UCAS statement following the publication of HEPI and Kaplan’s report on international students’ expectations and experiences of careers and employability support

Posted Thu 14 October 2021 - 00:01

Commenting on today’s HEPI and Kaplan publication 'Paying more for Less? Employability support for international students at UK universities' (HEPI Report 143), Aaron Powell, Managing Director of UCAS International, said:  

“Today’s report recognises international students’ contribution to our campuses, society and economy but also shows they need more help in mapping out their careers and support in developing employability skills. Each year, UCAS supports over 100,000 international students making undergraduate applications from 200 countries and territories around the world each year.

“As part of our trusted, independent role, we are launching the Myriad app for international students exploring postgraduate opportunities in the UK, supporting the aims of the International Education Strategy and making the country stand out as an accessible destination. Myriad by UCAS provides free information and advice as a new one-stop shop tailored to international students’ needs to help them make truly informed choices. Relevant information on scholarships, local accommodation and jobs in the app also gives a richer picture of the student experience on offer.

“By clearly and comprehensively showing options for postgraduate study in the UK and potential futures that it can bring, we can help to tackle the problems highlighted in today’s report.”


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Notes for editors

UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, is an independent charity, and the UK's shared admissions service for higher education.

Our services support young people making post-18 choices, as well as mature learners, by providing information, advice, and guidance to inspire and facilitate educational progression to university, college or an apprenticeship. We manage almost three million applications, from around 700,000 people each year, for full-time undergraduate courses at over 380 universities and colleges across the UK.

We also provide a wide range of research, consultancy and advisory services to schools, colleges, careers services, professional bodies and employers, including apprenticeships.

We’re a successful and fast-growing organisation, which helps hundreds of thousands of people every year. We're committed to delivering a first-class service to all of our customers — they're at the heart of everything we do.

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