Here are details of our standing groups and where you can find out more about them.
The standing groups provide an opportunity:
  • for consultation, discussion and briefings on sector developments, and other issues relating to progression and admission to higher education
  • to consult with members and other stakeholders on future developments and system changes
  • to facilitate the development of regional networks of professionals involved in supporting progression and admission to higher education

Scottish Standing Group

Chair: Rebecca Gaukroger, The University of Edinburgh,

Next meeting: 15 May 2018, University of Dundee

Northern Irish Standing Group


Cathy Moore, HE Advisor Community, Career Development Institute,

Jennifer Dwyer, Queen’s University Belfast,

Next meeting: 4 June 2018, Ulster University

Welsh Standing Group


Maxine Thomas, Pembrokeshire College,

Keran Williams, Swansea University,

Next meeting: 22 May 2018, Cardiff University

Regional forums

We hold regional forums for higher education providers in England, in addition to the standing groups in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region hosts forums for universities and college HE providers, bringing together like-minded individuals to discuss the current issues in higher education.

Find out more about our regional forums 

More information

You can find out more about UCAS' standing groups, and read past minutes and papers in the password-protected providers' section of

Go to the groups and forums section

You can also email us for more information at