University offers hundreds of extra places after email error

The University of Ulster has announced it will honour the majority of course offers it emailed to students in error.

The Northern Ireland university's School of Engineering mistakenly responded to 370 applications with congratulatory offers, despite the school only having 194 places.

The error was blamed on a "computer glitch".

For all students for whom we have a complete set of examination results, we are able to honour the offer made.

There remain 20 students for whom the school has not yet received the full set of examination results. Decisions on these students will be taken as soon as this information is available.

– Faculty of Computing and Engineering dean, Prof Richard Millar