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UCAS Teacher and Adviser Updates: February 2017 Update

The February  2017 UCAS Teacher and Adviser update is now available, if you have not signed up to this service, please read on to find out more.


Now the 15 January deadline has passed, your students will be focused on their exams and looking out for updates in Track. If any of your students missed the deadline, there is still time to apply. Applications received after the deadline will be sent to their chosen universities and colleges, although it can’t be guaranteed they’ll be considered.

Encourage your students to keep their details up-to-date in Track

To avoid delays and ensure their application progresses as smoothly as possible it is so important your students keep their details up-to-date in Track. Let us know at straightaway if any of your students’ exam details change, for example if they drop a qualification like an AS, and let the universities and colleges know too.

Extra 2017 – available from 25 February until 4 July

Remind students who have used all five choices and are not holding any offers, that they can use our free Extra service, to add another choice from 25 February. Find out more about our direct contact service which will be going live on 27 February, in conjunction with Extra.

Joining us at a UCAS higher education exhibition this year?

With less than one month to go until the season gets underway make sure your students are registered and prepared.

No plans to visit? Make sure your students don’t miss out. They can sign up for subject-specific email updates, and relevant, timely articles which are tailored to their preferences.

Alternative options for students

Did you know we’ve expanded our content to provide information and advice on alternative options for your students? Those unsure about their next steps can now find out about alternatives to uni, like gap years, apprenticeships and volunteer opportunities. There really is something for everyone!

Contextualised admissions – what it means for your students

Some universities and colleges use contextualised admissions to form a more complex picture of the applicant. Contextual data and information can be used to assess an applicant’s prior attainment and potential, in the context of their individual circumstances. Find out more.

Free online training for your advisers

We understand that getting time to go out to training sessions and conferences can be difficult – our professional development portal gives you access to a series of short digital training modules including the UCAS Tariff, Extra, and how to manage applications in Apply.

Check it out now at

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

Tel: 0191 208 3128