Frequently asked questions

Disabilities aren’t taken into account when assessing eligibility for our access schemes. The University of Manchester does however offer dedicated support for its students, see further details here: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/experience/student-life/university/student-support/disabilities/

Young carer status isn’t taken into account for access scheme eligibility. Please see the link here for information relating to carer support: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/studentcarers

If a student has benefitted from attending a private or independent school then they would not be eligible for any of our access schemes.

The one grade lower offer description refers to one grade across all subjects. How a grade lower offer is applied would be at the discretion of the academic school but could for example be lowered from AAB to ABB for A-level grades or DDD to DDM for Extended Diplomas.

You could include all the transferable skills you have gained from your access scheme. We suggest that you link the skills on your personal statement back to the course you are applying for, see guide on personal statements here: http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/applicationsinterviews/studyapplication/statement/