So you're looking at heading to University next year. You've done your research on what subject area you're interested in studying and you've checked out a few universities' websites for a bit more information.
But with more than 50,000 undergraduate courses available at more than 395 providers in the UK, the idea of making a firm decision can be a bit daunting. That's why UCAS fairs are a great way to get a taste of what life and learning at university is like.
What is a UCAS fair?
UCAS fairs, organised by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service are held across the UK from March to July each year, giving you the opportunity to explore your higher education options and find out about different universities from around the country all in one place. At each fair, you can talk to university representatives and find out more about the courses available, what life is like on campus, accommodation and more.
Leeds Trinity University staff and students will be on hand at plenty of UCAS fairs during the year to answer your questions, and we'd love it if you came to talk to us about your options and find out more about us and why our students #LoveLTU.
Our UCAS Fairs 2018 diary:
Before you visit a UCAS fair, make sure you've done plenty of research into different universities and create a shortlist. Prospectuses and websites will offer plenty of information, but the best way to get a feel for whether the university is the kind of place where you can live and learn is to ask lots of questions at UCAS fairs - our staff and students will definitely help with that.
You should be find out why you should study at one university and not another - discover what's different or special about each university. Ask about work placements and career opportunities following your degree, and definitely ask what it's like to live on campus. What's the social life like? What sports facilities and societies are on offer? Is there student accommodation available?
Then get more of an idea at an Open Day. Leeds Trinity university has open days throughout the summer so you can see for yourself what it'll be like studying here.