Contextual data (up to 15 points)
We recognise that an applicants educational and socio-economic background may impact their achievements and potential. We use contextual information and data alongside your UCAS application so we can build a complete picture of you as an applicant, your characteristics and potential.
Due to the availability and comparability of data, the use of contextual information will apply to UK school leaver applicants only.
Contextual data points are only available for UK resident Home students. Contextual data points are not available for graduates or applicants who have previously started a university course, including foundation programmes.
Points are awarded as follows:
- Care experience or care leaver* – 15 points
- Refugee status – 15 points
- Contextual data markers – applicants must meet two out of three markers to be awarded points (not to be used in addition to care or refugee status):
- Applicants who have satisfactorily completed one of the our recognised widening participation programmes and who do not meet any of the above three criteria, or who only meet one of the criteria, are awarded points as follows:
- Widening participation programme – 7 points
- Widening participation programme and one criteria – 7 points and criteria points
- The following recognised widening participation progammes must be completed within two years of application:
- Hull York Medical School Pathways to Medicine
- Realising Opportunities programme
- University of York Black Access programme
- University of York Next Step York programme
- University of York Yorway programe
- The following recognised widening participation progammes must be completed in the year of application:
- Hull York Medical School Year 12 Summer School / Residential
- UKWPMED programmes (Birmingham, Brighton and Sussex, Hull York Medical School, Keele, Leicester, Manchester, Plymouth) - This is not applicable to Medicine with a Gateway Year
- York Experience Summer School