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UCAS appoints first independent Chair to Board of Trustees

Today (3 Nov), @UCAS are delighted to announce that Trudy Norris-Grey has been appointed as the first independent Chair of the UCAS Board of Trustees.

UCAS announces new Chair of the Board of Trustees

UCAS is delighted to announce Professor Koen Lamberts has been appointed Chair of our Board of Trustees.

Two in five students say they would have made better choices if they had access to higher quality information and advice in school

1 in 5 students unintentionally block themselves from degree choices - “Where Next?” @UCAS_online report on student choice and careers advice  Two in five students at university say they would have made better choices had they had better access to higher quality information and advice in school. As a result, one in five students couldn’t study a degree subject that interested them because they didn’t have the right subjects to progress. This is most apparent for some degree courses, such as medicine and dentistry, maths, economics or languages, which require applicants to have taken a specific set of ‘fixed’ pre-requisite qualifications.

With A-level exams cancelled, how can you help students enrich their UCAS application?

Help students get a head-start on their @UCAS_online applications despite school closures and use project-based work (#PBL) to enrich their subject knowledge and broader skill set  The UCAS application process can be a daunting time for students, as they pull together their academic and extracurricular achievements to secure a spot at the university of their choice. Yet 2020 will stand out as a particularly challenging year for the UK’s A-level students. With the majority of schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Education Secretary made the decision last month to cancel the upcoming GCSE and A-level summer exam series.

More data and better analysis is the key to making sure people have fair access to university, college, or an apprenticeship

@UCAS Response to @HEPI_news 'Designing an English Social Mobility Index' report  Following the publication of the report by the Higher Education Policy Institute,  ‘Designing an English Social Mobility Index’, John Cope, Director of Strategy & Policy at UCAS, said:

Nursing applications soar as UCAS publishes latest undergraduate applicant analysis

Over 60,000 people are keen to be part of the fightback against coronavirus and embark on a career in nursing according to latest university application statistics, published today by UCAS (@ucas_online).

UCAS - Supporting parents is key to unlocking the UK's next generation of apprentices

@ucas_online - The key influencers of young people making decisions about their choices after school are unaware of all the options available, with almost 1/3 of parents or carers unaware that their son or daughter can apply to degree apprenticeships alongside their university application. 

UCAS figures show 400% increase in students enrolled on AI courses

Students turn to technology with university choices - @UCAS figures have revealed demand for #STEM courses is on the rise, with the number of students studying #AI at university surging by 400%  New subject data from UCAS shows a big shift towards technology-based degrees mirroring recent trends, with the last decade seeing impressive growth in engineering and computer science subjects, including a 400% jump in acceptances to artificial intelligence (AI) courses.

UCAS extends deadline for all applicants to 29 January 2021

@ucas_online - Students applying to start university or college in 2021 have an additional two weeks to complete their applications, following announcements in the UK to close schools and college buildings. The UCAS January equal consideration deadline is the point by which the vast majority of applications are submitted and has now been moved to Friday 29 January at 18:00pm (UK time), to allow both students and their teachers and advisers additional time to complete applications and references. 

The end of predicted grades?

Admissions Process Review: @UCAS maps reforms of higher education admissions  Today (9 Nov), UCAS has announced that students’ university and college offers could soon be based on their actual grades, rather than teachers’ predictions.

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