News and key documents

Explore the latest news and key information from UCAS.

Latest news

27 Mar 2023
New figures released from UCAS today indicate we could see up to 30% more higher education applicants over the remainder of the decade, intensifying competition for places and posing risks to...
9 Feb 2023
The number of UK 18-year-olds applying to an undergraduate course this year is the second highest on record, new UCAS data shows.
7 Feb 2023
By Liz Gorb, Director of Apprenticeships at Manchester Metropolitan University, Sharon Blyfield, Head of Early Careers at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and Clare Marchant, UCAS Chief Executive
12 Dec 2022
UCAS brings annual benefits worth £3.3bn to the UK economy by matching students to courses they might not otherwise have considered, according to a new report.
8 Dec 2022
More students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds have secured university and college undergraduate places than ever before this year, amid growing demand for 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.