FAQs

Applications

Q. Are there still places available?
Q. Is there a closing date for applications?
Q. How will I receive my ticket(s)?
Q. I want to attend a careers conference in the following year. Can I book my place now?

 

Payment

Q. How can I pay?
Q. Can you send us an invoice?
Q. How can we get the group discount price?
Q. Do we have to enclose one cheque for everyone?

 

Who can come?

Q. Do students need to be accompanied?
Q. Can parents come too?
Q. Will a Year 10 student find the careers conference useful?
Q. I want to study dentistry. Will the medical careers conference help?

 

Travelling to the event

Q. How do I find out the exact location of the venue?
Q. How do I get to the venue?
Q. I need to stay on a hotel nearby. Where should I stay?
Q. I want to drive. Is there parking near by?

 

On the day of the event

Q. What do I need to bring on the day?
Q. What happens if I need to leave early to catch the train home?

 

Publicity materials for schools and colleges

Q. Do you have flyers or posters that we can put up on the walls?

 

Other careers events

Q. Do you run careers events for other subjects like accountancy?
Q. Do you run the careers conferences in places other than London?

 

If we have not answered your question here, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

 

 

Answers

Applications

Q. Are there still places available?
A. Yes. If an event becomes fully booked, we will put this information on the website.

Q. Is there a closing date for applications?
A. No. However, we recommend that you apply early because some events become fully booked.

Q. How will I receive my ticket(s)?
A. We send a ticket, by email, for each place booked.  For postal bookings, we send the ticket within five working days of receipt of your application and payment.  For online bookings, your ticket will be sent within one month (or sooner if the date of the event in within one month).  If you have not received your ticket within 31 days, please contact us. In all cases, we will send your ticket in good time before the event.

Q. I want to attend a careers conference in the following year. Can I book my place now?
A. Yes you can. If the event is not yet listed on our website, please contact us.  The future careers conferences will be on a Saturday or Sunday in Winter/Spring. We will let you know the date as soon as we have confirmed it.

 

Payment

Q. How can I pay?
A. We accept payments by cheque or credit card or debit card. If you need to pay by bank transfer, please contact us.

Q. Can you send us an invoice?
A. If you are representing a school, college or other funding organisation, and need us to send an invoice, please send us an authorising letter or email. The authorising email should contain the name and address of the organisation making payment, contact details of the person authorising payment, number of places you are booking and the date of the event, name(s) of the attendee(s).  If your finance deparment requires a purchase order numbers, let us have this too.

Q. How can we get the group discount price?
A. If you are paying online, the correct price will be calculated automatically.

If you are paying by cheque, please complete one application form for each person and post all the application forms to us in one envelope. You can pay with a cheque from each applicant or one cheque for the total amount – whichever is more convenient for you.

 

Who can come?

Q. Do students need to be accompanied?
A. No. Many students attend by themselves or in groups of students. Teachers, careers advisers and parents are welcome to attend too. We do ask each attendee to complete an application form because we need to receive payment for their places.

Q. Can parents accompany students?
A. Yes. Each year some parents attend the conference. These parents enjoy the events and find them very useful. If you decide to attend, we do need you to pay for your place. Please complete one application form per person. If you prefer, some parents drop their students off at the conference and collect them at 4.30pm.

Q. Will Year 10 students find the careers conference useful?
A. Yes. Year 10 students have attended the events in previous years and found them relevant, interesting and inspiring.

Q. I want to study dentistry. Will the medical careers conference help?
A. The event is primarily for students who want to study medicine. However, if you attend, you will still find it useful. This is because the application and interview procedures are similar. Life as a dental student is similar to life as a medical student. In fact, many of your lectures will be the same. Also, during your interview, you need to be able to answer why you have chosen dentistry not medicine.

 

Travelling to the event

Q. How do I find out the exact location of the venue?
A. When we receive your application form, we email your conference ticket to you. This ticket has the full address of the lecture theatre and a link to a map of the surrounding area.

Q. How do I get to the venue?
A. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements. All the careers conferences are easy to get to using public transport. They are within walking distance of train stations. If you are travelling to London by public transport. See the ‘Transport for London’ website at www.tfl.gov.uk

Q. I need to stay on a hotel nearby. Where should I stay?
A. We suggest you type ‘hotel’ and the postcode of the Careers Conference location into a Google search.  Several hotels will be listed, all within walking distance.  The postcode is in your ticket.

Alternatively, try the following links:

Trivago   To find hotels near our London venue you can search for ‘London’, then enter ‘University College Hospital’ into the address field. To find hotels near our Manchester venue you can search for ‘Manchester’, and then enter ‘Sackville Street’ in the address field. We recommend the ‘map’ view.

Hostel Bookers To find hostels near our London venue search for ‘England / London’ and then select ‘Bloomsbury’ as the district.

 

Q. I want to drive. Is there parking near by?
A. Yes, there are car parks within walking distance of all of the careers conferences. You can search the internet to find the addresses of the car parks and the cost of parking. For example, see www.ncp.co.uk and search using the postcode of the event.  The post code is in your ticket.

 

On the day of the event

Q. What do I need to bring on the day?
A. We suggest you bring a pen and paper to make notes. Everything else is provided, including refreshments and lunch.

Q. What happens if I need to leave early to catch my train home?
A. The events finish at 4.30pm. If you need to leave early, that is fine. Please let one of the organisers know before you leave.

 

Publicity materials for schools and colleges

Q. Do you have flyers or posters?
A. Yes, you can download them from Information for Schools.  If you would like anything else, please contact us.

 

Other careers events

Q. Do you run careers events for other subjects like accountancy?
A. No. We specialise in events for students who want to become lawyers and doctors.

Q. Do you run the careers conferences in places other than London?
A. No. Students travel from all over the country to attend. We start the events at 10.00am, so most students can travel on the Saturday morning.

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