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Our UCAS events calendar

The University of Plymouth Outreach team will be attending the following UCAS conventions in 2019.

Event Date Location
Bedfordshire 20–21 June University of Bedfordshire
Birmingham 24–25 June NEC
Bristol 11 March UWE
Cambridge 17 June Anglia Ruskin University
Cardiff 10 April Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cornwall 22 March Royal Agricultural Showground
Dorset 24 April Bournemouth University
East London 18–19 June University of East London
East Midlands 7 March De Montfort University
Essex 13 June University of Essex
Exeter 19–20 March Westpoint
Hampshire 2 May University of Winchester
Hereford and Worcester 21 March University of Worcester
Kent 15 March Kent Event Centre
Liverpool 14 June Liverpool ACC
London 25–26 March ExCel
Manchester 5 March Manchester Central
Norfolk 11 June University of East Anglia
Northern Ireland 27–28 February Eikon Exhibition Centre
Sheffield   21 June Sheffield Arena
Staffordshire 7 June Staffordshire University
Suffolk 6 June University of Suffolk
Surrey 25–26 February University of Surrey
Sussex 25 April Brighton Centre
Tyneside 30 April Metro Radio Arena
West London 13–14 March Brunel University
West Wales 9 April University of Wales Trinity St David

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.