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.

How to secure a school-leaver opportunity

Discover some of the very best school-leaver opportunities available to apply for right now at some of the biggest companies in the UK and beyond. 

UCAS live participant

"Very informative and inspired me to look at my other options when I finish school."

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!"

CV writing workshop with Reed

Knowing what to include, the language to use, and how to structure your CV is something you’ll use for your entire working life. In this workshop, recruitment experts from Reed take you through all this and more.

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!"

How best to represent yourself to universities

This session unpicks exactly what to put in your personal statement, as well as unpicking the best way to represent yourself in an interview. Jane Marshall has 20 years of experience working with universities, and is joined by Fred Binley, a Student Recruitment Officer. Between them they answered your questions to make sure you knew exactly what to do.

UCAS live participant

“Very insightful live session. Gained a lot of information and got to see Jane Marshall, despite having the pandemic (was originally supposed to come to my school for a visit)”

Unpicking league tables

Our two careers specialists are here to help you understand what league tables actually mean, the difference between them, and how to use them to your best advantage. In this session Gill and Andy give you all the advice on how to tackle using league tables and answer your questions on all things research.

UCAS live participant

“Really love the Hub lives! The answers are really helpful and the information invaluable! Thank you.”

Applying to Oxford and Cambridge

Do you want to really understand exactly what is required to get into Oxford or Cambridge? In this session Caitriona Woolhouse, Head of Outreach Delivery (Oxford) and Sam Lucy, Director of Admissions (Cambridge) go live for a Q&A to cover all of your questions about studying at both of the UK's leading universities.

UCAS participant

“It was great. Would have loved to hear more questions since the answers were so good!”

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.”

Getting careers advice

We got two amazing careers advisers, Sally Armstrong and Iwan Williams, to answer your questions and help you think about your careers, and the long term outcomes and effects of your choices on your potential career. Understand how to make sure you have a fulfilling career and watch below.

UCAS live participant

"Thank you all this was incredibly useful and full of practical advice."

What are apprenticeships?

Ever wondered what a degree apprenticeship actually is, what is entails or the difference to a full time degree? In this session, Anna Gates, Civil Engineer Apprentice at EDF energy, Iain Fraser, Professor of Economics at University of Kent and Mark Ferries, Apprenticeships Adviser from the Nation Apprenticeships Service, help you understand whether an apprenticeship is right for you.

UCAS live participant

“Very concise and very informative - really well done!”