National Weekend is the first step on your healthcare journey. It is the largest and most comprehensive healthcare careers event in the UK, with 8 conferences taking place in 4 locations involving over 300 healthcare professionals and degree student volunteers and lecturers. We teach roughly 2000 students, parents and teachers at each National Weekend from nearly 1000 secondary schools across the UK. National Weekend gives you the option of attending a career specific conference and UCAS lecture. You can choose from medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or psychology. Availability of courses at venues depends on the popularity of certain careers.
For more detailed information about National Weekend events for individual healthcare careers, please click on the one that you are interested in below.
Proceeds raised from these events are reinvested back into educational initiatives that support healthcare students at university, such as Medic Mentor scholarships - which you will be able to apply for as soon as you become an offer holder in year 13 or S6. Students from low-income backgrounds and their parents can also attend for free if you meet the criteria of our student diversity fund.
Locations: please note that locations may be subject to change but we will keep you informed by email if this happens and if venue changes occur, it is likely to be moved to a location nearby.
LONDON: University of East London, Stratford Campus, Water Lane, London, E15 4LZ: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and Psychology
BIRMINGHAM: Hillscourt conference centre, Rose Hill, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8RS: Medicine only
WALES: University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Rd, Llandough, Penarth CF64 2XX: Medicine only
SCOTLAND: University of Stirling, Stirling Campus, Stirling, FK9 4LA: Medicine and Veterinary only