Our work with the policy community
What we do
Policy makers and regulators are also interested in our data and analysis.
- Our data provides the earliest signals each year of the demand for higher education and how providers are responding.
- Our analysis provides increasingly sophisticated insight into who applies to higher education and when; what they are aiming to study and where; and who ends up where at the end of each year.
We believe that public policy should be evidence based. As such we aim to be recognised as the authoritative source of intelligence about participation, progression and admission in UK higher education.
Who we work with
We work with Government departments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; with qualifications regulators and awarding bodies; with higher education funders and regulators; with academics and charitable bodies; and with the higher education sector’s representative bodies Universities UK, GuildHE and the Association of Colleges.
How we engage
We engage with policy makers, funders and regulators through a variety of means and forums, e.g. UCAS membership of groups and committees; bilateral meetings; giving evidence to Parliamentary and government enquiries; and speaking at events and conferences.
Policy makers can access UCAS data and analysis via our statistics web pages and we also share additional information with stakeholders where appropriate and with the consent of our members.
We regularly submit UCAS data and analysis in response to consultations and enquiries. Read our most recent submissions here.