Hundreds of universities, employers and commercial brands exhibit at our UCAS/Discovery events every year. Our events attract tens of thousands of students, parents and teachers. Showcase your organisation and meet young people face-to-face as they start exploring their future opportunities.

Unlock the power of UCAS/Discovery


UCAS/Discovery events offer an unparalleled opportunity to meet young people, early in their decision making journey, as they start exploring what to do next. 

Students from more than half of all UK schools attend UCAS/Discovery events, ensuring we attract an audience that trusts us to deliver an engaging and insightful in-event experience.

93% of exhibitors rate UCAS/Discovery events as an effective channel for connecting with future talent

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Connect with future talent

Our UCAS/Discovery events are designed to showcase the fantastic opportunites available to young people, giving them the chance to explore higher education providers, apprenticeship providers, career paths and commercial brands - all under one roof.

Our exhibitors have the opportunity to connect with young people, start new conversations, answer their questions and build long-term connections.

That's great news - whether you're a higher education apprenticeship provider looking for top talent, or a commercial brand eager to reach your next generation of customers.

Make a lasting connection

Exhibiting at our events is about more than just having a stand for the day. We can help you make a real connection with students by: 

  • Building awareness of your brand or organisation before the event
  • Helping you stand out and drive engagement during the event
  • Continuing the conversation after the event has finished

More than 155,000 attendees visited our 2022/23 UCAS/Discovery events

Exhibit across the UK

We visit more than 40 towns and cities across the UK, over 9 months, providing an incredible opportunity for you to reach tens of thousands of young people. We host three types of event: Premium, Shell and Campus.

Premium Events: Our flagship exhibitions, held in Birmingham, London and Manchester, attracting over 12,000 students per event.

Shell events: Our regional exhibitions, hosted in towns and cities across the UK, attracting between 3,000 and 7,000 students per event.

Campus events: A programme of events run on university campus sites, attracting between 700 and 7,000 students per event.

Benefit from unique insights

Our unrivalled relationship with students means that we not only know about the people who come to our exhibitions - what they're intereseted in and what future options they're considering - but what they actually go on to do next. This allows us to: 

  • offer insights into their entire journey 
  • expertly advise on how to reach, engage and stay connected with them
  • raise awareness amongst a wider audience or target students based on their preferences and application status 
Whatever your own recruitment and placement targets, we're perfectly placed to help you achieve them. 
Feedback from past exhibitors...


"We’d be missing out on hundreds of thousands of students if we weren’t coming (to UCAS events)"

Exhibitor, 2023


"A lot of people just ask … what we do, what we offer, what makes us different – which is nice because obviously there’s so much choice now with higher education"

Exhibitor, 2023