How is this information used?

When you share a condition or impairment in the UCAS application, it will be shared securely with the university or college – only those who are responsible for organising your support will be able to access this information.

The university or college may contact you for further information, and to talk about the support they can offer – they can also let you know more about their support services.  We recommend contacting them before you apply to check what support they can offer, and again after you accept an offer to discuss the next steps.

For a better idea of how your information is shared after you submit your application, read this case study blog article.

UK universities and colleges have a legal responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to support students with physical or mental health conditions, learning differences, and long-term illnesses to access higher education. By sharing this information with your university or college, you are taking a positive step towards becoming an independent and successful student. Remember: all support is provided to ensure students have a fair chance to do well in their studies, regardless of their personal circumstances, health conditions or impairments.

Your information may also be used (anonymously) for monitoring purposes. This helps the university or college ensure the support they provide is appropriate and make improvements for future students.

Any 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 or UCAS’ personal data policy.

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