Schools and Universities Day 2022

*Please note that the event was initially planned for Friday 21st of January and has now been rescheduled to Monday 28th March 2022*

The sixth Schools and Universities Day will take place on Monday 28th March 2022 at the UCL Institute of Education.

The event is free and is a unique opportunity for teachers and secondary school students of Chinese to meet with Chinese departments from universities across the UK. Students that attend will be able to learn more about the universities and what they have to offer.

Since we started running the Schools and Universities Day, feedback on it has been overwhelmingly positive. It creates space for direct dialogue between students and university representatives and facilitates discussion and connections between teachers and universities.

You can find out which universities attended the event in 2020 here. The majority of the universities from the list and some more will attend the event this year.

Programme of the day

The day will start at 10:00 and finish at 15:30. Given the current situation and the maximum capacity of the venues, it is expected that the day will be run in two separate sessions: a session in the morning and a session in the afternoon. Each 2.5-hour session will include:

  • University-School Discussion Board
  • Tailored Talks and Q&A for School Students
  • University Fair

School registration

The event is now open for Year 12 students currently learning Mandarin, and Year 11 students currently learning Mandarin and planning to carry on with Mandarin learning at Key Stage 5. However, given the limited places, priority will be given to Year 12 students.

If your school would like to attend this (free of charge) event, please complete the online form via the link below. Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please register each year group separately using the respective form below.

Register here:

The deadline to register is Monday 7th March 2022. The registration process may close before the deadline if all the places are filled. After completing the online form, an email confirming your booking and time of your session or stating that you are on the waiting list, will be sent to you.

Feedback from students who attended the event in the past:

“The university fair was very useful because it gave me a good idea of the different types of course that different universities had to offer and so has helped my decision in which university/course to do”

“The university fair … gave me a real insight into what I could do with a Chinese degree and what was on offer from universities”

“I had the chance personally to ask questions about what other courses would involve. I was able to find a few places of possible interest” “I got to see in what ways you can continue Mandarin after school and see the different opportunities universities were giving along with Mandarin”