UCAS is the world’s leading shared admissions service for Higher Education. It provides application services for UK universities and colleges as well as delivering a wide range of research, consultancy and advisory services to schools, colleges, careers services, professional bodies and employers.
A charity with a commercial subsidiary, UCAS provides a range of services to complement the core admissions role as well as completing research, consultancy and advisory work for applicants, schools, colleges, careers services, professional bodies and employers. UCAS has a turnover of approximately £35 million and employs over 400 people at its imposing head office building in Cheltenham.
With responsibility for providing shared admissions services for UK Higher Education Institutions, UCAS has recently developed an ambitious five-year strategy aimed at streamlining and enhancing its services to the sector at a time of unprecedented change. The organisation now has a range of critical initiatives to deliver in order to support the Higher Education sector through changes in the provision of higher education, the way it is funded and the consequences for admissions processes and applicant information.
Our vision is that UCAS is at the heart of connecting people to higher education.
Our mission is creating value for members through shared services
Delivering admissions services that help applicants make the right choices for the right reasons and with the right outcomes.