I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace in Gliwice (IB School 006264) has become a registered UCAS Centre (there are only few schools - centres in Poland).
It means our students - applicants to British universities can make their application through our school and an experienced teacher - UCAS advisor, who graduated from a British university, provides advice and guidance at every stage of the process from. (i.e. when the application is ready we send it to UCAS).
More information about UCAS:

What is UCAS?

First of all, let's unpick what UCAS does. UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It's the centralised service that students use to apply to university. Basically, pretty much everyone who wants to study an undergraduate degree in the UK will have to apply through UCAS. They have a thorough and genial monopoly over the university application systems in the UK.

If anything, UCAS is the higher education cupid. Think of UCAS as an online dating service: through it you can select and apply to universities, the universities take your proposal and decide whether or not to offer you a place. It's all about helping students find the right university and helping universities find the right students.

Students use UCAS's online services, namely its 'Apply' function, to put together and send off their university applications. It's pretty much all done online, so you don't have to flap around with bits of paper. Essentially, they are there to make sure your application to university runs smoothly.

(source: http://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers-advice/ucas/what-is-ucas, accessed on 27 Oct 2013)

What does being a UCAS centre mean?

Being a UCAS centre means that applicants will be able to make their UCAS application through us and be able to manage all of the applications linked to our centre while also provide advice and guidance at every stage of the process.

The benefits of being a UCAS centre:

Registered centres have unique access to applications, both during the application process and once they have been sent to UCAS. Some of the benefits are outlined below.


  • Experienced and qualified advisors will help you.
  • Review and suggest corrections to applicants at every application stage.
  • Control of creating and/or adding the reference, regardless of its source.
  • Universities and colleges can easily identify your centre as the source of an application.
  • Access to where applicants are in the application process.
  • Follow applications throughout the application cycle process and provide advice accordingly

(source: http://www.xtmpi.ac.cy/educational-services.php?sr=12, accessed on 27 Oct 2013)

11 students who made their applications through our school UCAS centre accepted the offers and now study at the following universities:

Newcastle University       Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London       German and Hispanic Studies
The University of Manchester       Geology
The University of Manchester       Fashion and Textile Retailing
The University of Manchester       Chinese Studies
Cardiff University       Law and Criminology LLB
Coventry University       Business Studies
University of Glasgow       Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Many more students received the offers from British universities (for example from King's College London) but for various reasons decided to study either in the Netherlands, Germany or Poland.