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Who is exhibiting?

We have Institutions and organisations from across the UK at the event, who will be on hand to provide all the information you need.  To book a place please click here.

CU Scarborough is part of the Coventry University Group, listed by Times Higher Education as one of the world's top 200 young universities and No.13 in the Guardian University League table.

Our state-of-the-art facilities, a stone’s throw from Scarborough’s iconic seafront, offer learners a range of courses, including:

  • Access to HE courses in: Health & Human Sciences, Social Sciences
  • Foundation Year in: Business, Engineering, Health & Social Care
  • Degree Apprenticeships in: Chartered Manager, Digital & Technology Solutions

Studying a Foundation Year or Access Course at CU Scarborough could lead directly onto a full time or part time degree with us. All courses are modular, with on-going assessment so there are no end of year exams. www.coventry.ac.uk/cus   @CUScarborough

Durham University is uniquely located in a World Heritage site, juxtaposing state-of-the-art facilities with charming historic buildings. Our students enjoy living and studying in a top 5 UK University (The Guardian University Guide 2019) which provides them with the tools to excel academically, with a focus on involvement within extra-curricular pursuits. Each academic department is committed to research-led teaching, ensuring that students learn first-hand about cutting edge developments in their field of study from the academics involved in research. In addition, our supportive collegiate system, together with professional support services, ensures the well-being of all our students.www.dur.ac.uk @durham_uni


Offering the best student experience in the North West (WhatUni Student Survey 2018), we are continually recognised for our outstanding achievements in student support, graduate employment and innovation, as well as our significant role in transforming lives.

We have also recently achieved Gold, the highest rating in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), for delivering ‘consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for (our) students’.

Join us, and you will be studying at one of the top 5 campuses in the UK (Studentcrowd 2018) as part of a unique and welcoming academic community.

Open Days: Saturday 6th October, Saturday 3rd November, Saturday 24th November


With campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Dubai and Malaysia, we are a vibrant, forward-looking university offering a high quality learning experience and a welcoming, friendly environment. Our programmes are designed to ensure that students receive a relevant, career-orientated education. Our graduates are actively sought after by global leading organisations for their specialist, creative, professional skills and qualities. We pride ourselves on being a distinctly global university - students can transfer for a semester or a full academic year to one of our international campuses (Dubai and Malaysia) for no additional fee. www.hw.ac.uk @HeriotWattUni


Lancaster University is currently the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018 and is top 10 in all three major UK league tables (8th in the Complete University Guide 2019, 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and 6th in the Times and Sunday Times 2018). The University has also been awarded Gold in the 2017 TEF. The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre and within easy reach of Manchester and the Lake District. Students from one hundred countries make up a thriving community based around nine colleges. www.lancaster.ac.uk  @LancasterUni  

 

igher education at Middlesbrough College is about inspiring you to develop your skills, giving you the freedom to be creative and the support to be the best you can be. Our higher awards include; bachelor of arts/bachelor of science degrees, foundation degree’s, HNC’s and HND’s, as well as professional qualifications. Over 1000 students study full and part time awards with us in the arts, engineering, business, catering, hospitality, health, social care, sport and computing. Our students have access to state of the art industry standard facilities designed to support them as they prepare for work or higher degrees.  www.mbro.ac.uk  @mbrocollege

Newcastle College University Centre is based in the heart of the North East and offers more than 70 degrees, from Foundation to Masters level, developed in collaboration with local employers. Students benefit from first-class facilities, tutors with real industry experience and an award-winning student support team.

