It's a good idea to talk about your higher education options in person
- UCAS events and course provider open days give you the chance to ask questions and to see what's available. If you can't visit in person, you could go to a virtual open day
- Come to a UCAS event to talk to course provider reps and to compare different courses.
- Go to a course provider open day to explore the campus and get insights from staff and students.
- Can't attend an event? Take a look at a virtual tour instead.
There's different types of UCAS events for you to attend that'll give you an idea of what life beyond school or college is like.
We run events around the country for different stages of the application process. You can talk to us, to universities, colleges and other course providers, professional bodies and commercial companies too. You can also get advice on finance and other information useful for students.
There's plenty to help you out — whether you have some or no idea what to study, or if you've applied and you're looking for student deals or careers info.
Get involved in The Big Q&A
The Big Q&A at UCAS Discovery is your chance to chat to unis, colleges, employers, and experts, ask lots of questions, and get the answers you need to start planning your next steps.
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Open days and virtual tours
Heading to an open day helps you see if the place feels right. It also gives you a chance to get any answers you need before applying. You can picture yourself living at the university and see if you think you'll be happy there, see what the facilities are like, and ask students and staff anything you'd like to know more about.
However, not everyone can attend an open day or event in person, so we've provided a list of virtual tours and open days for course providers. You can then see the campus for yourself and find out more about the local area.
All you need to know about university open days
Discover some essential tips about how to make the most out of an open day, why you should go, and what to look out for.
Ten questions to ask at an event
At events like UCAS Discovery, you’ve got the opportunity to meet a lot of people who can help you decide your next steps, so make sure you ask the right questions (don’t worry, we’re going to give you all of them).