In reply to the government press release, Universities UK
said: “There are clear benefits for students in universities being
able to use a variety of offer making practices that reflect the individual
student’s circumstances and potential.
“As with all offers to study at university, universities must be
able to explain why and how they award unconditional offers with conditions
attached. We are already working together with UCAS, reviewing existing
guidance and gaining a better understanding of how these offers are being used.
This work will help inform the review and includes surveying universities to
understand how good practice is being adopted, and holding forums to discuss
“It is essential that admissions processes and policies are fair
and transparent, underpinned by clear criteria and in the best interest of