University offers which guarantee students of conditional unconditional offers is set to decline in 2020.
Our analysis of the UCAS figured shows that while unconditional offers continue, there is a change in the trend. UCAS is keen to stop offers where students are encouraged to commit themselves very early – known as ‘conditional unconditional’ offers. UCAS’s chief executive says 75% of universities will no longer make these.
In London, there are big differences in the number of unconditional offers made. Russell group universities tend to give fewer unconditional offers than the new institutions.