Over the past year, UCAS has been publishing new types of national-level analyses. These have been widely used at national level but how they can help institutions is sometimes overlooked. We have also been making some of the new data and analysis that underpins these results available to help individual institutions.
This workshop looks at what accessible data and analysis UCAS currently provides which can be used by institutions to help them with their widening participation and access strategies. The workshop will also provide delegates with an opportunity to discuss what they currently find helpful aswell as provide feedback on other areas where they feel more support is needed.
The workshop will start with a short presentation but is intended to be interactive with delegates sharing their experiences of how they currently use and analyse data to help them plan and evaluate their own WP and outreach work.
UCAS is the UK’s provider of shared admissions services for higher education. Its
UCAS Progress service provides course search and application services, and online information and career planning tools for 12-19 year olds. It is currently focused on supporting learners’ applications to post-16 education and training.
UCAS’ mission is to help all applicants to make the right choices for the right reasons with the right outcomes and its corporate vision is to be at the heart of connecting people to higher education.
UCAS is keenly aware of the importance of equity in admissions and has already been doing much to ensure that developments to its products and services are providing the appropriate support necessary to help both the institutions and applicants.