No. During the 2020 cycle, some universities were already making unconditional offers to students still waiting for exam results. A small number of institutions decided to take this action in immediate response to the announcement that UK examinations were not going to take place. However, the Office for Students (OfS) has instructed all universities who are making such unconditional offers to stop the practice.
OfS guidance makes clear unconditional offers should only be made in very specific circumstances to students who have already achieved their qualifications.
The OfS has emphasised that in the current period of raised anxiety unconditional offer making of this kind is not in the interests of prospective students. For the same reason, OfS has advised all higher education providers not to make time limited offers, make lower than usual conditional offers or provide other inducements to encourage students to accept offers.
We believe it is really important that when you are considering which offer to accept you can do this informed by what will be best for you in the long run.
At Brighton, we continue to make offers in the usual way. We will not be changing conditional offers we have already made into unconditional offers until we receive details of candidates’ qualifications.