What is a UCAS exhibition?

UCAS conventions (or exhibitions) are an opportunity to explore a variety of post-18 options in one setting (virtual or face-to-face). They're a chance to chat to university staff, find out what life's like on and off campus, and discover what else is on offer when your exams are done and dusted - volunteer work, gap year adventures, and the big wide world of work.

Meet Huddersfield University at a UCAS exhibition

Our team of friendly advisers will be on hand at many UCAS exhibitions over the coming year to answer any questions you may have about the University. See what UCAS exhibitions you can meet us at.

Book to attend a UCAS exhibition

If you attend school or college then you may have already heard about a UCAS exhibition near you. If not don't worry - you can book to attend your local exhibition at the UCAS website.

UCAS exhibitions are a great opportunity to find out about:

  • What going to university can do for you – while you’re studying and when you graduate
  • Where to study
  • What to study
  • The social life
  • The facilities and services offered by different universities 

Before you go to the exhibition, it’s important to:

  • Do some research into different universities
  • Target 10 universities that you’re interested in 

Once you’re at the exhibition:

  • Find out where the 10 universities you shortlisted are (there’s always an exhibitor map on both virtual and face-to-face events so you can spot where you need to go)
  • Ask the people representing the universities questions to find out if it sounds like your kind of place.
  • Make notes (otherwise you might forget who said what!)
  • Browse around other stands – sometimes you could spot a course or university you didn’t even know existed, but it could be the one for you!
  • Check out what seminars are on offer at the exhibition and go along to any you think might be useful
  • When attending face-to=face UCAS fairs take a bag - prospectuses are heavy!

What questions should I ask?

  • What are the entry requirements for the course I'm interested in?
  • What makes the course you offer different/special to that offered by other universities?
  • Are there any opportunities for field trips or study/work abroad?
  • Can I do a work placement as part of my course?
  • What career opportunities will be open to me?
  • Does it provide exemption from any professional examinations?
  • Does it provide a professional qualification or is it recognised by any professional bodies?
  • Do I need work experience for the course I'm interested in?

Which university?

  • Location - where is it in the UK - is it in the city or in the countryside?
  • Size - how many full-time students are there?
  • What student accommodation is available?
  • Are first year students guaranteed a place in halls?
  • What is the social life like?
  • What sports facilities do you have?
  • Is there a club or society I can join? (if you have a particular hobby/interest)
  • Travel - how easy/ cheap is it to get to and from home?
  • What student support is there?
  • What is the employability and teaching record of the University like?
  • What are the student fees?
  • Does the University have an Open Day that I can attend?