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Our UCAS events calendar

The Plymouth University Outreach team will be attending the following UCAS conventions in 2017.  See section below:

Date Event Location
08-09 March 2017 Northern Ireland Eikon Exhibition Centre
13-14 March 2017 Surrey University of Surrey
14-15 March 2017 Manchester Manchester Central
15-16 March 2017 West London Brunel University
20 March 2017 Cornwall University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
21-22 March 2017 Exeter Westpoint Arena
23 March 2017 Hereford and Worcester University of Worcester
27-28 March 2017 London ExCel London
31 March 2017 Hampshire and Sussex Brighton Centre
03-04 April 2017 Bath University of Bath
04 April 2017 West Wales University of Wales Trinity Saint David
05 April 2017 Cardiff Cardiff Metropolitan University

Date Event Location
25-26 April 2017 East Midlands Loughborough University
27 April 2017 Dorset Bournemouth University
12-13 June 2017 Birmingham NEC Birmingham
13 June 2017 Norfolk University of East Anglia
14 June 2017 Suffolk University Campus Suffolk
14-15 June 2017 Essex University of Essex
15-16 June 2017 Merseyside University of Liverpool
19-20 June 2017 Bedfordshire University of Bedfordshire
20 June 2017 Kent and Medway University of Greenwich at Medway
21 June 2017 Cambridge Anglia Ruskin University
21 June 2017 South London University of Greenwich
22-23 June 2017 East London University of East London

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.