The opening of the 2022 cycle
Below are the key dates for your diary:
- 4 May – the UCAS search tool is updated with 2022 courses.
- 11 May – adviser portal 2022 goes live.
- 18 May – UCAS Undergraduate application opens for 2022 entry.
- 7 September – first day completed applications can be submitted to UCAS.
Changes you need to know
In February, we let you know about some important changes we’ve made to the 2022 application – at the webinar we shared updates on these and confirmed:
- the application fee for 2022 applications will be £22.00 for one choice, or £26.50 for two – five choices
- all students will need to register in the UCAS Hub to start and access their application (2022 applicants only)
- there is only one single sign in for students to access the application and to track their offers and decisions
- the application has been redesigned to give a fresh, modern look
- newly named and tailored sections have been added to suit existing/current questions
- there will be a new question in the application for EU applicants to identify pre/settled status.
- the question under Diversity and Inclusion identifying parents’ occupational background list has been updated (this is only for UK home students)
- the adviser portal is being updated to ensure it reflects the changes we’re making to the application – we’re also making additional improvements to the portal based on your feedback
Resources to support you and your students
Everything you need to prepare your students for their 2022 application is now in one place in our new 2022 cycle toolkit. Here you can find:
- UCAS Hub lesson plans
- presentation templates
- editable student packs
- Which? guides
- handouts and guides
Catch-up in full
The full webinar is now available for you to playback – click on the below to watch it in full:
Your questions answered…
During the webinar we received lots of questions – we’ve addressed the top ten themes below:
1. How will registration work?
2. What happens to students who have already signed up for the UCAS Hub?
3. How will students link to centres?
4. How do groups work in the adviser portal?
5. Have the requirements for employment details changed?
6. How can I help my students pick the right qualification?
7. Are there any changes to the personal statement guidance?
8. What will be included in the ‘Diversity and inclusion’ section of the application?
9. I usually create a dummy application each cycle to enable me to access from the student perspective. Will this still be possible?
10. How can I keep up-to-date with developments?