What is a UCAS Convention?
They're for those thinking about their options post-18 education. There are approximately 50 UCAS exhibitions to attend across the UK every year and are free of charge to attend. It's a great opportunity to consider the next steps and look at future options as well as a chance to ask questions, gather information and be inspired.
Cardiff UCAS Event - For the last 15 years we have hosted the annual Cardiff higher education exhibition, which is held at our Cyncoed Campus in the National Indoor Athletic Centre.
It welcomes over 7,000 prospective students each year from different schools, colleges and individuals who are interested in progressing on to Higher Education. Over 120 universities and colleges are represented at this event along with a range of exhibitors including Gap Year organisations, professional bodies, student money advisors and commercial companies.
Our Schools and Colleges Team attend events like this all around the UK. Our staff will represent Cardiff Metropolitan University at the UCAS events over the year talking to students, parents or guardians, as well as School or College staff about the courses we offer, what it's like to be a student, as well as any other questions you might have about Higher Education.
Tips for attending:
Have a chat- about your options before you go with either a tutor, careers advisor, parent or guardian.
Make a shortlist-What courses you would like to study before arriving, as it might seem overwhelming.
Prepare-Make sure you get all the information about the University and courses you're interested in, think about what is most important to you and try and ask questions on this.
Seminars-Check to see if there are any that you would like to attend.
Talk to- as many exhibitors as possible. Ask about entry requirements, student life, open days, accommodation and anything else you might want to know.
Notes-Make sure you get down some of the information you are given.
At home again-Follow up with more research, look back through your notes, the prospectuses, websites and once you have narrowed the choice down go and visit on an open day.