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?
- 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?
UCAS exhibitions 2023
Our friendly University team will be attending the following UCAS exhibitions throughout 2023.
Say hello, pick up a prospectus and have a chat to find answers to your questions and ensure you are making the right study choice...
|28 Feb-1 March
||UCAS – Manchester
||Manchester Central Convention Complex
||UCAS – Northern Ireland
||Eikon Exhibition Centre
||UCAS – East Midlands
||UCAS – Hereford & Worcester
||University of Worcester
||UCAS – London
||UCAS – Newport
||UCAS – Tees Valley
||UCAS – Liverpool
||UCAS – Norfolk
||UCAS – Suffolk
||University of Suffolk
||UCAS – West & North Yorkshire
||Leeds Beckett University
||UCAS – Sheffield
||Utilita Arena, Sheffield
||UCAS – Bedfordshire
||University of Bedfordshire
||UCAS – Tyneside
||Utilita Arena, Newcastle
||UCAS – Birmingham
||UCAS – Humberside
||University of Hull
||UCAS – Lincoln
||University of Lincoln
||UCAS – North & West Cumbria
||University of Cumbria