400 students have university offers withdrawn after error

Almost 400 students have had their places at the University of Ulster withdrawn after emails of acceptance were accidentally sent to too many applicants.

The student were told they had unconditional offers for the School of Engineering when in fact there were not enough places for them.

Due to a computer error, an email was mistakenly sent out informing 370 applicants to courses in the School of Engineering that they had secured a place at the University – when in reality no decision had been taken on their applications.

The University has contacted those applicants who received the email to advise them of our regrettable mistake, and we will be also be making personal contact with them to offer our most sincere apologies.