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UCAS Teacher & Adviser Update- July 2017


Clearing is now open

Clearing is now open, for any students who still want to apply for courses starting in 2017. All vacancies are displayed in the search tool, and any applications received from now on will automatically be entered into Clearing. For the latest news on how you can support your students, follow our Confirmation and Clearing key dates timeline and check out our advisers’ Confirmation and Clearing hub.

Keep an eye out for our August newsletter!

It will provide you with all the latest information you will need for Confirmation and Clearing, along with important reminders.

The Last Applicant Status Report (ASR)

The last Applicant Status Report (ASR) before A Level results are published will be available from Saturday 29th July- please download this report before 17 August. Use the Applicant Status Reports macro to reformat, filter, and sort your ASRs.

Adviser Track opening times on results days

Adviser Track is open at 09:00 (UK time) on SQA results day, 8 August, and at 07:00 (UK time) on A level results day, 17 August. To track the status of your students’ applications, click the ‘Search for applicant’ option. This will bring up a list of search options to narrow down students into their application statuses. Please use the help text in Adviser Track (displayed when you click ‘?’) to identify what the statuses mean, e.g. ‘Final place accepted’ will show all applicants with an unconditional firm (UF) offer.

Data shown in Adviser Track on A level results day

The data you see in Adviser Track on 17 August will contain decisions received from universities and colleges until 22:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 16 August. This potentially means decisions made by universities and colleges after this time will not be shown on 17 August in Adviser Track. However, applicants can sign in to Track to see ‘real-time’ data. Track for applicants will go live at 08:00 (UK time) on 17 August.

Information and advice on reviews and appeals for examinations

Please see our Exam results page for information and advice on reviews and appeals for examinations. Universities and colleges will wait until 31 August to receive exam results, unless they specify a different date. If the results are not available by this date, they are not obliged to hold the place open. If you know of any results likely to be subject to delay, it’s important to let the university or college know.

Direct Contact Service

Don’t forget – we’re once again offering our optional direct contact service to applicants who find themselves unplaced (from 27 February – mid-September 2017). By signing up, applicants allow universities and colleges to contact them directly about courses they have available.

Supporting international students considering UK Higher Education?

We’ve recently updated our online toolkit for advisers of international students considering UK higher education. New resources include an online course from the British Council, providing advice on all aspects of UK education, and information about its latest campaign – Study UK: Discover you.

Want to have your say on the future of Campus society?

The UK’s fastest-growing student community is on a mission to provide a central hub for global knowledge sharing. To have your say, register your interest for an informal chat with the Campus Society team

2018 Entry Services

Our 2018 entry services are live. Email if you have not received your Apply 2018 sign in details, which were sent to all UCAS correspondents in May. Your students can now start their 2018 applications, but completed applications can’t be submitted to UCAS until 6 September.

Download your 2018 Adviser Guide

It contains all the information you need for the 2018 application cycle – make sure parents download the 2018 Parent Guide!

Progression Pathways 2017

Our 2017 Progression Pathways report and resources are now available. Check out the key findings in our adviser news article.

Additional GCSE, AS, and A Level grounds for appeal announced by Ofqual

Starting this summer, schools and colleges in England will have a second opportunity to challenge GCSE, AS, A level, and project results, if they continue to have concerns about marking or moderation errors. Find out more.

An Introduction to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The TEF has been introduced by the Government to encourage excellent teaching in universities and colleges, and help students choose where to study. Find out what this means for 2018 entry.

New Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs)

The new Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs) will be published later this month. View the additional qualifications which will be covered.

Contextualised Admissions Update

It’s important to be aware of how contextualised admissions might affect the various stages of the application process, so you can give the best advice to your students. We’ve updated our information in preparation for 2018 applications

2017 International Teachers’ and Advisers’ Conference

We’ve received some great feedback from those of you who joined us at our 2017 International Teachers’ and Advisers’ Conference. If you couldn’t make it, you can now view the highlights from our 2017 conference, and register your interest in our 2018 conference.

Reminder- Dates and Locations for 2018 Exhibitions 

Booking for 2018 isn’t open yet. However, you can get ahead of the game and register your interest now. If you’re an adviser in Scotland, there’s still time to book for a 2017 exhibition – find and book your local event

Join us at our new event- Create your Future!

Booking is now live for Create your Future! If your students are keen to study a creative or performance-based subject, this is the perfect event for them. We’ll be hosting one in London and one in Manchester later this year

Don’t miss out on Adviser Track

Our handy tool to help you track your students’ acceptances and offers, as well as see who is in Clearing.

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