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At UCAS, we don’t just handle your uni or college application. We also make sure you have access to the right information, to help you make the right decisions.

A lot of that information comes from third parties. UCAS is a charity, so generating income is vital. Some of the content we send you is paid for by trusted third parties, and all profits go back into our admissions service, to help us support future applicants. 

You could be sent university course vacancies that would interest you, invitations to university and career open days, options like degree apprenticeships, or student accommodation local to your chosen uni. And, when relevant, details of career opportunities and graduate bank accounts.

We also help you get great deals on the essentials for student life from leading brands, student insurance, and travel options — in the UK and beyond!

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You can choose to receive it by email, SMS or post. That’s important too – emails with course vacancies, prospectuses, or invites to open days through the post, can all help you and your parents make decisions, and understand the bigger picture.

The emails were extremely useful, and I made good use of the information provided, I wouldn't be here right now if not for them! (2017 applicant)

It’s easy to do

  • You can update your preferences in the ‘personal details’ section of your application (once you’ve applied).
  • If you haven’t applied yet, you can follow the ‘update my preferences’ link in any UCAS email or by logging into ucas.com.
  • Or, if you haven't already, you can sign up to receive emails from us to support you in your decision-making.

We take how we use your information really seriously. We use what you tell us to understand more about who you are and what you’re interested in – putting you fully in control of the data you give us, and how we use it.

How UCAS uses the data it collects

When you apply to university, or sign up for newsletters and events, we ask for details about you. We use this data to understand more about who you are, and what you’re interested in. This video explains how we use that data.