The exhibition, held at the ExCel centre, showcased post-18 opportunities which year 12s immersed themselves as they explored the diverse information points of future career pathways. 


On the 16th of March, crowds of schools hustled around the numerous stalls representing universities, apprenticeship programmes and career opportunities amounting to over 100. 


The event organised by the annual UCAS Discovery Exhibition, involved student and staff representatives to respond to attendees’ unlimited questions who were spoilt with endless information about personal experiences, accommodation and personal statement tips. Several high profile universities also ran stalls such as Cambridge, Kings College London and Imperial. 


It wasn’t just Russel groups however offering excellent advice.


 A student from City University says ‘I hope this event will hopefully help you choose with university you want to apply for if you’re sitting on fence. Or even if you have itching questions about studying abroad, if that’s what’s a deal breaker for you’.


Hence, being able to ask an unlimited amount of questions and talk to students one on one as opposed to just staff helped build an atmosphere of comfort which couldn’t be replicated as if it were a talk at school. Moreover, once receiving valuable information, a QR code was able to be scanned so that further updates could be sent by email. 


The day wasn't just about the serious business of careers post-18, though. It also provided an opportunity to relax and connect with fellow participants. And, of course, there were free tote bags and goodies up for grabs, sweetening the deal.

For those seeking a transformative experience and the chance to gain intel on methods to enhance you’re university application or answers to your burning questions, the UCAS exhibition is the place to be.