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Information for Applicants and Prospective students

Am I still able to apply for entry in 2020/21?

Applications for the next academic year are still being welcomed by UWTSD. Our admissions team are still available to answer any queries you may have and continue to process decisions every day. If you have already applied, your application will be processed as normal.

Am I still able to apply for 2019/2020?

The University is still welcoming applications for the upcoming intakes.  Our admissions team are still available to answer any queries you may have and continue to process decisions every day. If you have already applied, your application will be processed as normal.

If you have a query regarding the application process, please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Team in Registry using the contact details below

Wales campuses

Tel:    0300 500 5054

Email: admissions@uwtsd.ac.uk

London contact details

Email: londonadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk

Birmingham contact details

Tel: 0300 323 0178

Email: birminghamadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk

I have already received a conditional / unconditional offer, does this still apply?

If you have already received a conditional and/or unconditional offer, these are still valid.

If you applied through UCAS or UCAS Teacher Training, all you need to do is log in to your UCAS Track account as soon as possible and make us your firm choice.

If you applied to us directly, just log in to MyTSD (https://mytsd.uwtsd.ac.uk/) and accept your offer.

You’ll be so glad you did! As voted by our students, we’re currently first in the UK for our courses and lecturers (What Uni Student Choice Awards).

What if I cannot complete my assessments, take my exams or do not get my predicted grades?

We care about our students and want you to know that despite the postponement of the summer exams your application will still be processed and all offers that have been made to our applicants are still valid.

When will I be able to take the Equivalency Tests for my GCSE's?

We have been working with the Welsh Government and have taken the decision to extend the deadline for obtaining your GCSE grades or equivalent to 30th November 2020 for the BAEd Primary Education with QTS and PGCE with QTS Primary and Secondary programmes.

When will the PGCE entry tests take place?

The entry tests will not be taking place at this time; therefore, all offers of places will be conditional on candidates passing both the literacy and numeracy entry test later in the year.  We are currently unable to tell you when these entry tests will take place, but we will be in touch once we have more information.

I need to verify my documents for my DBS application. How can I do that if the University’s campuses are closed?

In response to advice from government and public health authorities to minimise the risk of potential spread of the virus, the University has reviewed the way we will verify your documents as part of the DBS application process.

Under normal circumstances, the Disclosure and Barring Service require that applicants must provide the original documents for verification prior to an application being submitted for processing.  Due to the current situation, they will now allow for document verification to be done electronically, either via email or through video communication with the verifier, but have stated that the originals must then be verified in person at the earliest opportunity.  This means that the University will be able to continue to verify your documents and submit your applications for processing but we will require all applicants and students to provide your original documents in person during the first week of term.  Failure to do this will render your DBS invalid and will prevent you from attending placements and could result in you needing to obtain a new certificate at an additional cost to you.

To verify your documents electronically, please email copies to dbs@uwtsd.ac.uk.  Please make sure you include your student number for reference.

During this time the University will be suspended the option to verify documents at the Post Office.  Payment for your DBS will still need to be made directly to GBG as part of the application process.

We look forward to receiving your documents electronically so that you can then proceed to submit your DBS application to GBG. Details of the required documentation are available to you on MyTSD. If you have any queries, please contact us on dbs@uwtsd.ac.uk.

Will my interview still go ahead?

The University has suspended all face to face interviews and auditions. These will now take place either online (Skype/Microsoft Teams) or via telephone. Staff will contact you to make these arrangements to ensure your interview goes ahead as planned.

Will visit days and open days still go ahead?

Following Government directive, access to the Campuses and their facilities has been suspended. We are developing opportunities to hold a virtual open day.

Can I still apply for student finance?

Yes, you can still apply for student finance for 2019/20 and submit your applications for the 2020/21 academic year.

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance England

Student Finance Scotland

When can I apply for student finance?

Applications for student finance are currently open and we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance England

Student Finance Scotland

What will happen after I have made UWTSD my firm choice?

You will receive an information pack from the Admissions team once you have made UWTSD your firm choice.  It is important that you read the information pack as it includes all the useful information you will need such as how to apply for Student Finance, information on fees and funding, accommodation and student support including learning support. This will be sent by email and you will receive notification via text message when it has been sent.  To make sure you receive yours please log in to MyTSD (https://mytsd.uwtsd.ac.uk/) and check your contact details in the Applicant Portal.  If you’ve applied to us through UCAS or UCAS Teacher Training we also advise you keep your contact details up to date with them too.

I registered using my School/College/Uni email address but now I no longer have access to it. How can I update this?

To amend your contact details please log into MyTSD (https://mytsd.uwtsd.ac.uk/) where you can check and amend the details we hold for you.  If you’ve applied via UCAS or UCAS Teacher Training we also advise you to keep your contact details up to date with them too.

**NEW** Can I apply for University Accommodation next year?

Yes, the applications are open and you can find the relevant form here https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/accommodation/

Simply select the Campus you are applying for and fill in the relevant form. These can be emailed to accommodation@uwtsd.ac.uk

We will start the allocation process in August, so please let us know on the form if there are specific people you would like us to try and accommodate you with.

Accommodation is allocated on a first come first served basis, so we recommend you apply as soon as you have decided to stay with us.

All queries for accommodation should go to accommodation@uwtsd.ac.uk

**NEW** Will teaching be resumed on the campuses in September?

The University looks forward to receiving new and returning students in the new academic year as normal and expects to return to face-to-face teaching and / or online delivery in September.  Further information will be available in due course and will be guided by government directives. Online enrolment will open at least a week before the start of term. Students should apply for student finance at their earliest convenience.