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Planned maintenance: 25 – 26 August

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 25 August and Saturday 26 August. This means that, at times, you may become disconnected from Apply for advisers 2017 and 2018, and Adviser Track.

Please do not make any changes to applications during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 25 August
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 26 August
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 26 August

Please be aware that UCAS Undergraduate Apply 2017 and 2018 may also become disconnected – we’re advising applicants to avoid making changes to their applications at the times listed above.

UCAS Undergraduate Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 26 August.

The Adviser Fundamentals

If you’re new to your role in advising applicants, or have little experience of the UCAS application cycle, this is the training for you.

What’s on offer?

This training day has been designed to help introduce you to the world of UCAS, and applications to higher education. It will provide you with an easy to digest hands-on understanding of relevant practices, processes, key dates, and resources.

Objectives of the session include:

  • learning about the various stages of the UCAS application cycle, and what you and your applicants need to do at specific times of the year
  • looking at research tools, and how these can help your applicants make the right choices
  • gaining an overview of what's required in the applicant's reference and personal statement
  • finding out how we can support you and your students

Book to attend The Adviser Fundamentals

If you have an enquiry, please get in touch with our Professional Development Team on 01242 545 712, or at

Places are limited to 32 delegates per session, to ensure a comfortable environment, promoting discussion and interaction, as well as giving everyone the chance to get their questions answered.

Numerous sessions take place at UCAS HQ in Cheltenham throughout the academic year. Due to us limiting the group size, we advise you book early to secure your place.

We charge £25 per person per session, plus VAT. This includes refreshments, lunch, and downloadable course materials.

Agenda for the day

10:00 Arrival, registration, and refreshments.
10:30 Welcome and introduction.
10:45 The UCAS applicant journey.
11:45 Research matters
Effective personal statements
12:45 Lunch (provided by UCAS).
13:15 Research matters
Effective personal statements
14:15 Good practice in reference writing.
15:30 Closing questions and departure.

This agenda is subject to change depending on the development of UCAS services.

Upcoming sessions

Here is the full list of remaining training sessions for this academic year:

  • Wednesday 19 July 2017 — fully booked
  • Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Monday 9 October 2017
  • Tuesday 28 November 2017
  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Wednesday 21 March 2018
  • Thursday 10 May 2018
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Thursday 28 June 2018
  • Wednesday 11 July 2018

Book to attend The Adviser Fundamentals

If the session you want to attend is fully booked and you'd like to be added to a waiting list, please contact us at