Admissions, Recruitment and Widening Access

We have explicitly separated the function of recruitment from that of admissions.

Our Student Recruitment and Partnerships Division undertake a broad range of activities, including outreach, open days, offer holder days and taster days to encourage prospective applicants to apply.

Our Admissions Department, alongside our Academic Division, is responsible for the processes relating to the application and selection process, all the way through to enrolment.

Like all higher education providers in the UK, the QAA Quality Code states we must meet certain Expectations for Admissions, Recruitment and Widening Access. These are:

QAA Quality Code Expectations

For Standards:

  • The value of qualifications awarded to students at the point of qualification and over time is in line with sector-recognised standards.
    • Effective admissions, recruitment and widening access policies and procedures enable providers to recruit students who are capable of meeting the required standards for their course.

For Quality:

  • From admission through to completion, all students are provided with the support that they need to succeed in and benefit from higher education.
    • Admissions, recruitment and widening access sets the tone of engagement for a student with their provider and the wider sector. Therefore the support a student receives from pre-entry to enrolment will be instrumental in laying the foundations for a successful educational experience.

What’s next?

Within the Expectations above, the QAA Quality Code also sets out Core Practices that we need to meet – see below. Go to How we do things below to see our approaches in meeting these Core Practices.