Here you’ll find our top tips and links to key tools and resources which will help you guide your students and their parents.

1. Sign up for UCAS Updates

If you’re not your centre’s UCAS Correspondent, sign up to get all the latest information, reminders, and events and training details straight to your inbox every month. We’ll cover everything you need to know, exactly when you need it.

Sign up for updates


2. Download our adviser toolkits for each step of the journey

They contain vital information for students and parents – and handy tools like classroom exercises and myth busters.

  • The 2022 application toolkit – this combines posters, presentations, handouts and screenshots of the 2022 application to make sure you’re prepared for the changes we’re introducing. 
  • Pre-application toolkit (for 2021 entry) – if you’ve got students looking to apply this year, this toolkit will help you introduce higher education to them, and help you to explain how they go about making an application.
  • Application toolkit (for 2021 entry) – all the information you need to submit 2021 applications on the behalf of your students.
  • International toolkit (for 2021 entry) – useful for advisers and agents worldwide, and international officers in UK higher education.
  • Supporting care leavers toolkit (for 2021 entry) – this will help you understand what support is available to care leavers and how they can get information and advice when applying to higher education.

3. Read our adviser guides 

  • Adviser Guide 2021 (3.15 MB)
  • Adviser Guide 2022 coming soon!
  • Contextualised admissions – find out how contextual information and data can be used by universities and colleges to assess an applicant’s achievement and potential in light of their educational and socio-economic background.
  • Widening access and participation – how we support it through our products and services.

4. Register with the UCAS Hub

For the 2022 cycle, every student who wants to apply to higher education needs to start their journey in the UCAS Hub. As well as being the gateway to our application, there’s loads of information to help with searching for courses, the ability to shortlist and favourite courses, personal statement tools, the Tariff calculator, and links to Hub live sessions.

Plus, students can enhance their research with Unibuddy – a unique way for them to chat to current students to find out what studying on campus is really like.

Download our lesson plans – they’ll help you guide students through getting the most out of the UCAS Hub:

UCAS Hub lesson plans


 5. Training opportunities

We offer free online training modules and bespoke training to help you support students and manage applications. Great for those new to advising students and for those who want to refresh their knowledge.

Digital training to support you


6. Find the latest policy advice for studying overseas

The Go International website aims to support UK higher education by providing the latest policy, research, statistics, case studies and opportunities for study and work abroad. It also contains information on the benefits of international experience, as well as guidance on sources of funding.


7. Check out Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs) and Education Information Profiles (EIPs) 

Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs) provide objective, comparable information about qualifications whilst Education Information Profiles (EIPs) provide objective, comparable information about programmes. universities and colleges can use these to inform their admissions decisions.

Go to Qualification and Education Information Profiles 

Looking for 2015 versions?


8. Keep an eye on our adviser news

While we’ll always email our centres any key information, it’s also worth keeping an eye on our adviser news and adviser timeline to make sure you don’t miss any big announcements or dates throughout the year.


9. Still need help? We’re here for you

We’re here to help you through the process. If there’s anything we can help with, contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help!