Major HE convention returns to UWE

Issue date: 04 April 2011

The University of the West of England (UWE) is hosting the Bristol Higher Education Convention on 5 and 6 April 2011 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.

The UCAS fair returns to UWE this year and is once again being held in the 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 once again and is pleased to welcome young people from around the region to the Exhibition and Conference Centre."

The University hosted an event on 14 February for 60 HE advisors to prepare for this UCAS fair.

For further details on this year’s event, see: Bristol Higher Education Convention

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