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UCAS Teacher & Adviser Update- October 2017


Oxbridge Deadline

There are less than two weeks to go until the Sunday 15 October deadline. Applications to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and most courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science should be with us by 18:00 (UK time) on this date. If your students are unsure if this deadline applies to them, get them to check our search tool.

Thank you to everyone who took part in last week’s back to school activity

We hope you found it useful and now feel prepared for 2018 entry. For those of you who missed it, take a look at our getting started for 2018 web page.

NEW Adviser Timeline!

To help you find information right when you need it, we’ve added a new adviser timeline feature to the top of Check it out and let us know what you think.

Apply for Advisers 2018 is live

Please ensure your contact details are up-to-date and all users are existing staff members. The Adviser Guide 2018 takes you through the set-up process.

Search Tool

On Saturday 30th September, the 2017 search tool was taken down. Anyone searching for the 2017 version will be directed to our 2018 search tool. Here’s a reminder of what’s new for 2018, and a copy of our handy guide.

Missed our UCAS key insights for 2018 entry webinar?

Here’s a copy for you to listen to. It takes you through the recent changes in the higher education landscape, and their potential impact on 2018 entry.

Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs)

As part of our ongoing work to produce Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs), we have made some improvements to the QIPS for Applied General qualifications. These aim to explain the differences between legacy and reformed Applied General qualifications, and provide easy access to specifications. Find out more about these qualifications, our Qualification Information Profiles, and what we’re doing to improve the qualifications data you receive.

New Qualification Information Profiles (QIPs) were published in July

View the additional qualifications which have been covered

Our adviser MOOC ‘Broadening Your Students’ Horizons’

This starts on 23 October. Register now to learn more about the wealth of UK higher education opportunities open to your students. We also how a MOOC for your students, encouraging them to explore their options.

UCAS Exhibitions 2018

Booking is now open and places are filling up fast! Find your nearest event and start planning your trip.

Students keen to study creative arts?

There’s still time to register for our free, unique higher education exhibition for the creative industries in October and November this year. Live performances, interactive workshops, and practical demonstrations are brought together with exhibitors from across the country.

New to your role advising applicants?

New to your role in advising applicants? Join us on 9 October for our Adviser Fundamentals training session. For only £25 + VAT, our Professional Development Team will introduce you to the world of UCAS, and provide you with essential information to help you support your first cohort of applicants.

Inspiring Choices & Progression into HE

Providing information on the progression options available, alongside insight from higher education providers, our Inspiring choices and progression to HE event, taking place on Wednesday 29 November in Newcastle, will equip you with the information you need to inspire your students’ choices. Book now and save 20%

Annual Conference for Teachers and Advisers

Get the dates and location in your diary, 30-31 January 2018, Hinckley, Leicestershire. Register your interest and we’ll let you know as soon as booking is live.

North East Raising Aspiration Partnership
Level 3, King's Gate
Newcastle University

Tel: 0191 208 3128