How important is contextual data?

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So if I'm eligible for a contextual offer/ a flag at a university and I apply there, how much will they care about that aspect? Will it be a huge advantage, or only used in borderline decisions?

Also, say at another university the eligibility criteria is different and I'm not eligible, will they still take into account my contextual data?
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Hi!

I also qualified for a contextual offer.

Universities have a set amount of offers they give for contextual offer people, and since they don't have as many people who meet the contextual offer conditions as the regular offer conditions, it does work to your advantage and increase your chance of an offer!

If at another university you don't meet the contextual offer criteria unfortunately they won't take into account your circumstances // background as unless you DO qualify for contextual it would be seen as discrimination / bias against other pupils who also e.g come from a low polar postcode but still didn't qualify.

Hope this helps
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(Original post by aliaa03)
Hi!

I also qualified for a contextual offer.

Universities have a set amount of offers they give for contextual offer people, and since they don't have as many people who meet the contextual offer conditions as the regular offer conditions, it does work to your advantage and increase your chance of an offer!

If at another university you don't meet the contextual offer criteria unfortunately they won't take into account your circumstances // background as unless you DO qualify for contextual it would be seen as discrimination / bias against other pupils who also e.g come from a low polar postcode but still didn't qualify.

Hope this helps
Thanks! So its quite a big advantage would you say?
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Thanks! So its quite a big advantage would you say?
yes i'd say so!!! the whole point of contextual offers is to offer a larger chance to people from widening participation backgrounds
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yes i'd say so!!! the whole point of contextual offers is to offer a larger chance to people from widening participation backgrounds
Also, when applying to a university where I'm not eligible for a contextual offer, would I still be at a bit of an advantage compared to those from decent backgrounds who have no sort of contextual data at all?
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Also, when applying to a university where I'm not eligible for a contextual offer, would I still be at a bit of an advantage compared to those from decent backgrounds who have no sort of contextual data at all?
unfortunately not.

you either get considered as a widening participation applicant or a normal applicant, it's quite annoying :/
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Also, when applying to a university where I'm not eligible for a contextual offer, would I still be at a bit of an advantage compared to those from decent backgrounds who have no sort of contextual data at all?
I don’t think so, they’ll only take into consider contextual data if you qualify for the contextual offer
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(Original post by aliaa03)
unfortunately not.

you either get considered as a widening participation applicant or a normal applicant, it's quite annoying :/
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I don’t think so, they’ll only take into consider contextual data if you qualify for the contextual offer
Damn that's a shame, thanks for the replies!
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Damn that's a shame, thanks for the replies!
no problem
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Hi!

I also qualified for a contextual offer.

Universities have a set amount of offers they give for contextual offer people, and since they don't have as many people who meet the contextual offer conditions as the regular offer conditions, it does work to your advantage and increase your chance of an offer!

If at another university you don't meet the contextual offer criteria unfortunately they won't take into account your circumstances // background as unless you DO qualify for contextual it would be seen as discrimination / bias against other pupils who also e.g come from a low polar postcode but still didn't qualify.

Hope this helps
Hi,
Did you get an offer from the Uni you qualified for a contextual offer at? I am eligible for an offer but I’m wondering whether my application will be seen as not as significant as normal applicants.
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Universities have a set amount of offers they give for contextual offer people,
No they don't.
They assess all applications in exactly the same way and if you qualify for a Contextual offer that it what you get at offer stage.
That is the only difference. Just the grades/offer. The rest of the process is exactly the same and no Uni has a quaota on the number od WP offers they make.
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I am eligible for an offer but I’m wondering whether my application will be seen as not as significant as normal applicants.
As above - you have no greater or lesser chance of getting an offer, its just the grades in your offer that will be different.
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