Bangor University is committed to widening participation in Higher Education (HE) and accepts students from a broad range of backgrounds.
If your postcode indicates that you live in a HE low-participation neighbourhood* (including Communities First areas in Wales) you may receive a contextual offer as a result of our widening access policy. This means that your offer is likely to be lower than you may have otherwise received. The offer will reflect the fact that we are keen to ensure that you decide to study here.
Health Professional and Training Programmes Contextual Offers
In line with Bangor University and HEIW's (Health Education and Improvement Wales) partnership mission to support students into Higher Education, we use a number of additional indicators (incl. time spent in care, young carers, first in the family to enter Higher Education and those with a declared disability) to identify students who may be at a disadvantage in their ability to access Higher Education.
If you are applying for one of these programmes and you meet one or more of these criteria, you may receive a contextual offer.
All contextual offers will be made on the basis of potential to achieve highly at this University and no offers will be based solely on contextual data.
[* Postcodes are categorised according to the POLAR4 coding system, which identifies 5 tiers of Higher Education participation. Tier 1 has the lowest proportion of residents who have attended Higher Education and Tier 5 the highest. During the 2021/22 application cycle for admission in September 2022, we will include applicants from Communities First and Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) areas in our contextual offer scheme.]
UCAS Contextual Data
During the 2021/22 application cycle for admission in September 2022, UCAS will be supplying universities with contextual data regarding School performance (e.g. examination results) and other socio-economic indicators (e.g. applicants in receipt of free school meals and/or educational maintenance allowance and applicants who have previously spent time in care). This information might be used at confirmation (summer exam results) to help inform decisions where applicants have not quite met the terms of their offer.
The University will review the above policy at the end of each admissions cycle.