UCAS Scottish Course Vacancies: Opening Doors on Higher Education the Official Vacancy Listing for Scottish Universities and Colleges Is a Passport to Higher Education
Higgins, Tony, The Independent (London, England)
The vacancy listings which appear in the Scottish edition of The Independent are prepared by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) and are the only official listings of vacancies in Scottish universities and colleges. Any other vacancy listings should be disregarded.
Universities and colleges received Highers results for the applicants who were holding conditional offers a few days ago, and have been busy notifying UCAS of their decisions on those applicants. In the vast majority of cases, applicants should receive letters confirming their places by Tuesday 10 August.
The Association of University Teachers has called a strike on 9 and 10 August in order to hit the admissions process. This action is meant to affect the "old", or pre-1992, universities - Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Herriot-Watt, Glasgow and Strathclyde - but it is not clear how strong the action will be. Fortunately, there will have been three days from the publication of results to the start of any strike, so that the large part of any admissions activity will have been concluded by the time strike action is due to take place.
To use the listings you should first check with the university or college from where you are holding an offer whether it is likely that you will be accepted. If not you will need to go into Clearing. If you feel you want to get a university place in Scotland for the 1999/2000 academic year, and you know what courses you wish to target, then look through the vacancy listings and ring those universities or colleges in which you are interested. …