Here are details of our advisory groups and regional forums, which support the smooth running of core UCAS services.

Learn more about how our engagement activities are used to inform the development of UCAS’ products and services –  how groups and forums inform developments (508.25 KB)


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Specialist groups

International Advisory Group

Advises and guides UCAS' strategic international development.

Chair: Annie Brunt, Manchester Metropolitan University, [email protected]

Next meeting: 11 November 2020


Secondary Education Advisory Group

Represents the pre-HE sector, focusing on the impact of current and future products, systems and services on the schools' sector. 

Chair: Beth Linklater, Queen Marys College, [email protected].  

Next meeting: Thursday 26 November 2020


College HE Advisory Group

Represents colleges delivering higher education, with a particular focus on the impact of current, and potential, future UCAS products, systems and services on the sector. 

Chair: James Marczak, Myerscough College - [email protected]

Next meeting: 19 November 2020


Qualifications Advisory Group

Provides strategic and expert advice to UCAS on qualifications, student progression, and the UCAS Tariff.

Chair: Peter Chetwynd, Kings College London, [email protected]

Next meeting: 4 November 2020, UCAS


Technology Group

Represents university and college interests in technical aspects of UCAS admissions products, systems and services. The Group ensures any changes are communicated to providers, and their third party software suppliers.

Chair: Liz Shillito, Lancaster University, [email protected].

Next meeting: Tuesday 10 November 2020


Data Group

Provides a forum for UCAS and higher education providers to discuss strategic and cross-cutting operational issues related to data.

Chair: Bella Malins, University College London, [email protected] 

Next meeting: 7 October 2020


HE Marketing Services Advisory Group

Works in partnership with UCAS Media to improve and extend its products and services, advise and make recommendations, and represent the views of the sector and UCAS’ marketing services customers.

Chair: Emma Leech, Loughborough University, [email protected].

Next meeting: 22 September 2020


Scheme groups

Undergraduate Advisory Group

Represents UCAS Undergraduate scheme members — consults with the sector and makes recommendations to UCAS on proposed changes to UCAS Undergraduate products and services.

 Chair: Claire Pryke, University of Bradford, [email protected]

Next meeting: 6 October 2020


Postgraduate Advisory Group

Represents postgraduate providers — consults with the sector and makes recommendations to UCAS on proposed changes to UCAS Postgraduate products and services.

Chair: Michelle Magee, University of Westminster, [email protected].

Next meeting: 21 October 2020


UCAS Teacher Training Advisory Group

Represents UCAS Teacher Training providers — consults with the sector and makes recommendations to UCAS on proposed changes to UCAS Teacher Training products and services.

Chair: Lisa Bowen, Cardiff Metropolitan University, [email protected].

Next meeting: 8 December 2020


UCAS Conservatoires User Group

Working at an operational and detailed level, this Group considers the specific requirements, design, and development of the UCAS Conservatoires scheme.

Chair: Claire Jones, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, [email protected]

Next meeting: 12 October 2020


Open Data Task and Finish Group 

Provides a mutually beneficial forum for UCAS, providers and experts from the HE data sector, to favilitate dialogue and discuss a framework for UCAS' approach to publishing open data.


Change Steering Group

Provides a forum for ARC APG and representatives of the UCAS customer base to help shape UCAS' products and services.

Next meeting: TBC


More information

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

Go to the groups and forums section

You can also email us for more information at [email protected].

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