UCAS/Discovery

Date and location
20 – 21 April 2021

Opening times

Tue 20 April 2021 to Wed 21 April 2021

Be inspired. Get advice. Find your path. Watch live or on-demand. Welcome to UCAS/Discovery. Your future starts here…

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At UCAS/Discovery you can explore all kinds of possibilities. Get stuck in and open your mind to a world of opportunities.  

This is an unmissable chance for you to explore your options and decide your future.

Join us live between 10:00 and 18:00 (UK time) to:
  • explore over 100 UK universities
  • get inspiration and explore different career opportunities
  • understand if an apprenticeship is right for you
  • take part in live sessions and get your questions answered by the experts
  • get practical help on personal statements, accommodation, student loans, and more
  • hear from real students

Here's a taster of what's in store...

UCAS Discovery Student VoiceUCAS Discovery - Inspiration zone

UCAS Discovery - Live loungeUCAS Discovery - Discover careers

UCAS Discovery - Discover universitiesUCAS Discovery - Support zone

‘Taking control of your future’ with Dr Alex George

Dr Alex George

Hear how Dr Alex’s life decisions and challenges led him to Love Island, the frontline, and now Number 10 Downing Street.

Whatever you’re thinking, Dr Alex will be joining us live to help you break it down by reflecting on his life decisions, how he overcame the challenges he faced, and why it’s so important to look after yourself along the way, wherever life takes you next.

Listen in, ask questions live, and start to take control of your future.

 

'What I wish I knew when choosing my uni' with YouTuber and Oxford Uni student, Eve Bennett

From A levels to the University of Oxford, an internship in Berlin, and now aspiring journalist. Eve will be reflecting on the decisions she made after school and college – the highs, the lows, and how they have led her to today. But most importantly, what advice she would give her younger self if she was to do it all again. A tell-all session and must-see for those of you about to embark on your journey to university.

 

Watch live...

20 April
Time Title Speaker Overview
10:00 Taking control of your future with Dr Alex Dr Alex Ready to hit reset and start looking forward? It’s time to open your mind to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. To get excited again. And take control of your future…From Love Island, to frontline hero, to Youth Mental Health Ambassador, to the government, Dr Alex will be sharing his journey to Number 10, the challenges he faced along the way, and most importantly, how he overcame them. Great ready to feel inspired and start making choices with confidence!
11:00 How to start researching what’s right for you  UCAS Uni. Apprenticeships. Gap years. There are lots of options available after school or college. To help you break it down, Sam will be sharing her expert hints and tips – where to begin, what to consider, and how to figure out what’s important to you and your future.
12:00 Choosing the right university for you University of Falmouth and Goldsmiths University, London  Over 300 UK unis you say? Now that’s a lot of choice. To get an idea of the sorts of things you should be considering and a flavour of what’s on offer, join our panel of guest unis to talk courses, accommodation, student support, campus facilities, and more.
13:00 Engineering Discovery taster session  The Dyson

Institute of Technology and Engineering

Looking to try before you apply? This series of short 20-25 minute taster lectures are the perfect way to get to know what it’s like to study the subjects you’re interested in, and whether uni could be the right path for you. Once you’ve experienced what a uni lecture is really like, ask lecturers about the types of projects you’ll be working on, assessment methods, placement opportunities… anything to help you get to know your choices better.
14:00 Writing your personal statement  UCAS Let's get personal about personal statements! Learn how to write a killer opening line, keep your reader hooked, and finish with a closing line to remember. Our experts are on hand to answer your questions.
15:00 The students' guide TBC Enough of the prospectus. Find out what life at uni is really like from our line-up of university students. They’ll be sharing their stories, experiences and more, as they discuss student life. It’s your chance to ask questions and get the uncut version of life as a student.
16:00 Psychology Discovery taster session  Solent University, Southampton Looking to try before you apply? This series of short 20-25 minute taster lectures are the perfect way to get to know what it’s like to study the subjects you’re interested in, and whether uni could be the right path for you. Once you’ve experienced what a uni lecture is really like, ask lecturers about the types of projects you’ll be working on, assessment methods, placement opportunities… anything to help you get to know your choices better.
17:00 How to land your dream job  Perlego Meet an employer to discuss the secrets of a successful career! Find out what skills employers are looking for, what to do if you’re lacking experience, and how to recession proof your career path. Listen in, ask questions, and get advice directly from industry experts to help shape your choices.

