Outstanding achievement

Outstanding potential takes many forms and academic success is just one measure. That’s why we have our 'Outstanding Achievement' entry route – it’s an innovative way we’re able to support applications from people who may not have met the academic requirements we’re looking for, but have excelled in something else.  

Maybe you’ve invested time and effort to achieve amazing things outside of university, which means you didn’t gain the degree result you hoped for? Such as playing sport at a national level, managing a successful business, or accomplishing an incredible feat for charity. 

Our intention is to capture the brightest and best people from all backgrounds. Extending the reach of our offerings to a wider, more diverse candidate pool, without compromising our standards, is very important to us. So that you can see which application route best suits you, we’ve developed a tool to help you. There are three routes to consider when applying to us:

  • A standard application route – if you meet the programmes academic requirements
  • Our outstanding achievement route – if you don’t meet our academic requirements, but you achieved something else that supports your application
  • Our mitigating circumstances route – if you were affected by a life event that affected your grades

Exclusions - most of our routes accept applications from people who fall into the ‘outstanding achievement route’, but there are a few programmes that are excluded, these are Economics Consulting, Strategy Consulting and all Higher Apprenticeships programmes.