UCAS conventions

UCAS Conventions

In 2017 we will be attending Higher Education Conventions across the country. Come and speak to representatives from Swansea University about the subject areas you're interested in.

Date

Convention

Venue

8-9 March

Northern Ireland

Eikon Exhibition Centre

13-14 March

Surrey

University of Surrey, Surrey Sports Park

14-15 march

Manchester

Manchester Central Convention Complex

15-16 March

West London

Brunel University London

20 March

Cornwall

University of Exeter/Falmouth University, Penryn Campus

20 March

North East Wales

Wrexham Glyndwr University, Wrexham Campus

21-22 March

Exeter

Westpoint Arena

23 March

Hereford and Worcestershire

University of Worcester

27-28 March

London

ExCel London

31 March

Hampshire and Sussex

Brighton Centre

3 April

Noth West Wales

Bangor University

3-4 April

Bath

University of Bath

4 April

West Wales

University of Wales Trinity St David, Carmarthen Campus

5 April

Cardiff

Cardiff Metropolitan University

6 April

Tees Valley

Teesside University

19 April

Lincolnshire

University of Lincoln, Brayford Campus

25-26 April

East Midlands

Loughborough University  

27 April

Dorset

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

9 June

Staffordshire

Staffordshire University, Stoke Campus

12-13 June

Birmingham

NEC Birmingham

13 June

Norfolk

University of East Anglia

14 June

Suffolk

University of Suffolk 

14-15 June

Essex

University of Essex, Colchester Campus

15-16 June

Merseyside

University of Liverpool

16 June

Sheffield

Sheffield Arena

19-20 June

Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus

20 June 

Kent and Medway 

University of Greenwich at Medway, Medway Campus  

21 June

Cambridgeshire

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

21 June

South London

University of Greenwich, Greenwich Campus

22-23 June

East London

University of East London, Docklands Campus

26 June

Humberside

University of Hull

27-28 June

West and North Yorkshire

Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus

29 June

Lancashire

Edge Hill University, Ormskirk Campus

29 June

Tyneside

Metro Radio Arena

30 June

North and West Cumbria

The Sands Centre

 

You can book your place to attend any of the above conventions through the UCAS website here

Top tips for students attending UCAS conventions

  • Be selective. Make a short list of universities you are interested in and look at their website in advance. If possible, make a note of their stand number too.
  • Be prepared. Think of what you need to know in advance and prepare some questions. Don’t forget to ask about location, transport links, accommodation and the social life.
  • Don’t pick up every prospectus! If a University does not offer any courses you are interested in, you don’t need to pick up their prospectus, it will only end up in the bin!
  • Attend the talks. UCAS fairs will have talks on Student Finance, How to Apply, Student Life and many other topics. Check the convention guide or website for details on times and locations.
  • Speak to the staff. Each university will have a member of staff on the stand who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
  • Pick up a bag! Prospectuses tend to be quite large and heavy, so if you want to carry a lot you’ll need a bag. Stop by the Swansea University stand to pick one up!
  • Try to plan your time so you can see every university you want to. But don’t worry if you can’t get to everyone, you will be able to order a prospectus and find out other information on the university’s website.
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