From flagship events to smaller, locally focused exhibitions, we visit more than 40 towns and cities across the UK, offering hundreds of universities, employers, and commercial brands the opportunity to connect face-to-face with thousands of enthusiastic students, parents, and teachers actively seeking future options.

Connect with the future generation


Our calendar of unrivalled 2024 events offers exciting and unique opportunities to help students, schools and parents at key points in their decision-making journey. Whether their paths lead them to higher education, apprenticeships or careers, our UCAS exhibitions offer all the information, advice and guidance students, schools and parents need. They give students a trusted environment in which to explore their future, at the moments that matter. 


Explore our events in numbers

Event dates and venues

Please note these changes to the UCAS Discovery programme for 2024:
  • The Derby event has now moved to Nottingham (remaining a shell scheme event).
  • UCAS Discovery Aberystwyth will run for the first time.
  • The event at Ayrshire will be held at Ayrshire College - Kilmarnock Campus.
  • The event at Aberdeen will be held at Robert Gordon University.
  • The Stoke-on-Trent campus event date will be moving from Tuesday 23 April to Thursday 13 June.

UCAS Discovery Events Calendar


See full details of all our 2024 events and conferences below. Remaining events for 2023 can be found here.



Event Venue Type Date
Manchester Manchester Central Premium shell 05 - 06 March 2024
Exeter Westpoint Centre Shell 12 - 13 March 2024
Worcester University of Worcester Campus 14 March 2024
London London ExCeL Premium shell 18 - 19 March 2024
Bournemouth Bournemouth University Campus 27 March 2024
Farnborough Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre Shell 16 - 17 April 2024


The University of Winchester Campus 18 April 2024
Newport ICC Wales Shell 22 - 23 April 2024
Carmarthen University of Wales Trinity St. David, Carmarthen Campus Campus 24 April 2024
Lisburn, Northern Ireland Eikon Exhibition Centre  Shell 25 - 26 April 2024
Brighton Brighton Centre Shell 30 April 2024
Middlesbrough Teesside University Campus 01 May 2024
Maidstone Kent Event Centre Shell 04 June 2024
East London University of East London Campus 05 - 06 June 2024
Lincoln University of Lincoln Campus 06 June 2024
Sheffield Utilita Arena Sheffield Shell 07 June 2024
Norwich Norfolk Showground Campus 10 June 2024
Ipswich University of Suffolk Campus 11 June 2024
Colchester University of Essex Campus 12 June 2024
Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire University Campus 13 June 2024
Liverpool Liverpool ACC Shell 14 June 2024
Bedford University of Bedfordshire Campus 17 - 18 June 2024
Leeds Leeds Beckett University Campus 19 - 20 June 2024
Newcastle Utilita Arena Newcastle (formerly Metro Radio Arena) Shell 21 June 2024
Birmingham the NEC, Birmingham Premium Shell 24 - 25 June 2024
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth University Campus 26 June 2024
Hull University of Hull Campus 27 June 2024
Carlisle University of Cumbria Campus 02 July 2024
Nottingham National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Shell 03 - 04 July 2024



Event Venue Type Date
Forth Valley University of Stirling Campus 28 August 2024
Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre Shell 03 September 2024
Aberdeen Robert Gordon University Campus 04 September 2024
Glasgow SEC Centre Shell  10 September 2024
Lanarkshire University of the West of Scotland, Lanarkshire Campus Campus 11 September 2024
Ayrshire Ayrshire College - Kilmarnock Campus Campus 12 September 2024
Moray Moray College UHI Campus 17 September 2024
Inverness Inverness College UHI Campus 18 September 2024

Dumfries & Galloway

Easterbrook Hall Campus 23 September 2024
Borders Borders Event Centre Campus 24 September 2024
Tayside Perth College UHI Campus 25 September 2024

2024 updates

The following changes will be implemented for 2024 registration forms:
  • The list of subjects that students can select their preferences from upon registration is changing. All subject will now be uniform across all events registrations and other UCAS services.
  • Upon registration, students will now be asked what apprenticeship industry they are interested in when selecting apprenticeships as a preference. Data scanning files will now contain a column for apprenticeship industries.

Create your future

Event Venue Type Date
Manchester TBC TBC TBC


For 2023 Create Your Future event dates, please see our 2023 events calendar.




The 2023 conferences have now concluded. 2024 conference dates will be confirmed later in the year.


Event Venue Type Date
Annual Conference for Teachers and Advisers (UK) Eastside Rooms Conference 26 - 27 February 2024
International Teachers and Advisers Conference Events @ number 6 Conference 17 - 18 June 2024
UCAS Conference 2024 Access All Areas De Vere Beaumont Estate Conference 20 - 21 May 2024