Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for applicants

 

Will I still get in?

We have always looked at applicants as individuals, rather than just as a series of predicted grades. We consider your experience, your passion for the subject and your personal statement. You may know that all universities are banned from making any changes to offers at the moment, but please do contact us if you are concerned about your predicted grades, at admissions@marjon.ac.uk. We’ll do whatever we can to reassure you or give you information and advice.

 Can I apply for accommodation?

Yes, and we recommend you apply quickly. Our onsite accommodation is very popular this year, as people are keen to live in a supportive environment, so in order to maximise your chances of getting the accommodation you want we suggest you apply quickly. You can apply as soon as you have firm accepted your offer (which can be conditional or unconditional). Click to find about accommodation or to apply online.

 Will I be able to get paid work whilst I study?

We know that many students work in bars, cafes or shops to cover some living expenses whilst they are at university. It is worth knowing that we employ large numbers of students at Marjon, with the aim of trying to put as much of their tuition fees back into their pockets as we can afford. We train our student colleagues carefully in a variety of skills, and we have been able to keep students employed from home, for example working on our virtual reception helpdesk, helping us with our social media, and working as Student Ambassadors as part of online events or mentoring.

Students tend to study for around 35 to 40 hours a week, including their taught sessions and their independent learning. Whilst fitting in part-time work around the edges of this is tiring, many students do manage this.

 What if practical sessions or placements are affected next year?

This year, we have worked very closely with professional governing bodies to ensure that students can still progress in their course or graduate. So for example, where there is a set requirement of number of hours of practical experience, we have agreed alternatives if that has not been possible. Our practical and placement learning sessions are spread throughout our courses, so that students can build up their experience over a long time. This means the impact of losing a short period of practical experience is much lower: it is not an “end of course” activity but embedded throughout. If there are future restrictions, we will work, just as we have this year, to make sure the impact is minimised and students still gain confidence in their practical skills ready for future employment.

 Can I visit the campus?

If campus is open as normal before September, we will be happy to welcome students on a campus tour or visit. For now, we are offering virtual campus tours instead. These enable you to talk to our students about life on campus as well as to see some of what campus looks like.

 How can I get advice about coming to university?

There are various options. If you want to talk to one of the academics on the programme, you can contact them using the profiles on the course pages; they will be really pleased to hear from you and glad to help. Many courses also have student profiles where you can chat securely to students on the course about the course itself, or about student life. You can contact any of these students to ask general questions about student life, regardless of which course you have applied for. Click here to start an online chat with a current Marjon student.

If you have a specific question about grades required or about your application, the contact is the admissions team: admissions@marjon.ac.uk.

For anything else you need, or to book a campus tour, please contact our student recruitment team at visitus@marjon.ac.uk.

 Will we be able to start studying in September?

We are preparing to be open as normal in September, but we can’t predict the future so we are planning for any eventuality. Please see this page to understand how we are approaching this.