Frequently Asked Questions

Meet the Russell Group is designed to support students in years 11 - 13, and the parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors who assist them with their applications. It is completely free of charge. The event will allow Year 12 students to explore and compare universities they may apply to. Meet the Russell Group will also support any undecided Year 13s as they make final decisions about where they would like to study in 2022, and the courses they may be interested in. Year 11 students are welcome to join if they are interested in exploring their future options too. The event will allow attendees to learn more about all 24 Russell Group universities, take part in a range of live webinars during the Afternoon Session (12:00 - 14:30), download prospectuses, and  live chat to university ambassadors during the Evening Session(16:30 - 20:00).
Meet the Russell Group is completely free of charge for all students, parents and teachers.
You will need to register for Meet the Russell Group to be able to login. Please complete a registration form on the homepage (as either a student, a parent, or a teacher). You will then be able to login to the event from 12:00 on Wednesday 27 April, by using the Login button in the top-right of your screen.
Join us for the Afternoon Session from 12:00 - 14:30 for five live webinars led by Russell Group universities. The Evening Session will run from 16:00 - 20:00, with live chats available with university ambassadors. You can continue to login to the event at any time until Friday 27 May, but you won’t be able to chat to representatives or view live webinars. You can still visit stands, download documents, view information and view the recorded webinars in the auditorium during this time. The event will close on Friday 27 May.
Yes, there’s no limit on the number of times you can login to Meet the Russell Group. You can visit the event multiple times during the live period from 12:00 - 14:30 (Afternoon Session) and 16:30 - 20:00 (Evening Session) on Wednesday 27 April if you’re only free for short periods of time, and come back another day (until Friday 27 May) to gather more information or catch recorded webinars if you wish. You’ll just need to use the Login button at the top-right of your screen to re-enter the fair.
Yes, you will be able to login to Meet the Russell Group at any time until Friday 27 May. You will only be able to live chat with representatives from 16:30 - 20:00 on Wednesday 27 April, but you will still be able to access everything else, and view the recorded webinars, after this.
The event has two main rooms, an Exhibition Hall and an Auditorium. In the Exhibition Hall, you can visit stands for the 24 Russell Group universities. At each stand, you can view information about the university, download documents, view videos, visit their website, and chat to their representatives or ambassadors live to receive answers to any questions you have. In the Auditorium, you can view live webinars on a range of subjects, presented by different Russell Group universities. To see the webinar timetable, please click “Webinar Timetable” at the top of this page. Whilst viewing a live webinar, you can ask questions in the chat and receive answers directly from the university. All of our webinars will be recorded, so if you miss one you can view the recording in the Auditorium too.
There is no limit on the amount of time you can spend at the event, and you can continue to log in at any time until Friday 27 May if you feel you need more information from any of the exhibition stands, or you would like to view the recorded webinars again.
All 24 Russell Group universities will have representatives and ambassadors available for you to chat to during the Evening Session (16:30-20:00) on Wednesday 27 April. You will be able to get your questions answered using a text based chat system or answered live by universities on video (you do not require a camera or microphone to participate). You can also ask questions during live webinars in the Auditorium running from 12:00 - 14:30. Please note that you will only be able to chat to the universities from 16:30 to 20:00 on Wednesday 27 April when the event is live, this will not be available afterwards.
You can download documents from any of the Russell Group universities by clicking the “Document” tab on their stand in the Exhibition Hall, which will show you the different documents that university has uploaded. By clicking “Download” your chosen document(s) will be added to your Virtual Bag, and you can download all of these at once when you choose to leave the Meet the Russell Group event.
A webinar is a video which features a Russell Group university representative talking about a topic such as how to perfect your application, university life, or studying in different areas of the UK. Our webinars will be taking place in the Auditorium, and they will be 25 minutes long. During the webinar, the representative will talk you through the topic and tell you a little more about their university. If you watch the webinar live, you will have the chance to ask questions in the chat. All our webinars will be recorded, so if you miss one you can view the recording in the Auditorium later on too, but you will be unable to ask questions.
You do not need to book our webinars to view them. You can view them live in the auditorium on Wednesday 27 April or watch the recorded versions until Friday 27 May.
You can ask questions in the chat during the live webinar, and a representative for the Russell Group university will try to answer your question. You can only ask questions during the 25 minutes the webinar is live, so if you are viewing a recorded webinar you will not be able to ask questions, only watch the video.
A webcam is not required at any point during the event. The webinars in the Auditorium are one-way, so you do not need a webcam or a microphone to view these.
Any university you have shown an interest in (by clicking on their stand, downloading documents, or following links) may contact you via email after the event to give you more information. If you do not wish to receive any further communications from this university, you will simply need to unsubscribe using the link on their email. For more information about how we manage your registration and activity data, please see our Privacy Policy.
  1. Attendees will be made up of students aged 15-19, parents of these students, teachers and school or college staff. UK University Search do not permit any other attendees at the event.
  2. Attendees will not be permitted to chat or interact in any way with other attendees at the event.
  3. Attendees will only be able to chat directly with exhibitors (Russell Group universities).
  4. Exhibitors are all employees or representatives from the Russell Group universities. All exhibitor representatives are DBS checked, named and verified by individual institutions.
  5. Only attendees can initiate chat with an exhibitor and leave this at any point.
  6. Attendees taking part in webinars can submit questions to be answered by presenters. Presenters are all again representatives from Russell Group universities.
  7. Attendees are reminded to ensure all questions and responses to universities are polite and courteous.
  8. The virtual fair will be monitored by UK University Search staff. For any assistance during or after the event email info@ukuniversitysearch.com and your query will be dealt with ASAP.
  9. For details regarding personal data please see our privacy policy. Personal data usage is fully GDPR compliant.