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Our UCAS events calendar

The University of Plymouth Outreach team will be attending the following UCAS conventions in 2018.  See section below:

Date Event Location 
28–1 February/March 2018 Northern Ireland Eikon Exhibition Centre 
5–6 March 2018 Sussex Brighton Centre 
12–13 March 2018 Surrey University of Surrey 
13–14 March 2018 Manchester Manchester Central 
14–15 March 2018 West London Brunel University London
19 March 2018 Cornwall Penryn University Campus 
20–21 March 2018 Exeter   Westpoint Centre 
22 March 2018 Hereford and Worcester University of Worcester
27 March 2018 West Wales University of Wales Trinity Saint David
28 March 2018 Cardiff Cardiff Metropolitan University
28 March Dorset  Bournemouth University
11–12 April 2018 Bristol University of West of England
18–19 April 2018 London ExCel London
 26–27 April 2018 Hampshire University of Winchester

Date Event Location 
30 April 2018 Kent Kent Event Centre
8 June 2018 Staffordshire Staffordshire University
12 June 2018 Suffolk University of Suffolk
13 June 2018 Norfolk University of East Anglia
13–14 June 2018 Merseyside University of Liverpool
14–15 June 2018 East Midlands Nottingham Trent University
19 June 2018 South London Goldsmiths, University of London
20 June 2018 Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University
20–21 June 2018 Essex University of Essex
25–26 June 2018 Birmingham NEC
26–27 June 2018 East London University of East London
28–29 June 2018 Bedfordshire The University of Bedfordshire

Our workshops

The route into higher education can be complicated for some students. Within our presentations, we aim to provide students with different perspectives and advice on specific areas.

The talks below are available to students in the first and second year of sixth form or college. We recommend the complete programme, starting with choosing a course and university in the first year and working through the programme to finance and budgeting.

Talks usually last for 30-60 minutes, with time for questions and an interactive exercise. Get in touch to find out about booking any of these sessions or arranging a programme of presentations.

Our talks and presentations 

  • Choosing a degree and university - The step into higher education is a big one. Getting on the right path is crucial to a student's performance and success, both academically and in future life. This talk offers students advice on how to choose the right course and university for them, giving tips on how to research effectively and where to find useful information.
  • Student life There are many preconceived ideas about what a typical day in the life of a student is like, and we aim to give the real picture. Presented by one or more of our student ambassadors, the student life talk is an important aspect of your students' self-discovery. We offer advice and guidance on all aspects of student life, from doing the weekly shop to managing time and workload.
  • UCAS and personal statements - The application process can seem like a daunting prospect, but with a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and a university perspective, we hope to demystify and reassure students and staff alike. Using information straight from our admissions tutors, we give tips and hints to help students construct a successful personal statement. An interactive exercise helps students promote their skills and achievements.

  • Choosing between offers - Once students have started to receive their university offers the next stage of the decision process can be difficult for them; choosing their firm and insurance universities. The aim of this talk is to provide tips and advice on how to make the right decisions for them, and includes information about important dates and how to respond via the UCAS website.  
  • Finance and budgeting - Student funding is often a worry for prospective students. This talk offers advice regarding tuition fees, student loans, scholarships and the application process. Our budgeting game lets them try out money management first hand.
  • Subject talks - With strengths across a wide breadth of subjects, Plymouth University offers a wide range of expertise. Accompanied by academic staff, we can present more detailed information on specific courses should your students have a particular area of interest.

Attending your higher education or careers fair

Higher education or careers fairs provide an excellent opportunity for students to talk informally to university staff, pick up a prospectus and have any specific questions answered. We attend many higher education and careers fairs organised by schools and colleges throughout the academic year. Due to our regional contacts and support we can now attend fairs across the country, subject to staff availability. Our calendar fills up fast with higher education fairs, so contact us with details of your event as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Email us at outreach@plymouth.ac.uk, or if you know your regional contact please feel free to email them directly.