Welcome to SPA

SPA works closely with universities and colleges to enhance good practice, excellence and professionalism in the recruitment and selection of students to higher education. SPA promotes fair admissions by researching and disseminating good practice and advice across the HE sector.

The expertise, independence and impartiality in evidence based policy and practice has enabled us to successfully develop the connections and sector confidence to act as a broker between both makers and implementers of policy in UK HE admissions.

SPA is supported by HEFCE, UCAS, DELNI and UUK and is based in Cheltenham. We welcome your input, comments and queries.