What happens when your place is confirmed
We are pleased that students will now be awarded grades based on Centre Assessed Grades (CAG’s) which better reflect their capability and potential to succeed. If applicants’ revised grades now mean that they meet the conditions of our original offer, we will seek to offer them a place at Sheffield Hallam.
For more information, see our dedicated webpage.
We are aware that some vocational and technical qualifications have not yet been processed and want to reassure any conditional offer-holders who are still awaiting confirmation of BTEC Nationals and other vocational qualifications, that your place at Sheffield Hallam is being held and will be confirmed as soon as we receive your qualifications, as long as they meet the conditions of your offer.
More information on the grading of vocational and technical qualifications is available on the government website.
We have currently processed all decisions we have received from the Awarding Bodies. If you believe that you have a result and have not yet had a decision from us, please provide an official copy of your results to email@example.com.
We will be as flexible as possible in supporting you if you decide to appeal against the grades that you have been awarded, and will keep places open for applicants if you submit an appeal via your school college or exam centre for as long as possible.
If we receive confirmation that your revised results meet the conditions of your offer by 17 September, we will be happy to admit you to your course.
In some cases, we have made an alternative offer of a degree with a foundation year to applicants who did not meet the conditions of the offer for their original course. If you accept our offer for a foundation year and, following a successful appeal, your revised results meet the required grades, we will automatically transfer our place back to your original course.
If you would like to speak to us to discuss how an appeal might affect your offer please call our confirmation line on 0330 024 6390.
If you hold an offer that’s conditional on you achieving certain results, confirmation is when the university makes a decision on whether to confirm that place.
Once we have received your results, we can make three decisions.
- Unconditional - you’re in! This means your place has been confirmed
- Unsuccessful – this means you have not got a place on the course
- Change course offer - if you haven’t got the results for your first choice course, we might offer you a place on a similar course
All confirmation decisions will usually be made by 13 August (unless you are still waiting for more results).
Can't see your decision?
If you receive your results before 13 August, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not met the conditions of your offer, we may not process your results straight away, but you will be able to see your confirmation decision on 13th August.
From the 13 August call us on 0330 024 6390 from 8am.
Usually results for A levels, BTECs, OCR, Scottish and Irish Highers and IB are sent to us automatically by UCAS.
If you received your official results for any other qualification, including GCSEs email them to email@example.com with the subject heading 'Results'. Make sure you include your full name, date of birth, UCAS personal ID number and course details.
If you are an international or EU student with overseas qualifications, please email copies of your transcripts and certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading 'OVERSEAS RESULTS'. Please mark each item with your full name, date of birth, address and course title.
Not necessarily. We may still be able to confirm your place, or offer you a place on a different course.
We know you may be worried that the grade you will be awarded may not be the grades you had hoped for, had you been able to put in the additional work you were planning. We’d like to reassure you that we will seek to offer the utmost flexibility when considering your results. We understand this is not a normal year and will take this into account when confirming places at Sheffield Hallam.
Check UCAS Track to see whether we have confirmed your place on the course.
I was made an offer which included a GCSE requirement, but I am not studying a GCSE. What should I do?
If your place has not been confirmed, call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options.
You will be eligible to apply for a place through clearing. Find out more about clearing.
I have been accepted on a place at another university and Sheffield Hallam was my insurance choice. I want to come to Sheffield Hallam. What should I do?
Call our confirmation line on 0330 024 6390 and we will take you through the process.
You don't need to do anything. Look out for your free copy of the Insider’s Guide to Sheffield Hallam in the post before you start. It tells you what’s happening in the first few weeks, how we are adapting our teaching and learning for the Autumn term and is full of tips from our students on how to make the most of your time at uni. In the meantime, please check out further information about starting in September.
If you have not met the conditions of your offer, we may offer you a place on a similar course with a lower tariff requirement.
You need to decide whether to accept or decline this new offer on UCAS Track.
If we are your firm choice and you decline our change course offer, but meet the conditions of your insurance offer, you will be placed with them.
You have five days to make your decision.
I have a place at Sheffield Hallam but I want to change to a different course at Sheffield Hallam. What should I do?
To request a change of course, send a copy of your results to email@example.com with the subject heading 'Change of Course'. Make sure you include your full name, date of birth, UCAS personal ID number and course details.
I have been confirmed at Sheffield Hallam but would now like to go to another university. What should I do?
You can decline your place on UCAS Track. There you’ll be asked a few questions to confirm your decision and then you’ll receive an email confirming you’re in clearing.
While we consider all requests to defer your place until September 2021, we can't guarantee that you will be allowed to. The admissions tutor for your course will make the final decision.
You can send a copy of your results to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading 'Defer'. Make sure you include your full name, date of birth, UCAS personal ID number and course details.
We will email you back once a decision has been made..
You don't have to do anything – your place at your first choice university will be confirmed automatically. You can see this on UCAS Track.
If you achieve better grades than you need for your first choice course, you can choose to look for a different course that has places available, while still holding your original choice. This is known as adjustment.
Adjustment is entirely optional. Not everyone who is eligible will want to try to find an alternative place. And if you don't find a place on an alternative course through adjustment, you’ll still have your original university place.
To find out more, visit the UCAS adjustment webpage.
We guarantee to find you a place to live. You can apply online for accommodation using the student ID in your offer email.
We’re working with our accommodation providers to ensure that all government guidance is followed to provide you with a safe and comfortable living environment and would encourage any students who are still seeking accommodation to do so through the University’s accommodation service. If you book your accommodation through us, our halls are offering flexible tenancy start dates, deferred contracts, or have amended booking policies if you aren’t able to start your course due to coronavirus travel restrictions. If you'd prefer to live in a privately owned shared house, visit our accommodation website for details of our registered properties.
You may need to wait up to 48 hours after getting your offer of a place on a course before you can apply for accommodation. If you're applying for accommodation before 13 August you will need to have formally accepted your offer on UCAS Track first.
Our accommodation team will usually contact you within two weeks after you have accepted your place on UCAS track. During this time you can track the progress of your accommodation application on your online account.
Choices of accommodation through clearing will be limited but we guarantee to find you a place to live. If you'd prefer to live in a privately owned shared house, visit our accommodation website for details of our registered properties and house-hunting events.If you would like to speak to someone in the accommodation team regarding a booking, queries about specific properties or room switches, you can contact them on 0114 225 4512 or by email email@example.com.
If you have any questions, call our accommodation helpline:
We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries. Find out more.
You should submit an appeal and/or complaint in writing, either by letter or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject heading 'APPEAL'. Address your appeal to Phil Bloor, Head of Admissions.
You should explain why you're appealing the decision and attach any supporting evidence.
We aim to acknowledge receipt of an appeal within 48 hours of receiving it, and we will respond further in writing following a full review within 21 days.