HESA are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis.
They collect, process and publish data about higher education (HE) in the UK. As the trusted source of HE data and analysis, we play a key role in supporting and enhancing the competitive strength of the sector. - Click here
The EOA as worked along side HESA over the LRS developments over the years and the iEOA wants build on that experience and make a contribution to data management development.
They try to make things run as smoothly as possible by providing innovative online tools which make it easier for students and higher education institutions (HEIs) to manage applications and offers.
In 2017, our UCAS Undergraduate admissions service handled 2.85 million applications from 699,850 UK, EU, and international students. We’re proud to have helped 533,890 students secure a full-time place at one of 391 universities and colleges across the UK.
UCAS income comes from:
UCAS Tariff Points - https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/entry-requirements/ucas-tariff-points
Is university the only option?
University is not for everyone and there are definitely other opportunities out there.
Some careers, such as accountancy, can be pursued while working and studying at the same time.
Apprenticeships are another possibility. Vacancies are listed on the National Apprenticeships Service website.
There are also degree apprenticeships - a new programme offered by some universities - which are being developed by employers, universities, and professional bodies.
Degree apprenticeships combine working with studying part-time at university and can take between three and six years to complete.
Websites such as Not Going to Uni offer a range of ideas and alternatives for those who feel university is not for them.