UCAS is an independent charity. All our activities are funded by application fees, by universities and colleges, and through gift aid from the profits of our wholly owned commercial subsidiary, UCAS Media Ltd.
UCAS undertakes mailings for companies that have offers that may be relevant to prospective students. Using the income from commercial activity in this way ensures that we can keep application fees for students as low as possible, as well as improving services for all our customers. 100% of profits generated are gift-aided to the charity part of our business.
Below is an example of the content sent to students who receive a commercial mailing by post.
When you applied through UCAS, you told us you were happy to receive additional information from third parties we work with.
By working with top brands, accommodation providers, employers, universities, and colleges, we can generate profit which is gift aided back to the charity part of our business. 100% of profits go directly to improving services for customers – it’s how we can continue to support today’s and tomorrow’s students.
We value the data you have shared with us – please be assured that your details have not been shared with any third parties.
If you’d like to understand more about how we use your data, visit ucas.com/optin, or use the ‘Personal details’ section of your application to change your preferences, opt out, or update the way you receive information.
Best of luck with your next steps!
Below is a copy of the content sent to students who receive a commercial mailing by email.
This email comes from UCAS. For anyone taking their next step in education or career development, we are here to make your choices clearer.
We’re sending you this on behalf of [INSERT CUSTOMER], because – based on what you told us about yourself – we think you might find it useful.
UCAS is an independent charity: by working with universities, colleges and commercial businesses, we can generate profit which is gift-aided back to the charity part of our business. 100% of profits go directly to improving services for customers.
We value the data you have shared with us – please be assured that your details have not been shared with any third parties. If you’d like to understand more about how we use your data, visit ucas.com/optin.
Please note: this should not be taken as UCAS endorsing the organisation(s) included within the email.
Best of luck with your next steps.
Please do not reply to this email.
For all matters concerning your application, visit ucas.com
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