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Postgraduate Admissions


The Board collects information on ethnicity, disability and accompanying family members on the Personal Data Sheet. The Personal Data Sheet is circulated to departments along with the rest of your application, but information on this sheet will not be considered when making the academic decision on whether to make an offer of admission. The sheet is circulated with the application because if you do declare a disability it may be helpful for your department to know this in the event that they wish to organise an interview, so that any relevant adjustments can be made. If you are made a conditional offer, this sheet will also be sent to colleges that consider your application.

Information on accompanying family members is helpful for colleges - an offer of college membership does not constitute an offer of accommodation, but it's useful for your college to know what your requirements are, should accommodation be available. Ethnicity data are collected for statistical purposes only.

Should you be made an offer of a place and subsequently register as a student of the University, your application, including the Personal Data Sheet, will be retained during and following your studies, for the purposes of administering your progress and for the provision of statistical returns. It may also be used for the purposes of staff training. In addition, your data may be used in accordance with the data protection statement for the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).