How is information about my refugee or asylum seeker status 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 will help the university or college admissions staff understand your achievements in context, and allow them to connect you to the right support and information for your needs. They 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. 

This information will not reflect negatively on your application.

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

Read UCAS’ personal data policy

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