Tools to help applicants
Download useful guides from the related documents tabs.
- We update these resources across the year, including a range of toolkits designed for different parts of the application process.
- Plus the adviser newsletters we send to registered UCAS centres will let you know when there's anything new.
Undergraduate adviser guides
- Adviser guide 2015 – to undergraduate applications
- Important changes – to the UCAS and CUKAS application schemes for 2015 entry.
- Adviser guide 2014 – to undergraduate applications (test your knowledge with the quiz inside – answers here).
- Important changes – to the UCAS and CUKAS application schemes for 2014 entry.
- Pre-HE qualifications – UK and international, plus entry routes to higher education.
- Example applicant letters – sent to undergraduate applicants throughout the year.
- International examination results dates
Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs)
QIPs provide objective, comparable information about qualifications which providers can use to inform decisions about the admission of students. They include a range of information such as size, grading, assessment, structure and content.
You can view the QIPs we have produced to date in related documents:
• selected EU and international qualifications
• selected Apprenticeships frameworks
We plan to produce further QIPs, including major UK benchmark qualifications and the Access to HE Diploma.
Read our magazine for advisers
illume is our adviser magazine – published every January, April and September with articles on higher education, subjects, careers and policy changes across the UK.
These help you pass on vital information to students – with handy tools like classroom exercises and mythbusters.
- Pre-applicant toolkit – this will help you introduce higher education and applications to your students.
- Confirmation and Clearing toolkit – everything you need to explain Confirmation, Clearing and Adjustment to your students.
- Convention toolkit – understand the benefits for your students in attending one of our HE conventions, and find out how to make the most of them.
- Application toolkit – all the information you need to submit applications on the behalf of your students.
- International toolkit – useful for student advisers worldwide and international officers in UK higher education.
- Extra toolkit – all you need to know about Extra, to advise your students and their parents.
There's also an adviser presentation – you can use this to explain higher education applications at parents' evenings.
Handouts for your students
These are good for downloading, printing or sending to your students and their parents.
- There's a Scottish guide if they're interested in studying there (or as a resource for you).
- The undergraduate application flowchart – useful to have on the wall or as a handout.
- Making the most of auditions – a Conservatoires UK leaflet preparing students for performing arts auditions.
Great for introducing higher education to students and parents.
- The Little Guide 2014 and 2015 – download on the right, pick up at UCAS conventions (2015 guide only), or order free of charge + p&p
- The Parent Guide 2014 and 2015 – free of charge + p&p
- The UCAS Guide to Getting into University and College (Second Edition) – £12.99 + p&p
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