More high achieving students secure competitive university places

For the first time, more than 100,000 UK 18-year-olds were accepted onto courses at the most competitive universities and colleges in 2021. New insight from UCAS’ 2021 end of cycle data shows the most detailed impact to date on full-time undergraduate admissions from awarding grades based on teachers’ assessments. 103,010 young people

UCAS’ career quiz will help students navigate their next steps

Students researching their future university course options and careers will get clear guidance on all their options from UCAS’ new career quiz tool on By answering a series of questions about their interests, personality and plans, students as young as 11 will now have the opportunity to receive personalised career

Record levels of young people accepted into university

Figures released today show that 272,500 UK students aged 18 have been accepted into university or college so far this year, a 7% increase on 2020 and a new record. This means 37.9% of the entire UK 18-year-old population is due to start a full-time undergraduate course, also a new high