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UCLan UCAS Exhibiton Team

Choosing a university is a big deal. Right course, right place, right facilities, right career path, right fit for you…

There’s a lot to get right. Which is why it’s a brilliant idea to come along to a UCAS exhibition this summer and check out as many universities as you can – including the University of Central Lancashire!

You’ll find a team from UCLan at thirty three UCAS exhibitions – dates and locations listed below – ready to answer your questions and help you decide if the #TheUCLanExperience is right for you.

Our top tips for getting the most out of a UCAS exhibition

Prospective students

1. You need to register in advance at - don’t forget to bring your ticket on the day, as you can scan it to receive extra information from your favourite universities.

2. Think ahead. Decide which universities you’d really like to talk to and draw up a list of questions in advance. Your questions shouldn’t just be academic – it’s just as important to find out about things like facilities and nightlife.

3. Download the guide and floorplan for the exhibition you’re attending before you go, so you can plan your day.

4. Download the prospectuses of the universities you particularly like the look of before you go, or request a copy in the post. You’ll be able to pick up copies at the exhibition – but they’re heavy!

Order a UCLan Prospectus

5. Don’t just gather leaflets – talk to people on the stands. It’s what they’re there for and it will make your decision-making process much easier.

6. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a strong bag. The exhibitions are huge and you can bet that the universities you want to see will be at different ends of the venue. You’ll be bombarded with free gifts and leaflets, so a sturdy bag is a must.

7. Food and drink at exhibitions can be expensive and the queues aren’t funny. Bring snacks…

As well as information on the universities themselves, UCAS exhibitions are a great way to discover career paths and courses you might not have thought about, and get information on student finance, career planning, gap years and more.

We hope to see you over the summer!



Date Event Venue
2-3 March Manchester Manchester Central
9-10 March Hampshire and Isle of Wight University of Portsmouth
9-10 March Northern Ireland Eikon Complex
14-15 March Bristol University of the West of England, Exhibition Conference Centre
14-15 March Surrey University of Surrey, Manor Park Campus
16-17 March West London Brunel University London
17 March Hereford and Worcester University of Worcester
18 March Hertfordshire Wodson Park
21 March North East Wales Glyndwr University, Wrexham Campus
21-22 March Sussex University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus
23 March Cardiff Cardiff Metropolitan University, National Indoor Athletics Centre
11 April Cornwall University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
12-13 April Exeter WestPoint Arena
13 April Lincolnshire University of Lincoln, Brayford Campus
18-19 April London ExCel London
20-21 April East Midlands University of Derby, Derby Campus
27 April Tees Valley Teesside University, Middlesbrough Campus
28 April Tyneside Northumbria University, City Campus
13-14 June Merseyside University of Liverpool, Central Campus
14 June Humberside University of Hull, Hull Campus
15 June North West Wales Bangor University
15-16 June West and North Yorkshire University of Bradford, City Campus
17 June Sheffield Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
20-21 June Bedfordshire The University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus
20-21 June Kent and Medway University of Greenwich at Medway, Medway Campus
22 June Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus
22 June South London University of Greenwich, Greenwich Campus
23 June East London University of East London, Docklands Campus
23-24 June Essex University of Essex, Colchester Campus
27-28 June Birmingham NEC Birmingham
29 June Staffordshire Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent Campus
30 June Lancashire Edge Hill University, Ormskirk Campus
1 July North and West Cumbria The Sands Centre, Carlisle 


UCLan Mini Guide UCAS Exhibition