Advisers and referees

Helping applicants

We help you support students moving into higher education.

Log in to manage applications, or scroll down to find out how.


The main deadline for undergraduate courses is 18:00 (UK time) on 15 January - your students' applications will need to be with us by this time to be given equal consideration. Different courses have other deadlines - if your students are unsure which deadline applies to them, they can check when to apply.

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Latest issue of illume magazine

Read our UCAS magazine for advisers, which in this edition covers getting ready for results day, applying for courses with a 15 October deadline, a career in veterinary science and much more.

Step-by-step guide for advisers

How to use Apply and where to find more information.

Advice on writing references

Four referees tell us how they manage the process.

How to manage applications

We explain the process hereand we have how-to guides explaining how to use the online services

Here's how everything works



  • There's Apply – where you manage applications.
  • There's Adviser Track too – where you can subscribe to track applications.

Training and events

We can offer training and presentations to help you with undergraduate applications.

Adviser training



  • Click above to see what training is available.
  • We also run adviser events and others you can take your students to – scroll down to find out more.

International advisers

We have advice and events for advisers working with international applicants.

You can also talk to us at international events around the world.

International events



Our international resources

We provide a number of international guides, to give you what you need to help you make the most of our services.

View a PDF of our international resources

Forthcoming events for advisers

9 Feb
9 - 10 February 2015
4 Mar
4 - 5 March 2015
10 Mar
10 March 2015