Our step-by-step toolkit and range of resources include useful links, videos, and checklists to help you and your students make the most of their time at a UCAS Discovery event.

This toolkit aims to help your students explore uni, apprenticeships, careers, and all kinds of possibilities after school or college. More importantly, it focuses on helping them discover what’s important to them and their future, and gives them the information and advice they need to keep moving forward with their future plans. I hope you and your students find the resources below both useful and enjoyable.

Samantha Sykes
UCAS Digital Learning Manager, and former teacher

Get the best out of your local UCAS/Discovery exhibition by following the three steps below.

Step 1 – Book your place and spread the word

Students, parents, and guardians, yourself, and your colleagues… everyone is welcome to attend UCAS/Discovery. And it all starts with registering for the event. Find your nearest venue and book your place below:

Book your place

Once you’ve registered, you’ll also need to ask your students to register individually. We’ll then send them everything they need to thrive in the event, including personalised recommendations of exhibitors to visit, talks to attend, and much more.

Step 2 – Prepare them for the event

The sooner students start exploring all the options, the more they will get out of meeting exhibitors and taking part in the live sessions on the day.

We've created a series of guides loaded with information students tell us they need to start shortlisting to have meaningful conversations. These are also a great place to start their journey of discovery:

  1. Finding your passion
  2. Is uni worth it?
  3. Finding an apprenticeship
Current students give their tips on how to decide on the right course.
Thinking of going to uni? (577.75 KB) – we get students thinking about what they may want from higher education and share more about how the UCAS Hub will help with research.

Understanding apprenticeships

Our industry guides and employer profiles include case studies, latest facts and stats, and what careers they can go on to. Explore what an apprenticeship in a particular occupation might look like with tips on how to get there, painting a clear picture of the opportunities available.

Explore apprenticeships

Step 3 – Get chatting

With all your classroom prep complete, it’s time to head to the event.

There, you’ll find everything from:

  • a designated apprenticeship zone with an interactive resource centre 
  • an adviser lounge at our larger exhibitions, with UCAS experts on-hand to answer your questions 
  • careers clinics for students at various stages of their journey, including UCAS expert advice to support their research, decision-making, and tips for making the most of their time while they’re there
  • personalised student support to highlight in-event activities and next steps based on where they’re at in their research journey

... and  more.

With so much on offer, we’ve created a handy planner to help your students plan their day, so they get their questions answered and come away with information to make informed decisions:

UCAS/Discovery planner (25.44 KB)