With its mix of higher academic learning, professional work-based opportunities, industry linked activity and intensive teaching environments, all within a college setting, Newcastle College University Centre provides its students with a real alternative to university.  www.ncl-coll.ac.uk @NCLCollege


Set in a modern campus with excellent facilities, New College Durham is a great place to be…
We offer a fantastic range of full and part-time higher education programmes, including foundation degrees, honours degrees and professional qualifications.
Our highly qualified lecturers have first-hand experience of working in the sector in which they teach, and offer you excellent teaching and one-to-one support. We have extensive links with employers, who have an input into the design and delivery of our programmes, ensuring that you graduate with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career. www.newcollegedurham.ac.uk @NCDOfficial

The North East Raising Aspiration Partnership is a collaboration of the five Universities in the North East, acting as a free single point of contact service to the region’s schools, colleges and prospective students to ease access to activities designed to enhance Higher Education aspiration and attainment. Individually, each university in the region delivers a wide range of programmes and activities to support Higher Education decision making. Jointly, we coordinate a range of collaborative activities for students in Primary and Secondary Education, as well as specific targeted support for vulnerable groups and mature learners. www.nerap.ac.uk@NERAP_Team

Northumberland College - information to follow


Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Our City Campus is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students. Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. Northumbria works with several major employers, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. In addition, we have campuses in London and Amsterdam, and work in partnership with many higher education institutions across the world. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked highly in the UK for graduate business start-ups, and Northumbria works with business, cultural organisations, government and other universities to solve their problems, while giving a real world focus to our teaching, research and enterprise activity.  www.northumbria.ac.uk  @NorthumbriaUni


Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities. Based in the fifth biggest city in the UK and with over 60,000 students, the university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, across a wide range of subject areas.

We’ve invested over £100 million in new buildings and facilities in the last five years, providing innovative, flexible and sustainable spaces that enhance the student experience.

We pride ourselves on the applied nature of our courses and have relationships with over 1,000 organisations, including the BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce, enabling us to offer thousands of placements and real-world opportunities every year.   www.shu.ac.uk @sheffhallamuni


Student Finance England will be presenting several workshops on the afternoon/early evening offering information, advice and guidance on student finance for Access to HE Students.  

Sunderland College offers a wide range of Higher Education courses, with a focus on personalised teaching and individual support to ensure students reach their full potential.

We hold a silver award in the Government’s prestigious TEF assessment and are in the top 10% nationally for highly-skilled graduate employment.

Students can choose from more than 30 courses, delivered by experienced and well qualified staff. We offer subjects ranging from engineering, construction and IT to creative arts, education, travel and tourism, health and social care, and education.


Based on a vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university with a range of high-quality taught courses and research opportunities. The University has over 85 years of teaching experience in areas including digital innovation, forensics, sport and health sciences. Study here and you will be well supported. Best of all, we’re the top North-East higher education institution for graduates securing professional and managerial level jobs (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015-16). Find out more online www.tees.ac.uk @TeessideUni


The defence of the United Kingdom is increasingly based upon technologically advanced equipment, services, and capabilities operated and maintained by highly skilled personnel, however the UK is facing a recognised shortage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) school leavers and graduates. To address this shortfall and ensure it has a sufficiently large pool of talent to meet its future requirement for qualified engineers and technicians the British Army is supporting the government’s national objective of promoting the study of STEM subjects at GCSE and beyond. Through a series of curriculum-aligned classroom-based activities, STEM is brought to life via a series of interactive modules which showcase how those with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths qualifications play a vital role in helping the Army keep Britain secure at both home and abroad.

The Northern School of Art is the leading provider of specialist creative art and design degrees in the north and one of the best in the UK.

It’s the place for people serious about a successful career in the creative industries.

  • Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • 91% students overall satisfied with their experience
  • Our average employability statistics for graduates to be in employment or further training six months after graduating is 96.3%

Our extensive, dedicated, industry-standard, specialist facilities for film, photography, acting, design, illustration, textiles and fine art provide students with every opportunity to excel. www.northernart.ac.uk @TheNorthernArt


The University of Bristol is a top 10 UK university (QS World Rankings 2019) which welcomes over 250 mature learners across our undergraduate degrees each year. Our dedicated Mature Student Recruitment Officer can help with course choice, navigating UCAS and making the most of your application. A Mature Student Adviser offers guidance for our current mature students and our Peer Mentor scheme provides a familiar face to help first-years get settled. We also have job opportunities for current students to act as Mature Advocates.   www.bristol.ac.uk   @ChooseBristolUG @BristolUni

The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as collaborations with The University of Exeter and The University of Reading. Previously The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012.

