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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:

“Students’ best interests must be the paramount consideration for universities and colleges when making offers. It’s essential that students are supported to make informed choices and the right decisions about their future.

“Last year, UCAS revealed the extent of increases in unconditional offer making as part of our commitment to transparency in admissions, which now sees us publish nearly three million data points each year. 

“We welcome the review of admissions practices and look forward to continuing our work with the Office for Students as the review’s scope and remit is shaped. There needs to be a clear objective that any recommendations put the interests of students first, working with teachers, universities and colleges.

“UCAS has worked with a variety of universities and colleges to produce a series of good practice resources to support admissions teams when making unconditional offers.”

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