News and key documents

Explore the latest news and key information from UCAS.

Latest news

7 Jan 2021
Dr Katie Bell has been appointed to the role of Chief Marketing Officer at UCAS.
6 Jan 2021
Students applying to start university or college in 2021 have an additional two weeks to complete their applications, following announcements in the UK to close schools and colleges.
16 Dec 2020
The UK’s 38 most selective universities would each only need to admit an additional 70 students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in England every year to close the collective equality gap in...
9 Nov 2020
Students’ university and college offers could soon be based on their actual grades, rather than teachers’ predictions, under plans to be published by the admissions service.
3 Nov 2020
An experienced digital leader, with a passion for education and the opportunities it opens up, has been appointed as the first independent Chair of the UCAS Board of Trustees.
29 Oct 2020
Students are being aspirational with their university choices for next autumn, with more applying for some of the most competitive courses.

Key documents

We provide numerous scheduled and topical reports surrounding the university application process.

These include:

  • CEO presentations
  • End of cycle reports
  • Annual reports

Data and analysis

We provide intelligence and reporting on trends in applications to higher education.

Press office

Talk to our press office for more information.

Policy and consultations

To keep you in the loop, we publish our responses to policy discussions and consultations.



We organise more than 70 events a year throughout the UK. These include exhibitions for students and conferences for advisers and members.

Take a look at the specific events we offer below, or you can check our advice on open days and international events.


The UCAS higher education exhibitions bring together future students with course providers and other interesting organisations.


We host a number of conferences throughout the year to provide information about UCAS services and the wider higher education sector.