We run a number of live sessions in the UCAS Hub to help those researching their next steps, and record them all. You can access them below.
The sessions below are designed to connect you with industry experts and make sure that you get everything you need to make an informed decision.

Personal statement week: Smashing the 47 lines

Smash that all important personal statement with this workshop full of hints and tips to make yours go further.

15 October application secrets

Applying for courses at Oxford or Cambridge, or in medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry? Find out what they’re looking for in an applicant and get your questions answered.

Comparing unis: What really matters

Over 250 UK unis and colleges? Now that’s a lot of choice. TEF, uni rankings, student reviews… we speak to current students and the experts to find out what you should really be considering.

Practical tips for open days

Going to an open day can be the first step to falling in love with a new university. We'll share everything you need to know before attending one, including things to look out for, questions to ask, and how to make sure it's the right fit for you.

SQA results day live

Our expert panel answers all your questions about SQA results day.

Making the most of your summer school experience

Heading to a summer school? Find out how they will improve your academic foundations and help you develop new skills sets for the future. We also put your burning questions to our panel of experts.

How to smash your maths, engineering or computing personal statement

Applying for maths, engineering, or computing courses? Get top tips, things to avoid, and find out what unis are really looking for.

How to smash your social sciences, humanities, or teaching personal statement

Applying for social sciences, humanities, or teaching subjects? Get top tips, things to avoid, and find out what unis are really looking for.

 

How to smash your business, law, or finance personal statement

Applying for business, law, or finance courses? Get top tips, things to avoid, and find out what unis are really looking for.

How to smash your personal statement for creative courses

Applying for a creative subject? Get top tips, things to avoid, and find out what unis are really looking for.

Stand out from the crowd: 15 October deadline personal statement tips

Applying for courses with a 15 October deadline? Get top tips, things to avoid, and find out what unis are really looking for.

Hands-on learning – a degree apprenticeship

In the last ten years, nearly 5 million apprenticeships have started. Get all the information you need – from how to apply, what they are, to why they should be a part of your research for your options when you finish school. 

Applying (and getting accepted) to Oxford or Cambridge

Applying for courses at Oxford or Cambridge? Find out what they’re looking for in an applicant and get your questions answered.

The secrets to a killer personal statement

The personal statement. Arguably the hardest part of the application – writing about yourself. Start early and get yours underway this summer with our top tips on what to include, how to structure it, and make the most out of your 4,000 characters.

How to choose which path is right for you

Uni. Apprenticeship. Gap Year. Employment? Join us as we delve into the different options and hear the pros and cons of each from those in the know to help you decide.

So, you think you know what you want to study?

Choosing between similar courses can be tough. We chat to a panel of current students and find out more about how they made the decision to study their current courses. A UCAS expert also provides advice and answers your questions.

International Nurses Day: A look inside the world of nursing

With over 70,000 applicants last year, applications to nursing courses are consistently on the rise. Watch our careers advice, inspirational stories, and Q&A with those on the frontline.

How to find the perfect course for you

With so many choices to think about when you're applying to uni, watch us and our panel of experts share expert tips to help you find the right course for you.

What are employers looking for?

We sat down with employment experts, Reed, who shared what employers look out for when filling jobs and provided valuable insight on how to stand out from the crowd. Even if you’re not planning to go straight into work, this session could help you think about your skills.

Top tips to smash your UCAS application

Need a helping hand on how to apply? Not sure where you can find the right uni for you? Our expert panell tell you how.

Personal statements with Jane Marshall

Personal statement expert, Jane Marshall, explains all you need to know and answers your questions about writing your own personal statement.

World of apprenticeships

From construction to law, there is something for everybody. Hear from those in the know to see why over 700,000 people studied an apprenticeship last year.

Personal statement write-along with Jane Marshall

Personal statement expert Jane Marshall plans out the perfect personal statement in this session – not to be missed.

The UCAS application clinic

Want to make sure you’ve got everything covered before you hit submit? UCAS experts share their application hints and tricks – common mistakes to avoid, what to focus on, and how to give yourself the best chances of success.

Finding the right path for you

Uni. Apprenticeship. Gap Year. Employment? Join us as we delve into the different options and hear the pros and cons of each from those in the know to help you decide.

Turning your passion into a career

Still not sure what you want to do? That’s completely OK. It’s hard to know what you want your life to look like, and sometimes inspiration is hard to come by. Our expert careers coach is here to give you some tips to help you get started and figure out what’s important to you.

Easy steps to boost your UCAS application this summer

Looking to start your application this summer? Our experts are on hand to help you break it down and advise on what you can do to make sure yours stands out from the crowd.

Jack Parsons: Becoming an award-winning CEO in his early 20s

Jack became CEO of The Youth Group in 2018. His career kicked off by taking a photo of two coffee cups. He’s now known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer and has been named as the Most Connected Young Entrepreneur. In this session Jack takes us through his journey as a self-starter, sharing the challenges he’s had to overcome, and offering you advice as you research your options.

UCAS live participant

"Jack is a real inspiration, such a great session!"

Student stories: Uni or apprenticeship?

Hear from two students and two apprentices on what it’s actually like, either studying at uni or in the workplace. Find out how they decided on their path, and how it’s different to school or college.

UCAS live participant

"What a great discussion, I am a careers adviser in a college and the advice your panel gave out was excellent!"

Applying to medicine

If you're interested in studying one of the most competitive but rewarding courses out there, then this is the right place for you. Join our expert panel, Dr Philip Chan, Kent & Medway Medical School, Dr Lewis Fall, University of South Wales and Clare Owen, Medical School Council to talk about all things medicine where your questions are answered.

UCAS live participant

“As a parent trying to guide my child from abroad, I have found these ONLINE sessions amazing. So much information can be gained especially from the online chats with students when questions get asked they wouldn't answer in an auditorium.”

Applying to dentistry

In this session we've answered all of your questions about applying for dentistry. Our panellists Christopher Tredwin and Sally Hanks from University of Plymouth with Emma Paton, University of Bristol, tell you everything you need to know to help you get into dentistry. 

UCAS live participant

“Very informative and similar questions which I had in mind and couldn't put into words were definitely answered. Thank you!”

Applying to veterinary

Do you love animals? Watch our Q&A to hear about all things veterinary, our panellists, Vikki Cannon, Head of Admissions at the Royal Veterinary College and David Bainbridge, University Clinical Veterinary Anatomist (Cambridge) answer your questions to make sure you stay on track.

UCAS live participant

“Thank you so much, lots of my questions were answered really well and the panel especially managed to put my mind at ease about not being able to do much work experience. I found the session very useful.”