Mary Curnock Cook Ucas Agr

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Slides from the presentation by Mary Curnock Cook of UCAS for the \'What makes a top university?\' seminar at the AGR Conference, July 2010

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    1. 1. Association of Graduate Recruiters Conference, Newport 2010 Success in a rapidly changing landscape What makes a “top” university seminar Demographic overview of changes in HE Mary Curnock Cook Chief Executive Officer
    2. 2. Higher education in context ▪ Unprecedented demand ▫ Applications increasing; but no increase in HE places ▫ Increased competition – average Tariff offer increased by 7 points ▫ Average offer is just over 280 points equivalent to BBC at A level ▪ Funding for higher education ▫ Fees review ▪ Curriculum reform and development
    3. 3. The 2010 cycle UCAS applicants and accepts 800,000 700,000 78.56% 77.63% 77.35% 75.31% 600,000 77.68% 77.20% 77.57% 500,000 66.17% 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Applicants Accepts Acceptance rate Source: UCAS Statistics
    4. 4. The changing profile of accepted applicants ▪ Domicile 1999 Accepts 2009 Accepts UK EU (ex UK) Non EU UK EU (ex UK) Non EU Source: UCAS Statistics Unit
    5. 5. The changing profile of accepted applicants ▪ Age profile 1999 Accepts 2009 Accepts 20 and under 21 to 24 20 and under 21 to 24 25 to 39 40 and over 25 to 39 40 and over Source: UCAS Statistics Unit
    6. 6. The changing profile of accepted applicants ▪ Ethnicity profile 1999 known Ethnicity (UK- 2009 known Ethnicity (UK- domiciled only) domiciled only) White Black Asian Other White Black Asian Mixed Other Source: UCAS Statistics Unit
    7. 7. The changing profile of accepted applicants 1999 Accepts 2009 Accepts (UK domiciled) (UK domiciled) 27.0% 67.6% 37.1% 49.8% 4.9% 0.6% 11.4% 1.7% A Level no BTEC A Level & BTEC A Level no BTEC A Level & BTEC BTEC no A Level Other quals BTEC no A Level Other quals Source: UCAS Statistics
    8. 8. The 2009 cycle – a review 18-19 year old UK-domiciled accepts by Mission Group 2009 100.0% 80.0% 60.0% 40.0% % No A level % A level 20.0% 0.0% Source: UCAS Statistics
    9. 9. The changing profile of accepted applicants Distance travelled (UK domiciled acceptances) - proportion 0.45 0.4 0.35 0.3 0.25 0.2 0.15 0.1 0.05 0 >0 and <= >=25 and <= >=50 and <= >=75 and <= >=100 and >=125 and >=150 and >=175 miles 24 miles 49 miles 74 miles 99 miles <=124 miles <=149 miles <=174 miles 1999 2009 Source: UCAS Statistics Unit
    10. 10. The (changing) profile of accepted applicants ▪ Accepted applicants (17-19 year olds, UK domiciled) 200,000 86.6% 180,000 84.2% 83.6% 160,000 82.3% 140,000 84.7% 79.0% 83.5% 120,000 81.1% 100,000 77.8% 80,000 60,000 40,000 72.4% 20,000 0 Further Grammar School Independent Other State Education School 1999 2009 1999 rate 2009 rate Source: UCAS Statistics Unit
    11. 11. 2010 cycle figures Choices by previous education (UK 18-19 yr olds only) – 15 Jan 2010 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 0.0% Russell Group All Source: UCAS Statistics
    12. 12. What makes a top university? ▫ Quality of accepted students? ▫ Quality of teaching? ▫ Low drop out rates? ▫ High results? ▫ NSS results? ▫ Career outcomes?
    13. 13. UCAS Mission To deliver admission services that help applicants make: ▪ The right choices ▪ For the right reasons ▪ With the right outcomes
    14. 14. Model of information and advice Who Schools, colleges Pre-applicants and applicants parents & advisors A personalised information service for all learners: What • tailored information to meet the wide and varying needs of learner groups • an advocate for the benefits of higher education Facilitating better decision making for potential HE applicants, by: How • Providing information and advice based on robust, up to date data and research on HE options • Providing statistics and insight based on relevant, current and historic data • Helping applicants understand the currency of different qualifications for progression to HE • Connecting learners to each other, to institutions, and to trusted sources of advice For individuals: For member institutions: UCAS services are free to applicants UCAS helps provide applicants who Benefits and advisors, and provide a guided are better informed and matched to route to career planning HE course requirements Continually evolving products and services to meet learner needs
    15. 15. UCAS services ▪ UCAS.com ▪ Yougo ▪ Unistats ▪ Entry profiles ▪ Tariff
    16. 16. Questions Mary Curnock Cook Chief Executive Officer  01242 544 996  m.curnockcook@ucas.ac.uk

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