We offer national, regional and sector/audience specific events right across the student decision-making cycle. It's your opportunity to grab their attention in 2023.

Key events at moments that matter

Our series of essential events is a unique opportunity to help students, schools and parents as they make decisions about their future. From higher education to apprenticeships to relatable brands, the UCAS exhibitions offer all the information, advice and guidance they need, in a successful proven format, at exactly the right time in their student journey. 

Event dates and venues

Please note our changes to improve the Discovery Tour experience for 2023:

  • Event names have been revised to create a consistent theme of town/city location.
  • Exeter will be extended and Cornwall removed
  • Newport is replacing Bristol and Cardiff as a shell scheme event
  • North Wales is located at Bangor University
  • Aberdeen will return to University of Aberdeen

In-person events


Venue Type Date
Manchester  Manchester Central Convention Complex Premium Shell 28 Feb - 1 March 2023
Lisburn, Northern Ireland Eikon Exhibition Centre Shell 8 - 9 March 2023
Brighton  Brighton Centre Shell 14 March 2023
Derby Derby Arena Shell 16 - 17 March 2023
Exeter Westpoint Centre Shell 21 - 22 March 2023
Worcester University of Worcester Space only/campus 23 March 2023
London ExCeL Premium shell 27 - 28 March 2023
Bournemouth Bournemouth University Space only/campus 18 April 2023
Winchester The University of Winchester Space only/campus 19 April 2023
Farnborough Farnborough International Shell 20 -21 April 2023
Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire University Space only/campus 25 April 2023
Newport ICC Wales Shell 26 - 27 April 2023
Carmarthen University of Wales Trinity St. David, Carmarthen Campus Space only/campus 28 April 2023
Middlesbrough Teesside University  Space only/campus 3 May 2023
Maidstone Kent Event Centre Shell 5 June 2023
East London University of East London Space only/campus 6 - 7 June 2023
Liverpool Liverpool ACC SHell 9 June 2023
Norwich Norfolk Showground Space only/campus 12 June 2023
Ipswich University of Suffolk Space only/campus 13 June 2023
Colchester University of Essex Space only/campus 14 June 2023
Leeds Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus Space only/campus 14 - 15 June 2023
Sheffield Utilita Arena Sheffield Shell 16 June 2023
Bedford University of Bedfordshire Space only/campus 20 -21 June 2023
Newcastle Utilita Arena Newcastle (formerly Metro Radio Arena) Shell 22 June 2023
Birmingham NEC Premium shell 26 - 27 June 2023
Bangor Bangor University Space only/campus 27 June 2023
Hull University of Hull Space only/campus 28 June 2023
Lincoln University of Lincoln Space only/campus 29 June 2023
Carlisle University of Cumbria Space only/campus 5 July 2023



Event Venue Type Date
Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre Shell 5 September 2023
Aberdeen University of Aberdeen Space only/campus 6 September 2023
Glasgow SEC Centre Shell  12 September 2023
Lanarkshire University of the West of Scotland, Lanarkshire Campus Space only/campus 13 September 2023
Ayrshire University of the Wesr of Scotland, Ayr Campus Space only/campus 14 September 2023
Moray Moray College UHI Space only/campus 19 September 2023
Highlands Inverness College UHI Space only/campus 20 September 2023
Fife Rothes Hall Space only/campus 21 September 2023
Dumfries Easterbrook Hall Space only/campus 25 September 2023
Borders Borders Event Centre Space only/campus 26 September 2023
Tayside Perth College UHI, Perth Space only/campus 27 September 2023
Stornoway The Nicolson Institute Space only/campus 5 October 2023


Event Venue Type Date
Annual Conference for Teachers and Advisers (UK) Eastside Rooms, Birmingham Space only 6-7 March 2023
International Teachers and Advisers Conference TBC Space only/virtual TBC

June 2023

UCAS conference 2023 Access All Areas Midland Hotel, Manchester Space only 23-24 May

Create your future

Event Venue Type Date

Different events - explained

Find out more about the different types of events and exhibitor opportunities on offer:

Discovery Days

With a mix of large flagship events and locally focused exhibitions across the UK, you can target your perfect audience in the locations most important to you.

Discover Subjects

Connect with students as they find out more about their subject of interest and translate ideas into more concrete plans, at our Discover Subjects events.

Discover Apprenticeships

Connect with students and promote your apprenticeships/careers to the next generation of talent