Structure of the programme
Once the applications for the programme have been processed, you will be notified as to whether you have been allocated to Tier 1 or Tier 2 and be given details of how to book onto events. You will also be given access to online resources and receive a termly newsletter. All participants on Tier 1 and Tier 2 will have access to all these resources and online events.
Tier 1 participants may also be eligible for the additional benefits of an enhanced contextual offer should you apply to the University of Nottingham, and the Nottingham Potential bursary should you become a student with us. These are not available for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Foundation degrees. To gain these benefits as a Tier 1 participant you must complete a total of 6 live sessions (4 in the first year, of which 2 must be subject tasters, and 2 in the second year).
All Tier 1 students must* have
were eligible for free School Meals whilst you were at school OR are in a household in receipt of a means-tested benefit OR have a household income under £35,000
live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education and / or a high level of socio-economic disadvantage. Check if your postcode is eligible here.
are in, or have been in, local authority care/ looked after
have caring responsibilities for a member of your family
are from a military family
have a disability affecting your studies
are from a Gypsy/Roma/Traveller community
are a refugee
are the first generation in your family to attend higher education
Priority will be given to those students meeting a number of these criteria.
*Discretion on state school attendance and GCSE grades is available for students who are from a Gypsy/Roma/Traveller community, a refugee or are in/ have been in, local authority care/ looked after.
Please note that these details will be verified prior to your acceptance on the programme. Any inaccurate or misleading information will result in your application to the programme being withdrawn and/or an offer of a place revoked if successful.
If you do not meet these criteria then you may be eligible for our standard contextual offer. To view further details, visit our contextual offer page.