International Education UK & Ireland EXPO Roadshow - Spring 2017

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The UK and Ireland EXPO Roadshow offers international education institutions, of any discipline and from any country, the opportunity to present their courses to thousands of pre-selected and pre-screened students in the UK and Ireland 's most productive markets. 

Reasons to Attend

With the growing number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses being offered in English across Europe and Asia, universities on these continents are becoming a much more credible alternative to studying at home. Studying abroad in a foreign language has historically been the most challenging obstacle for UK and Irish students to overcome. Now, a growing number of highly-ranked, elite institutions all over the world are offering many of their programmes in English, with many more following suit.

While most attribute the growing UK international student market to the hike in tuition fees, The Graduate Prospects survey found that for 33% of UK students studying abroad the main motivation for doing so, was actually an appetite for adventure. This would seem to support the growing number of UK students studying in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, where the cost of travel ensures that the whole study-abroad experience is not necessarily less than at home. This key motivating factor, meanwhile, provides hope of increased UK and Irish student numbers for institutions in Asia and the Middle East, which have not traditionally been recipients of students from these markets.

Market Overview
The UK and Ireland international student markets have reached unprecedented levels in recent years.
UNESCO reports that there are currently 27,400 UK and 16,300 Irish students studying abroad - higher than at any other time. Both countries have recorded year-on-year increases in students studying abroad since 2008. Various studies have suggested increases of around 20-23% in the last five years alone, for the UK.
UK and Irish student participation in the Erasmus programme has increased every year since 2007, and recently Fulbright USA published statistics confirming that the UK is now the largest European source of international students at US universities, having overtaken Germany and Turkey this year.
Fair Outline
  • High student quality: Student participants are screened through online questionnaires to ensure only the highest quality visitors attend the events.
  • Highest returning client rate in the market: 81%
  • Agent Meeting Place: All participants are provided with the contact details of agents in each of the expo cities at no additional cost.
  • Logistics: Studycentral is happy to arrange all your accommodation, transportation, and translator needs.
Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

A standard equipped stand in each city includes 3m x 2m booth, including table, chairs, Wi-Fi, power supply & lighting. Also included: Mobile app to scan and collect data on interested students, Student lead management system to communicate and follow-up with scanned students, a pre-event drinks reception the evening before the exhibition, a university profile in the event fair guide, 1-month listing on event website, pre-event promotion via exhibition microsite, registration area, facebook page and e-newsletter.


Your booking will also include a FREE institution profile on for 6 months!

Configure your participation

**A free smartphone app is available for scanning student ID's as well as the option of hiring a barcode scanner.  If you do hire a barcode scanner you will require a laptop with a USB port to use it.

UK & Ireland Roadshow (Dublin) - 11/03/17
UK & Ireland Roadshow (London) - 18/03/17


11 Mar 2017

Venue address:

O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 11/03/2017 11:00 - 15:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
08:30 - 10:30
15:00 - 17:00



18 Mar 2017

Venue address:

Emirates Stadium
Hornsey Rd
N7 7AJ
United Kingdom



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 18/03/17 11:00 - 16:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
08:30 - 10:30
16:00 - 18:00


This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • PR Campaigns

Visiting Agents

Formal activities are planned for participants to meet agents who have been invited by invitation to attend the fair.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 624 in Dublin
  • 1178 in London

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Companies (Careers)
  • Education agencies
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 57 in Dublin
  • Data coming soon for London

Past exhibitor statistics:


Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

EU passport holders will not require a visa to enter Ireland or the UK, although you will need a passport. If you do not have an EU passport please check with your local Consulate or Embassy. You might need to apply for a tourist or business visa, although the latter may take much more time to arrange. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Languages

Ireland: English
UK: English

National Currency

Ireland: Euro (EUR)
UK: GBP (£)


Information on Hotels TBC.

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.


Working with the University Fairs / Studycentral team is easy, pleasant and fun. They do what we all should: offer sufficient and relevant information, they do it quickly and are very efficient.

Ivana Belamaric
IE Business School

Our main objective for attending this event was to recruit students and we were not disappointed. The number and clientele of audience and student collected for this fair was very impressive. We were able to network effectively and with ease at the fair. The University Fairs website and booking process both ran smoothly for us, and sufficient detailed information was given before the fair. The organisation on the day of the event was astounding and I would highly recommend getting a translator for a fair if needed because ours was exceptional. 

Caroline Blocksdorf
University College Birmingham

Our primary objectives when attending the Europe fair was to present a Bachelor programme and collect qualified leads. We are very pleased to say that the fair met our objectives, and we are very interested in attending similar fairs in the next year. The Universityfairs website, organisation from Studycentral and the customer care was impeccable and I felt very comfortable to express my views and queries to the team. The organisation of the fair, student enquiries and the fair itself was excellent, with a well laid out system of to follow up on student leads. It was perfectly organised with a high quality of students attending the fair!

Cecile Marquez
Fondazione European School of Management