How is information about estrangement used?

This information is shared (securely) with those who are responsible for supporting you at university or college (e.g. the student services team).

Knowing about your circumstances may also help admissions staff to take your achievements into account and gain a better understanding of your achievements and potential in context. This is called contextual admissions.

Your university or college may get in touch with you to share more details about the support they offer, or events and resources you may find useful to prepare for higher education.

Your information may be used (anonymously) for monitoring purposes. This helps the university to inform and improve the support they provide to other estranged students 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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