Admissions conference 2014

UCAS is looking forward to welcoming colleagues from the HE sector to the 20th Annual Admissions Conference this April

The conference, taking place at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, will look at topics ranging from student number controls to how to make the best use of UCAS applicant statistics.

The conference will feature:

✥ Keynote presentations from influential sector figures looking at the challenges and changes within admissions

✥ Plenary presentations, break-out sessions, business sessions and discussion groups

✥ The chance for delegates new to the conference to get together, network and meet up with UCAS staff at a hosted lunch

✥ A interactive marketplace with plenty of opportunities to meet with exhibitors relevant to HE admissions

✥ An opportunity to understand, learn about and try UCAS products and services of benefit to members

✥ The opportunity to network and ask questions, interact and exchange views with others 

Dr David Ashton, vice-president, administration and registrar, University of Surrey, and a member of the UCAS board, will speak about managing admissions in a changing environment and take a look at the 2015 cycle. 

Dr Mark Corver, head of analysis and research at UCAS, will give an overview of what UCAS’ analysis of the 2013 and 2014 cycles tells us about the key trends in demand and admissions.

Andrew Hargreaves, director of marketing communications at UCAS said: “Our sector has continued to see development and change, not least the recent announcement relating to
student number controls in England. I know that such
changes are at the forefront of many HE professionals’ minds, as they manage their work in admissions and student recruitment. 

“The admissions conference provides a unique opportunity for us to come together to discuss, explore and better understand the context in which we are operating.

“The programme for this year’s conference has been developed with contributions from many HE experts, and at UCAS we are delighted to be able to manage the delivery of this key event on behalf of the sector. From feedback, we have exported many of the features of last year’s conference into the
2014 programme, whilst continuing to innovate, ensuring all delegates have an engaging and stimulating event.”

To find out more, and to register for the event which takes place on 14–16 April, visit

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