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Information Session on PQA

By CPD, Further Education, Higher Education, information, Professional Learning, UCAS

The UK government is currently consulting about plans that could significantly change our young people who apply to universities both north and south of the border. SLS is holding an information webinar, chaired by Jim Thewliss, General Secretary on the Post Qualification Applications (PQA) proposals. It is vital that, if there are changes nobody will be disadvantaged. The proposed reform will change the way UCAS applications are completed and there would be knock-on effects for Scottish young people, staff and school calendars. The purpose of the webinar is to identify the advantages and disadvantages of PQA and to explore how a new system will affect Scotland’s educational system. A variety of invited speakers will highlight what they see as the headline issues of PQA, after which there will be an opportunity for questions and further discussion. Opinions expressed at the webinar will form the basis for the SLS response to the formal consultation and will be used in future discussions with Scottish Government Officials.

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This event is free to all SLS members



By Higher Education, information, UCAS

Attention all UCAS correspondents

 UCAS adviser portal launches Tuesday 19 March replacing Apply for advisers and Adviser Track for your 2020 cohort.  UCAS will email correspondents to confirm when it’s live and provide them with all the information needed to register, sign in, and start setting up their centre’s account details for the 2020 cycle. In the meantime here’s a reminder of what correspondents need to do, and how they can prepare


 Adviser Portal twilight live demo in Glasgow and Edinburgh (19 and 20 March respectively) – don’t miss the chance to get a live demo and ask questions face-to-face. Book now to join us at your local regional twilight roadshow.

Commissioner for Fair Access – 2017 Annual Report – Laying the Foundations for Fair Access

By Higher Education

Please find below a link to the Commissioner for Fair Access’ first annual report which was published this morning at 9.30. The Commissioner would like you to have sight of this along with the accompanying press release, also below.

Fair Access Commissioner sets a challenge to all: be bolder to achieve fair access