As part of Unlock’s policy work, we’re promoting fair admission policies and practices by universities and colleges


There is a useful publication by Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA) which is titled Criminal Convictions – Statement for Good Practice. This sets out guidance for higher education institutions.

There is guidance for applicants on Unlock’s information site for individuals.

Support and training

Due to our experience and expertise on criminal record and disclosure issues, we have provided training to a range of universities and admissions professionals.

We can provide training and support to universities that are looking to:

  1. improve their policies and practices
  2. train their admissions teams on dealing with criminal records

If you’re interested in our training, email