We have developed our policy and research services to interpret and gauge the impact of national educational policies. We aim to respond to changes in a way that is supportive to our member institutions as they too respond and adapt to ever-changing and evolving pre-HE and HE contexts.
The analysis in our End of Cycle report 2012 (PDF) builds on our 2012 application demand analysis 'How have applications for full-time undergraduate higher education in the UK changed in 2012?' (July 2012), completing the picture of this cycle with outcomes in terms of acceptances for higher education, entry rates, offer making, tuition fees, qualifications and differences by background and sex. We focus on the 18 year old cohort, which is both the largest group within our datasets and provides the clearest signal for understanding the changes in 2012.
Download the End of Cycle Report 2010/2011 (PDF), which gives 2011 cycle analytical data as well as detailed tables and charts showing applicant and acceptance data by domicile, institution country, age, gender, ethnicity, POLAR2 group (deprivation index), type of school or college, distance travelled, type of higher education institution and subject area.
In response to demand from the higher education sector, UCAS launched the Qualifications Information Review (previously known as the Tariff Review) in July 2010. Visit the Qualifications Information Review section for more information.
UCAS has commenced an admissions process review that will map future models of admissions that could deliver improved efficiencies for members, increased certainty for applicants and provide better services and outcomes for applicants and an improved student experience. Visit the Admissions Process Review section for more information
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The UCAS Analysis and Research Team provides intelligence and reporting on application trends to UK HE. Our research underpins UCAS' policy work and informs the broader higher education arena. Whilst our UCAS Analysis and Research pages are under review, please see our Statistical services pages for further information on our datasets.