We know that these are difficult times for students; schools closing, learning online, cancelled exams, shifting deadlines, and uncertainty about results, are all worries as you prepare to start your university education.
Small by design, NCH can provide you with certainty about an offer to study, and a more personal approach to supporting you in the transition from school to university.
Our carefully considered application process and interviews mean we can be sure that those who have successfully completed our rigorous selection process will thrive at the College, and that means that we can be flexible if your final results are not what you were hoping for.
Our friendly and approachable Admissions Team are on hand to help you through every step of your application to NCH, and to answer any questions you may have. Contact our Admissions Team at +44 (0) 20 7637 4550, via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our website live chat with any questions you may have.
COVID-19 FAQ: Prospective Students
- I am thinking of applying to NCH and wanted to attend an event (open day, taster sessions etc.), are these events still running?
- If I have any questions regarding my application or offer, what is the best way to contact the College?
- Will the coronavirus pandemic impact my application?
- Will I be able to come and study on campus?
- Will I have to visit NCH for my interview?
- I’ve just had my interview! When will I know the outcome?
- When is the deadline for me to respond to my offer?
- I would like to defer my offer until next year, can I do this?
- I need a student visa to study in the UK. In light of COVID 19 have there been changes to the application process of which I should be aware?
1. I am thinking of applying to NCH and wanted to attend an event (open day, taster sessions etc.), are these events still running?
Yes! We are currently hosting all Open Days in-person and Taster Events will be held online. Please see here for a full list of events
2. If I have any questions regarding my application or offer, what is the best way to contact the College?
You can contact our friendly recruitment and admissions team via email at email@example.com. They will typically respond Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5.00 pm BST.
Our team can also be easily reached via the online chat function on our website. They will typically respond Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5.00 pm BST.
3. Will the coronavirus pandemic impact my application?
Our Admissions Team continues to process all applications within our usual timescales.
We process all of our applications as soon as possible. Any delays that might arise may be for one of the following reasons: a delay in receiving your academic reference from your academic referee if you are a direct applicant, if we require further information from you in order to further supplement your application, or if you are looking to transfer into the second year and we need to cross-credit your modules in order to see if you are eligible for transfer. In these circumstances, one of our Admissions Team will be in contact with you to ensure that everything is in hand and to answer any queries you may have.
4. Will I be able to come and study on campus?
Teaching Update September 2021:
We have recommenced face-to-face teaching for the College’s undergraduate and postgraduate academic timetable. In addition to face-to-face teaching, students are able to access, via Canvas, a wide range of online tools and resources to support and enhance their learning, including expanded faculty drop-in hours via Zoom.
On the happenstance that a member of Faculty receives notification that they need to self-isolate, as per government guidelines, the member of Faculty will be unable to provide face-to-face teaching and teaching will be issued via Zoom instead, where possible. Students will also be required to attend teaching via Zoom if they are notified that they need to self-isolate.
The recent refurbishment of Devon House delivers increased measures to ensure proper ventilation and to introduce air exchange and filter measures that are above the required regulations. These measures eliminate any need to open windows for ventilation or temperature adjustments.
A new Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system has been installed to increase the amount of outside air circulating within. This system will work together with the existing building system to provide two air changes per hour.
We will continue to be guided by the UK government’s regulations and sector best practices alongside our goal of providing an outstanding educational experience to our students. If any changes become necessary we will post any updates to the plan on our website.
5. Will I have to visit NCH for my interview?
UK undergraduate students will have the option to attend and interview in-person or via Zoom. All other students (including all postgraduate) will have an interview via Zoom.
6. I've just had my interview! When will I know the outcome?
We aim to communicate the outcome of the interview within 48 hours, but it might take up to five working days. If you are successful, your formal offer will be issued within a fortnight.
7. When is the deadline for me to respond to my offer?
If you applied to study with us via UCAS, the deadline for you to respond to your offer from us is the response deadline date in your UCAS Track. This is because students who apply via UCAS have to wait until they have received decisions from all of the universities they have applied to before they can make their final decisions regarding their ‘Firm’ and ‘Insurance’ choices. The exact date will be detailed in your UCAS profile once you have received all your decisions.
If you have applied to study with us via the Common App or via our direct application form, the deadline for you to respond to your offer from us is detailed in your official offer letter.
8. I would like to defer my offer until next year, can I do this?
You can defer your year of entry by one year – for example, if you made an application in 2022, you could defer your place to begin your studies in 2023. You can do this on initial submission of your application, or later in the cycle should your plans change. Please be reassured that your decision to defer does not impact your application negatively. Please also note that we can only defer your place by one-year maximum, after this, you will be required to submit a new application.
9. I need a student visa to study in the UK. In light of COVID 19 have there been changes to the application process of which I should be aware?
The information regarding student visas and international students is frequently changing. The most up-to-date information can be found on the following sites:
Our Visa & Immigration Team are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have, they can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.