Decisions and references

After the application closing date the UNIQ team will spend around a month selecting students for UNIQ Spring, Summer and Digital, often with the assistance of academics. We receive around 5000 applications a year and our top selections will be students who meet one or both of our core criteria.

All selection is name blind and we are not able to inform you of the progress of your application until the decision date. For this reason we will be unable to make any changes to your application once selection starts, however there is a small window (2-3 days) after the closing date where you can submit minor changes to your application (such as a change of address, or reference email).


Applicants will be sent an email on the 1 March containing the result of their application. If successful, applicants will receive a link to log in and confirm their place on the programme.

If you have applied and, after 1 March, have still not got an email after checking your spam folder, please email and we will re-send the details to you. Please be aware that we can not give details out over the phone and can only send the response to the email indicated at the time of applying to us.


Every student that gains a place on UNIQ Spring or UNIQ Summer will require a referee to confirm their details. This is normally a school teacher or an individual within a college/sixth form that has access to your past exam results. Your allocated referee will be sent the request only after you have gained a place and not before.

Teachers will be sent an email after the decisions have been announced that contains details on how to submit a reference via our online system.

Support Provision

Students that gain a place on UNIQ Spring or Summer will be sent an online form asking for important dietary and medical information. We will then also ask the students allocated parent/guardian the same information to ensure nothing is missed. Students can lose their place if this information is not received promptly as we must ensure the safety of all students and staff on a UNIQ activity.