means we’re still making our decision. You don’t need to call us, just keep checking the UWE Welcome website and UCAS Track for updates.

Remember, if you’re still waiting for GCSE or other results which form part of your conditional offer, we won’t be able to reach a decision until we have all of those details.

If you’ve not been successful

You could still secure a place at university. If UWE Bristol was your firm choice, check your insurance choice, as they may be able to confirm your place.

If you’ve not been successful securing your firm or insurance choices, you’ll be automatically entered into Clearing.

Login to UCAS Track to view your Clearing number. You can then start looking at the options out there.

UWE Bristol has dedicated Clearing pages updating the latest course vacancies on a daily basis. If you find yourself in Clearing, it’s important to check our website regularly.

UWE Bristol enrolment

Once the application process is complete and you’ve met the conditions required, the enrolment (or registration), can begin.

At UWE Bristol, online registration takes place from the start of August. Clear instructions are sent to applicants, but if you’d like to find out about these regulations in advance, you can read our Registration Agreement and Conditions and our Tuition Fee Policy.

Requesting a change, deferral or release into Clearing

Changing course

If you’d like to change course, we may be able to consider you for an alternative one, subject to places being available and to you meeting the entry requirements for the course. Call Admissions on +44 (0)117 32 83333.


If you want to defer the year of entry, we’ll try to accommodate. Please note: It’s not possible with all courses, and you may be asked to reapply the following year. If you wish to defer, email with a brief description why. Please include your UWE Welcome ID number, and in the subject line write ‘request for deferral’.

Turning down your place

If you don’t want to take up your place at UWE Bristol and would like to be released into Clearing, please email, explaining the reason why. Please quote your UWE Welcome ID number, full name and date of birth, and in the subject line write 'release into clearing'.

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