 

21 April
Time Title Speaker Overview
10:00 How to start researching what’s right for you  UCAS Uni. Apprenticeships. Gap years. There are lots of options available after school or college. To help you break it down, Sam will be sharing her expert hints and tips – where to begin, what to consider, and how to figure out what’s important to you and your future.
10:40 English language and linguistics Discovery taster session University of Winchester Looking to try before you apply? This series of short 20-25 minute taster lectures are the perfect way to get to know what it’s like to study the subjects you’re interested in and whether uni could be the right path for you. Once you’ve experienced what a uni lecture is really like, ask lecturers about the types of projects you’ll be working on, assessment methods, placement opportunities… anything to help you get to know your choices better.
11:20

What I wish I knew when choosing my uni

Eve Bennett From A levels to the University of Oxford, an internship in Berlin, and now aspiring journalist. Eve will be reflecting on the decisions she made after school and college – the highs, the lows, and how they have led her to today. But most importantly, what advice she would give her younger self if she was to do it all again. A tell-all session and must-see for those of you about to embark on your journey to university.
12:00  Media Discovery taster session  Solent University, Southampton Looking to try before you apply? This series of short 20-25 minute taster lectures are the perfect way to get to know what it’s like to study the subjects you’re interested in and whether uni could be the right path for you. Once you’ve experienced what a uni lecture is really like, ask lecturers about the types of projects you’ll be working on, assessment methods, placement opportunities… anything to help you get to know your choices better.
13:00 Choosing the right university for you ACM, ESCP, and Greenwich University, London Over 300 UK unis you say? Now that’s a lot of choice. To get an idea of the sorts of things you should be considering and a flavour of what’s on offer, join our panel of guest unis to talk courses, accommodation, student support, campus facilities, and more.
14:00 Simple steps to applying  UCAS Get to know the simple steps of applying, and be ready for uni applications opening this May. From researching and choosing the right course, to starting your application and making sure it stands out, we’ll be covering all the essential need to knows. 
15:00 Students' guide: university vs. apprenticeship TBC Wondering which choice is right for you? Join us as we weigh up the pros and cons with current students and apprentices, and uncover why they made the choices they did. Hear about their experiences, what they have planned for their next steps, and get your questions answered, live. It’s the perfect chance to find out if either of these two options could be your ticket to getting a degree. 
16:00 Biology Discovery taster session  University of Southampton Looking to try before you apply? This series of short 20-25 minute taster lectures are the perfect way to get to know what it’s like to study the subjects you’re interested in and whether uni could be the right path for you. Once you’ve experienced what a uni lecture is really like, ask lecturers about the types of projects you’ll be working on, assessment methods, placement opportunities… anything to help you get to know your choices better.
17:00 Student finance TBC In the dark when it comes to student finance? Join us to find out all there is to know on the subject, including what support is available, how student loans work, and when and how to apply.

You'll meet...

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Accenture
  • The Academy of Contemporary Music
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • University of the Arts London
  • University Centre Askham Bryan
  • Aston University
  • Bakkavor
  • Bangor University
  • University of Bath
  • Bath Spa University
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • BIMM Institute
  • Newman University
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • University Centre Bishop Burton
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • UWE Bristol
  • British Airways
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Cambridge
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • City, University of London
  • CGI
  • Coventry University
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee
  • Durham University
  • The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • University of East London
  • Edge Hill University
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Escape Studios (Part of Pearson College London)
  • ESCP Business School
  • University of Essex
  • Falmouth University
  • FTA Global
  • Fujitsu
  • The Glasgow School of Art
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Greenwich
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Harper Adams University
  • Hereford College of Arts
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • ICAEW
  • ICMP - The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
  • IE University
  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University
  • University of Kent
  • King's College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • The University of Law
  • Leeds Arts University
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of London Institute in Paris
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London Film Academy
  • LMA
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Loughborough College
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The University of Manchester
  • MetFilm School
  • Middlesex University
  • Morrisons
  • New College of the Humanities
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Northampton
  • Northumbria University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Pearson Business School (part of Pearson College London)
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Ravensbourne University London
  • University of Reading
  • Richmond The American University in London
  • University of Roehampton
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • University of Salford
  • Screen and Film School
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • SOAS University of London
  • Solent University Southampton
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Southampton
  • University Centre Sparsholt
  • St Mary's University
  • Staffordshire University
  • Staffordshire University London, Digital Institute
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Sussex
  • Swansea University
  • TEDI-London
  • Teesside University
  • Institute for Contemporary Theatre
  • The University of Sheffield
  • UCAS
  • UCFB
  • UCL
  • UCLan
  • Virgin Media
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • University of Warwick
  • University of West London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • WaterBear
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • Writtle University College
  • York St John University