Regional Higher Education Conventions (HECs)

UCAS Higher Education Conventions are organised locally with support from UCAS and are staffed by representatives from a wide range of institutions. They are an effective way for potential students to find out about the different opportunities available to them within Further and Higher Education.

You can find out what events we will be attending by using the links below. Further details of the events, including venue and times, can be found at

HECs in Scotland

The Scottish HEC season runs from the end of August until the beginning of October. Depending upon the size of the event, the University will be represented by one or two members of staff.

HECs in England, Wales & Northern Ireland

The HEC season in England, Wales and Northern Ireland gets under way at the beginning of March and runs until the end of June.

English UCAS Events


The events we will be attending in March are:

Date  UCAS Convention
13th - 14th Surrey
14th - 15th Manchester
15th - 16th West London
21st - 22nd Exeter
23rd Hereford and Worcester
27th - 28th London 


The events we will be attending in April are:

Date  UCAS Convention
3rd - 4th Bath
6th Tees Valley
 19th Lincolnshire
25th - 26th East Midlands (Loughborough)


There are no events in May.


The events we will be attending in June are:

Date  UCAS Convention
9th Staffordshire
12th - 13th Birmingham
13th Norfolk
14th - 15th Essex
14th Suffolk
15th - 16th Merseyside
16th Sheffield
19th - 20th Bedfordshire
20th  Kent and Medway
21st Cambridgeshire
21st South London 
22nd - 23rd East London
26th Humberside
27th - 28th West and North Yorkshire
29th Lancashire
29th Tyneside
30th North and West Cumbria



Northern Irish UCAS Events


The events we will be attending in March are:

DateUCAS Convention
8th - 9th Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn


Scottish UCAS Events


The events we will be attending in August are:

DateUCAS Convention
29th Borders (Kelso)
30th Dumfries and Galloway
31st Forth Valley


The events we will be attending in September are:

DateUCAS Convention
5th Edinburgh
12th Ayrshire (Kilmarnock)
13th - 14th Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
19th Glasgow
21st Fife
22nd Tayside
26th Moray
27th - 28th Aberdeen


The events we will be attending in October are:

DateUCAS Convention
3rd Highlands (Inverness)
5th Stornoway 
Welsh UCAS Events


Date  UCAS Convention
5th Cardiff 



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