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Latest increase in unconditional offers highlights need for radical change

Update on unconditional offer-making for 2019 This year, almost two in five (38 per cent) of 18 year old applicants from England, Northern Ireland, and Wales received an offer for a place at university that could be considered unconditional, compared to a third (34%) last year and just 1% six years ago, according to new analysis released today (30 Jul).

Record numbers of young people in England have applied to university

Today (11 Jul), UCAS publishes an analysis of all full-time UCAS Undergraduate applications made by 30 June 2019 – the final deadline for applying to up to five universities or colleges simultaneously.

Clearing opens today - Plan A for 17,500 people

Anyone thinking of starting university this September can apply now as Clearing opens today. Between 5 July and A level results day in 2018, 7,730 people had already used Clearing to secure a place on their chosen course.

UCAS launches new adviser portal as university applications for 2020 go live

Teachers and careers advisers have begun using a brand new UCAS portal, transforming the way they manage and track their students’ university and college applications, as the 2020 cycle launches today.

UCAS welcome DfE review of university admissions practices

Responding to comments from the Education Secretary on conditional unconditional offers, Clare Marchant, UCAS’ Chief Executive said:

UCAS wins at Management Consultancies Association awards

Staff at UCAS are celebrating this morning, after winning Strategy of the Year at last night’s Management Consultancies Association’s awards.

First rise in university applications for three years

Today (7 Feb), UCAS publishes analysis on applications for full-time undergraduate courses to UK universities and colleges made by the 15 January deadline, for courses starting in September 2019.

Offer-making and equality in admissions at universities and colleges

Today (31 Jan), UCAS publishes new analysis addressing the following:

Record proportion of English and Scottish 18 year olds accepted into university

33.7 per cent of all 18 year olds from England, and 26.7 per cent from Scotland, were accepted through UCAS to start an undergraduate course in 2018. Northern Ireland and Wales saw entry rates similar to 2016.

Progress slows in closing the gap between the most and least advantaged students starting degrees

The second release of UCAS’ 2018 End of Cycle Report shows a record 19.7 per cent of young people classified as living in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK (POLAR4 quintile 1) were accepted through UCAS to start a course in September 2018. This is up 0.4 percentage points, and 1.8 per cent proportionally, from 2017.

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