The University of Law’s market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place.

There are countless reasons why the University of Salford could be the place for you: our unbeatable links to industry that will get you work-ready; our location in the heart of Greater Manchester; our state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning academics... But the thing we love most about Salford is the community our staff and students have built together, to make our University a warm and welcoming place to live and study. www.salford.ac.uk @SalfordUni



UA92 is a game-changing Higher Education initiative for students seeking careers in business, sport, media and psychology.  www.ua92.ac.uk @UA92MCR



The University of Huddersfield is a gold-rated university in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and first in England for professionally qualified teaching staff. It offers a range of inspiring and innovative undergraduate degree courses across 7 academic schools.  It is also one of the top universities for paid work placements. www.hud.ac.uk  @HuddersfieldUni

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Inspired by our academic heritage, innovative teaching and beautiful campus, our graduates go on to careers right across the fields of arts, politics, healthcare, science and business.

We are committed to providing our students with an outstanding place to live and learn. A £200-million investment in our facilities includes our £28-million health campus, a world-class concert and performance venue, and excellent new sports facilities. In addition, our latest £130-million on-campus accommodation opened this autumn, further enhancing our student community. www.hull.ac.uk @uniofhull


The University of Sunderland is an ambitious university with a global reach. We’re internationally known for the quality of our teaching and research, and we’re proud to be one of the most popular study destinations for overseas students. This creates a fantastically diverse student population, and means that you’ll be studying alongside – and perhaps making lifelong friends with – students from over 100 countries around the world. We offer scholarships to make it easier for you to live and study in another country as part of your degree, and we also offer a free language scheme so you can learn or improve your language skills in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin or Arabic.

Your time as a student is probably the best of your life - a time when you gain your independence, make lifelong friends and prepare yourself for your new career. Here at Sunderland we have everything in place to ensure you have a positive life changing experience.  www.sunderland.ac.uk @sunderlanduni

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then York has become one of the world’s leading universities. York is a high-performing Russell Group university that provides an outstanding environment for enquiring minds, inspiring teaching and ground-breaking research offering a range of undergraduate programmes in arts, humanities, science and social sciences. York has an excellent reputation for its friendly and welcoming campus that is strengthened by the collegiate system, which encourages inclusivity and a valuable sense of community. Study at York and you'll graduate with more than a qualification. You'll be immersed in knowledge and opportunities that will encourage you to grow and succeed. You’ll grapple with big ideas and be encouraged to think differently by academics whose research is changing the world.  www.york.ac.uk @UniOfYork


York St John University is situated on a single campus, grounds beautiful set facing the world-famous York Minster and within walking distance to the centre of York. Over the past 10 years, the University has undergone a £100 million transformation, boasting facilities including a design studio, editing suites and music rooms. York St John University was ranked third by HEFCE in 2016 for having one of the highest proportions of staff with a teaching qualification out of 130 universities in England and there is the option to study part-time on most of our courses and we have flexible entry requirements for mature students. The quality of teaching is a key priority and students' feedback is greatly valued.  . www.yorksj.ac.uk  @YorkStJohn  

“One Awards' innovative results service has been a fantastic development for universities and allows us to check students' achievement immediately ourselves. This is an excellent service which means that we are able to confirm student places quickly and effectively without having to follow up with providers and students or wait for results to be sent on to us. This is because their certification turnaround time of less than two days allows One Awards to process student results almost as soon as the colleges/providers have provided the final verified results. This really does help us put students at the heart of our confirmation process”.

Jane Oswald, Assistant Director, Marketing & Student Recruitment
University of Sunderland