1. Download the exhibition guide
Visit the UCAS website and download the event and floor plan for the higher education exhibition you’re attending. This will help you plan your time and allows you to view available seminars.
2. Shortlist universities and institute you’d like to visit
If you’re not sure, write down what subjects you’re interested in and research which institutes offer relevant courses.
3. Prepare questions
Think about what you want to know and what’s important to you. For example, do you want to stay close to your home? Do you want work experience built into the course?
Thinking about these questions will help you when comparing options later on.
WHEN YOU'RE THERE
1. Ask questions
UCAS exhibitors are used to answering a whole range of questions about uni life so don’t be afraid to ask - that’s what they are there for.
2. Collect a prospectus
Make sure you grab a prospectus from any exhibitors that take your fancy, and if they really impress you, why not sign up for information so you can learn more.
1. Read through prospectuses and research
Have a debrief and browse through some of the prospectuses you collected. You can even start a pros/cons list and write down any questions you still have.
2. Attend an Open Day
Before applying, it’s imperative that you attend an Open Day to see whether the institute and its campus is suited to you. It’s also a great opportunity to meet current students and lecturers and gain first-hand information about the course on offer.
UPCOMING UCAS FAIRS
If you’re interested in studying a creative media subject, come and chat to the SAE team at these upcoming UCAS fairs:
9 June 2017
|UCAS Staffordshire, Staffordshire University|
|12-13 June 2017||UCAS Birmingham|
|14-15 June 2017||UCAS Essex, University of Essex|
|14 June 2017||UCAS Suffolk, University Campus Suffolk|
|15-16 June 2017||Isle of Man Higher Education Fair|
|15-16 June 2017||UCAS Merseyside, University of Liverpool|
|16 June 2017||UCAS Sheffield, Sheffield Arena|
|19-20 June 2017||UCAS Bedfordshire, The University of Bedfordshire|
|20 June 2017||UCAS Kent and Medway, University of Greenwich at Medway|
|21 June 2017||UCAS Cambridgeshire, Anglia Ruskin University|
|21 June 2017||UCAS South London, University of Greenwich|
|22-23 June 2017||UCAS East London, University of East London|
27-28 June 2017
|UCAS West and North Yorkshire, Leeds Beckett University|