UWE hosts major HE convention

Issue date: 23 February 2010

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre The University of the West of England (UWE) is hosting the Bristol Higher Education Convention on 18 and 19 March [2010] for around 12,000 young people who will be applying to go to university next year. The two day event will give Year 12 students from across the region the opportunity to find out about a huge range of courses and opportunities.

This is the first time that UWE has hosted this annual fair, which is being held in the University's new
Exhibition and Conference Centre ECC),the largest exhibition and conference centre in the South West, with a 9,000 square metre indoor arena and over 25 meeting rooms.

The HE event is one of nearly 30 fairs held around the UK by the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) to prepare students for the university applications process.

Over 130 universities from all over the UK will be represented, and students can ask questions about a huge range of subjects areas. There will be a series of free seminars on how to choose the right course, student life, taking a year out, finance and Oxbridge entrance, as well as exhibitions from gap year organisations and careers advisors.

Guy Keith-Miller, (UWE Partnership Officer), says, “This is a great opportunity for young people to get clearer about what they want to study and where. With all the universities on hand to answer questions, students can gather valuable information from their visit. My advice to students is to prepare well before attending so they can make the most of the day. UWE is delighted to be hosting this event for the first time and is pleased to welcome young people from around the region to our new Exhibition and Conference Centre.”

Guy is also Chair, Higher Education Liaison Officers Association - South West (HELOA SW).

The University hosted an event on 8 February for 60 HE advisors to prepare for this UCAS fair.


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