University Exhibitions

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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 university 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 the next round of university exhibitions ready to answer your questions and help you decide if the #TheUCLanExperience is right for you.

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

Prospective students

1. You need to register in advance for any of the university exhibitions you wish to attend via the following links: UCAS | UK Universities | What Career. 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 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

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

As well as information on the universities themselves, university 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.

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FIND US AT THE FOLLOWING 2020 University Exhibitions:

UCLan Programme University Exhibition Location
24th - 25th February UCAS Surrey - University of Surrey Guildford
26th -27th February UCAS Northern Ireland - Eikon Exhibition Centre Lisburn
28th February UK Uni Search London
3rd - 4th March UCAS Manchester - Manchester Central Convention Complex Manchester
4th March UK Uni Search Leeds
11th - 12th March UCAS West London - Brunel University Uxbridge
13th March UCAS Sussex - The Brighton Centre Brighton
13th March UK Uni Search Sheffield
19th March UCAS Hereford and Worcester - University of Worcester Arena Worcester
23rd - 24th March UCAS London - ExCel London London
25th March UCAS Lincolnshire - University of Lincoln Lincoln
27th March UCAS Kent - Kent Event Centre Maidstone
23rd - 24th April UCAS East Midlands - University of Derby Derby
28th April UCAS Hampshire - University of Winchester Winchester
29th April UCAS Tees Valley - Teesside University Middlesbrough
30th April UCAS Tyneside - Utilita Arena Newcastle Upon Tyne
1st May UCAS North and West Cumbria - University of Cumbria Carlisle
2nd -3rd June UCAS East London - University of East London London
4th June UCAS South London - St Mary's University London
5th June UCAS Staffordshire - Staffordshire University Stoke-on-Trent
11th June UCAS Suffolk - University of Suffolk Ipswich
Mid June - tbc Isle of Man - Ballarkermeen High School Douglas
15th June UCAS Humberside - University of Hull Hull
16th - 17th June UCAS West and North Yorkshire - Leeds Beckett University Leeds
18th June UCAS Essex - University of Essex Colchester
18th June UCAS Sheffield - FlyDSA Arena Sheffield
22nd - 23rd June UCAS Birmingham - NEC Birmingham Birmingham
25th - 26th June UCAS Bedfordshire - The University of Bedfordshire Bedford
29th June UCAS North Wales - Eirias Park Conwy
30th June UCAS Norfolk - Easton Sports Centre Norwich
1st July UCAS Liverpool - ACC Liverpool Liverpool
2nd July UCAS Lancashire - Edge Hill University Liverpool