What is it?
The UCAS widget has been designed to be hosted on your school or college’s website or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to link your students and their parents to important information about higher education and the UCAS application process.
Through simple and intuitive navigation, it’s easy for users to increase their knowledge of the information and advice UCAS has to offer. The content will be reviewed regularly by UCAS so it remains up-to-date and relevant.
Why should I use it?
Parents and carers with little or no prior knowledge of higher education can find it hard to understand how best to support their child throughout the process. By embedding this free, easy-to-use widget on your website or VLE, your students and their parents can access the information they need, when they need it.
How do I get it?
The widget couldn't be easier to host on your website or VLE. Ask your IT team to follow these steps:
1. Decide where on your website or VLE you would like the widget to be placed. The size of the area required is width = 300px, height = 250px.
2. Copy the following frame code. Depending on your content management system, you might only need to copy the URL, which is https://www.ucasdigital.com/widgets/advisers/ucas-adviser-widget.html.
<!-- START UCAS Adviser widget -->
<iframe frameborder="0" height="250" id="ucas_adviser_widget" scrolling="no" src="https://www.ucasdigital.com/widgets/advisers/ucas-adviser-widget.html" width="300"></iframe>
<!-- END UCAS Adviser widget -->
3. Paste the code (or URL) into the <body> tag of your chosen web page, in the required location. The code can also be pasted into tags, with the above size specifications. Once you have pasted the code into your <body> tag, we recommend checking it has not altered your existing code.
4. The widget will be displayed where you have pasted the code.
For full terms and conditions, go to www.ucas.com/widgetterms.
The widget is so easy to embed and enables our students and their parents to access important UCAS information direct from our website.
Matt Day, Director of Personal Development and ICT Strategic Lead, Chosen Hill School