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The Progression Scheme
The University of Bradford Progression Scheme is designed to benefit undergraduate applicants whose personal and educational circumstances mean they could be less likely to receive an offer based on our standard entry criteria.
We also offer a range of additional support and opportunities for students from currently underrepresented groups in HE including:
Widening access to Higher Education
We are committed to raising aspirations and widening access to Higher Education, ensuring high-quality education is available to all individuals who have the potential to succeed, regardless of background.
Our Access and Participation Plan (APP) forms a key element of the University's overall strategy. We aim to position the University as a sector-leader in creating and sustaining the necessary conditions for holistic, inclusive learning and development.
To achieve this strategic ambition, we have adopted an overarching system-wide structural equality and inclusion approach to remove barriers within the University and the region to eradicate all access and participation gaps and create equality.
Progression Scheme Eligibility
Our Admissions Team will take into consideration a number of contextual factors when assessing applications. Applicants from the below groups will receive an offer which is the equivalent of one A Level grade (8 UCAS points) lower than our standard entry criteria:
If you are an Adult Learner, a Refugee/Asylum Seeker, Care Experienced, or from a low participation neighbourhood, you will automatically be identified as eligible for an 8-point reduction, through information provided on your UCAS application form. Please ensure you complete all sections on your UCAS application and provide correct information.
However, if you are estranged from your family, a Young Adult Carer, from an armed forces family, and/or from a Gypsy, Roma, or Traveller community, we do not receive this information via UCAS. Therefore, you must provide some form of evidence - for example, to prove you are a Young Adult Carer, you could request a letter from your school/college evidencing that you have caring responsibilities for a parent/guardian.
Please e-mail email@example.com if you have any queries regarding providing evidence.
* You can check eligibility for the low participation neighbourhood criteria using the Office for Students postcode look-up; applicants who have a postcode which is classed ‘Polar 4 Quintile’ 1 or 2, will be eligible for the Progression Scheme.
Amanta's Progression Scheme story
Amanta Cuhaldina is studying MPhysiotherapy in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Bradford. She is one of our many students to have benefited from the Progression Scheme points deduction.
Amanta has excelled at the University of Bradford since she joined us in 2019, becoming a Student Ambassador and being recognised as Ambassador of the Year at the Aim Higher awards in 2022.
Are you eligible?
Check eligibility criteria above.
If you need to provide evidence of your eligibility (e.g. criteria 5-8), please e-mail evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you attended an Open Day?
The Open Day you attend must take place between 18 June 2022 - 31 May 2023.
Have you attended an outreach webinar?
Have you passed the post-webinar task?
The task will be emailed to you within 48 hours of attending the webinar.
Once you have completed all items on the above checklist, you should be eligible to receive a 16-UCAS-point-deduction.
Please note that the following course is excluded from the progression scheme:
You can not apply a progression scheme points deduction towards an application for this course. However, your points deduction will apply to an application for any other undergraduate programme.