FAQ 78
How is contextual data used by the University of Sheffield?

As part of the selection process for undergraduate courses, admissions selectors may take into account contextual data and use this additional information to inform their decision about an application.

Contextual information sets an application in its educational and/or socio-economic context, allowing admissions selectors to consider challenges an applicant has faced in their education and the effect of such challenges on their performance in qualifications.

To learn more about what contextual data we use and how we use it, see: sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-data-statement