How is information about caring responsibilities used?

This information is shared (securely) with those who are responsible for supporting you at university or college (e.g. the student services team), and it will be treated sensitively.

Knowing about your circumstances may help admissions staff to take your achievements into account when making an offer – it will give them a better understanding of your potential. Sharing this information is never used to decide whether or not to make an offer. The university may get in touch with you to share more details about the support they offer, or to tell you about any events and resources you may find useful to prepare for higher education.

Your information may also be used (anonymously) for monitoring purposes. This helps the university improve the support they provide to other carers in the future.

The information you share with UCAS is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

For more information about who your information is shared with, read UCAS’ privacy policy

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