Making the most of your deferred year before joining the University Making the most of your deferred year before joining the University

A year between school or college and university can be of substantial benefit to the maturity and motivation of students, and we welcome deferred entry applications.

How to defer

When filling out your UCAS form, make sure you tick the deferred entry box and choose the correct year of entry. We also like to know what your plans are for your year out. You could elect to go travelling, get a job and earn some money, or gain experience in your chosen subject. Whatever you decide to do, detail your plans in your personal statement; admission officers will wish to see that you have made constructive use of your time. 

What happens next?

During the year before you are due to start university we will get in contact with you to confirm your place and send you some more information about your course and what you need to do before you begin university. It’s therefore important to keep an eye on your emails. 

What if I no longer want my place?

If you change your mind about going to university, you must let us know so we can offer your place to another student. Contact the admissions team as soon as you’ve made your final decision.