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UCAS' career quiz will help students navigate their next steps

Students researching their future university course options and careers will get clear guidance on all their options from UCAS’ (@ucas_online) new career quiz tool on UCAS.com.

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.

New UCAS research shows strong demand for apprenticeships from students keen to keep learning in the autumn

More than three quarters (78%) of students who are getting their results next week, but do not plan to immediately start a three year full-time undergraduate degree, are interested in starting an apprenticeship according to research by UCAS (@ucas_online). 

450% increase in student mental health declarations over last decade but progress still needed to address declarations stigma

@ucas_online - 450% increase in student mental health declarations over last decade but progress still needed to address declarations stigma Over the last decade there has been a significant shift in the willingness of students to talk about their mental health – the number of UK applicants to UCAS that shared a mental health condition has increased by 450% in this time, yet today’s report, Starting the Conversation: UCAS report on student mental health, shows there is still more work to do to smash the myths and stigma around mental health, and to highlight the support available to students in higher education. 

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.

UCAS: Record levels of young people accepted into university

272,500 UK students aged 18 have been accepted into university or college so far this year, a 7% increase on 2020 and a new record.

UCAS Announces Major Core Technology Contract with Infosys

Building on six years of successful partnership, the renewed contract will focus on driving greater automation, innovation and efficiency across the service  Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced the signing of a new minimum three-year contract with UCAS, the admissions service for UK higher education.

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.

Record number of students accepted into their first choice of university

A record 395,770 students, up 8% from 365,500 in 2020, have a confirmed place on their first choice of full-time undergraduate course in the UK. This represents 91% of everyone with a confirmed place, an increase from 88% last year. (@ucas_online)

UCAS: More students ready to take next step despite pandemic

@ucas_online - More students ready to take next step despite pandemic 

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