Create your future Manchester 2022

Date and location
22 – 23 November 2022, Manchester Central, Manchester
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A unique face-to-face experience with hundreds of creative courses, apprenticeships, and careers in design, music, and the performing arts – all under one roof at Create your future.

Explore hundreds of creative courses, apprenticeships, and careers in design, music, and the performing arts – all under one roof at Create your future. 

Get inspired and find out what your future in the creative industry could look like – chat to current students, industry specialists, and course leaders, and get expert guidance and your questions answered. If you’re interested in a creative career, this event will help you decide on your next steps. 

  • Speak to course experts and explore hundreds of course options  

  • Watch live performances by current students 

  • Get involved in creative workshops 

  • Take part in student talks and live Q&As with industry experts 

  • Meet current students and apprentices - find out what uni, conservatoire and apprenticeship life’s really like 

  • Meet unis, conservatoires, employers and colleges! 

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Opening times

Tue 22 November 2022 - 10:00 to 15:00
Wed 23 November 2022 - 10:00 to 15:00
“I liked being able to hear talented students sing or perform on stage during the exhibition, and also nearly all universities brought graduate students for certain subjects to allow us to ask questions, since they have already experienced the course.”

Our top picks

With live performances, workshops, and talks throughout the day, there’s loads to get involved in.  

Highlights of what’s on... 

• Taster subject sessions 

• How to be successful in creative industries 

• Portfolio know-how workshops 

• Creative practitioners share their secrets 

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“Talking to tutors and students and understanding the courses and the unis all in one place. Everyone was very helpful, and I really loved all the bands that played. Great atmosphere.”

Get on-the-spot careers advice on the UCAS stand

Speak with a Careers Consultant 

Whether you’re trying to figure out the career for you, what training you should do or are on the hunt for an apprenticeship, help is at hand. You can talk to a Careers Consultant with extensive experience working with young people and graduates from creative courses. They will help you identify what makes you happy and empower you to do what you love!  

Student

I think that students need to have more and more experiences like this one, it's really beneficial because you get to talk with lecturers from all around the UK, you get to know about the colleges and so on. I really appreciate the experience.

Find out more from employers, 80+ unis, colleges, and conservatoires

Over 80 unis, colleges, conservatoires, and national and international employers, will be there. Speak to subject specialists and admissions experts at the event, get advice and support on how to find the creative course and career that is right for you. 

Visit stands, ask questions, and find out more about what is out there. 

See who's there

Student

Create Your Future helped me develop a grasp of the environment I would like to work in, as well as the type of people I might encounter.

Opening times

22 November: 10:00 - 15:00

23 November: 10:00 - 15:00

Contact us

Visitor bookings and ticket queries:
01242 544808