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Once you've submitted your application to us, you'll receive an email from our admissions team to confirm that we've received it. We aim to send this out within one day of your application being received, so make sure you keep an eye on your inbox!

Our friendly admissions team will then be in touch with you via phone and email to confirm the next steps of your application and to guide you through the whole application process, answering any questions you may have. If you have any questions about your application, you can get in touch at admissions@aup.ac.uk.

For most of our courses we require a portfolio to be submitted as part of the application process. Once we have received your application our admissions team will send you details via email on how to submit your creative portfolio if it is required. You can submit your portfolio digitally or in-person.

Submitting your portfolio digitally - You can submit your portfolio digitally via our portfolio submission webform. You can choose to present your portfolio in a number of different formats. For example, you might convert your portfolio into a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation, a PDF, a Canva presentation, or you might send us a link to a website, blog, YouTube or Video film. Alternatively, you can send us an image file, sound file, video file, or an alternative digital format. Read our top tips on building and submitting your portfolio here.

Ensure your portfolio is saved as a web link (e.g. a link to a cloud document, a YouTube showreel, a portfolio website etc) and shared with the email address admissions@aup.ac.uk. It is really important you share it with that email address or we will not be able to access it and it may delay us reviewing your portfolio.

Submitting your portfolio in-person - The best way to submit your portfolio in person is at one of our Applicant Experience Days. You will have received an invitation to book to attend an Applicant Experience Day via email. There will be the option to book a 1:1 discussion with an academic where you can submit your portfolio. If you are having any issues booking your place or can’t make any of these dates, email admissions@aup.ac.uk and we can arrange for a bespoke 1:1 discussion with an academic at a time of your choice.

If you choose to submit your portfolio digitally, you can still book on to an Applicant Experience Day as this is a great chance to meet fellow students, take part in a course specific workshop, view our campus, facilities and accommodation and also speak about any student support, finance or admissions queries you might have.

If you applied before the 25 January UCAS Deadline, you will need to submit your portfolio by Tuesday 28 February 2023. If you are not able to submit by this date, please get in touch with us at admissions@aup.ac.uk where we can give you help and advice.

Need top tips to help prepare your portfolio? Read our handy blog.

If you submitted a portfolio as part of the application process, we aim to review the portfolio within 10 days of receiving it and inform you of the outcome via UCAS Hub.

If we require any further information to help us make a decision on your application, our admissions team will get in touch via email and phone. In some instances, our academic team may want to talk to you about your portfolio to help them make their decision and we will get in contact to organise this discussion.

While you are waiting for your offer, we recommend you get to know Plymouth and learn more about what it’s like to study here by booking on to one of our upcoming Applicant Experience Days. Voted as one of the *top UK cities for affordable living, Plymouth offers the perfect setting to enjoy your student experience to the fullest. Check out our range of budget-friendly accommodation recommendations, explore the city and its up-and-coming creative culture. We also recommend you take some time learn more about some of the incredible support we offer to our students to help you feel prepared for life at University.

You will receive your offer as a notification from UCAS Hub. It will say one of three things:

  • Unconditional — you have a guaranteed place with us

  • Conditional — your place is dependent on you meeting some specific requirements (e.g exam results)

  • Unsuccessful — unfortunately, no offer has been made this time

Once you have received your offer via UCAS Hub, our admissions team will then send you confirmation of your offer via email and post.

Once you’ve heard back from all of your UCAS choices, it’s time to decide which offer you would like to make your first choice, and which to choose as a second “insurance” choice. You will receive a deadline by which to reply from UCAS.

For more information about what happens next please visit ucas.com/trackyourapplication.

If you are a UK applicant who applied to study a full-time course via UCAS, log in to UCAS Hub to accept your offer.

If you are a UK applicant who applied directly to us to study part-time, you can accept your offer by emailing us at admissions@aup.ac.uk and quoting your student reference number.

If you have applied as an international student, please visit our International Applications page.

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  • You can reach our student support team by email at studentsupport@aup.ac.uk or by phone 01752 203434

  • Our student support team are also available to chat with you about any needs you have related to a disability or long term health condition, please email the team at studentsupport@aup.ac.uk if this is something you wish to discuss further.

Keep an eye on our What’s On page for events focussed on student support, study skills and wellbeing.

  • This will contain all the information you need to start studying with us, including induction timetables, freshers week details and much more.

If you have a conditional offer and are waiting for exam results, we’ll be in touch on results day to confirm your place. You’ll also receive a welcome pack in the post from us!

Get in touch with our applicant support team anytime by email at hello@aup.ac.uk, phone 01752 203434 or WhatsApp +44 7722744184

If you have applied for advanced entry (e.g. entry directly onto year 2 or year 3) our admissions team will be in touch with you to confirm your next steps. You will be required to have an interview for your desired course and be required to submit a portfolio.

Keep an eye out for our online events designed to help you feel prepared and ready to settle into university life.