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.
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 2023 application toolkit – we share key information about higher education, apprenticeships, and the UCAS application process to help you support your students. Our toolkit contains a wide range of resources, which can be used together or as part of a programme, as well as materials to share with colleagues and parents.
- 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.
- Supporting students with individual needs – to make sure all your students feel informed and prepared at each stage of their application journey, we’ve worked with expert organisations to bring together practical tips and useful resources for those who are advising students about their next step.
- Adviser guide 2024 (7.1 MB) (Updated 29 March 2023 with enhanced reference guidance for applications in 2024.)
- Adviser guide 2023 (6.94 MB)
- 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
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:
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.
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.
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!