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The cancellation of A-level exams and the impact of the pandemic on prospective students means that Covid-19 has had implications for the undergraduate student recruitment process for the upcoming 2020–21 academic year.

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Admissions Q&A

Key questions answered on the implications for the cancellation of UK school exams on university admissions.
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Ensuring a fair admissions process

As part of a wider package of measures, UUK has proposed a set of principles for how the sector can put student interest at the heart of admissions decision-making.


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UUK response to government's higher education restructuring plan

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Universities UK has responded to the government's announcement on the higher education restructuring plan

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UUK response to latest UCAS data on applicant offers and student deferrals

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