Date of release: Monday, April 11, 2016

UCAS exhibitions: Take that first step into higher educationHigher education hopefuls can have all their questions answered at the University of Greenwich's UCAS higher education exhibitions.

Those thinking of applying for university can drop in to the events – taking place on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 June at the Medway Campus, and on Wednesday 22 June at the Greenwich Campus – to learn all about student life.

Dozens of universities and colleges from across the UK will be available to speak to anyone thinking about taking their all-important first step into the world of higher education. The events are also a great opportunity to ask advisers from UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) any questions about how to make applications.

The University of Greenwich will be running tours of its campuses throughout the events, and staging seminars in partnership with UCAS on subjects including managing finances, taking gap years and entering teachiay.

Robert Mayor, Director of Communications and Recruitment for the University of Greenwich, says: "This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gather the type of crucial information that could shape their futures. My advice is to ask all sorts of questions, not only about courses but about living at a campus, transport links, employability and studying abroad, for instance.

"Explore all the options: some might find an even better course than those they've already considered. Above all, I hope everyone enjoys the UCAS events and gets the very best out of them."

Michael Smith, UCAS Interim Head of Events, adds: "UCAS exhibitions are a great way to find out about life after exams – whether that means university, volunteer work, a gap year or career opportunities. We really encourage people to come along to the University of Greenwich and see what their future could look like." 

The events run from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.

For more on the Kent and Medway higher education exhibition, taking place at the Medway Campus:
https://www.ucasevents.com/ucas/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=733894&eventID=1525&redirecting=1&traceRedir=2&eventID=1525

For more on the South London higher education exhibition, taking place at the Greenwich Campus:
https://www.ucasevents.com/ucas/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=733971&eventID=1525&mainFramePageID=733971&eventID=1525

Additional information is available from the University of Greenwich's Education Liaison Unit at
ELUevents@gre.ac.uk

Students can find more about getting the most out of visiting an exhibition at www.ucas.com/prep

UCAS organises more than 50 exhibitions each year around the UK. 


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