The UM meets its future students

For this 33rd edition, the higher education fair took place at the Parc des expositions in Montpellier on January 12, 13 and 14. A must-attend event that brought together nearly 250 exhibitors and over 21,000 visitors. Here is a look back at the event with Carla and Quentin, two future students.

"I come to the University's stand in order to finalize my various vows on the Parcoursup platform , " says Quentin 17, a high school student who came from Alès with his parents. The entry of wishes on the online platform Parcoursup can be done from January 18, 2023 and until March 9 inclusive. " I also came to get information on thedifferentscientific coursesof studyat the University of Montpellier , " says the young Alésian.

This was an opportunity for visitors to discover a multidisciplinary range of courses, from law, economics and management to health, science and technology . "I'm looking for information on studying law and political science to knowwhere to go. I need to understand how the different courses and courses of study are organized , " explains Carla, 17, a high school student from Saint-Clément-de-Rivière, accompanied by her mother.

A privileged moment to choose your orientation

This annual event allows high school students, parents and career guidance professionals to meet with the heads, professors and students of the 17 UFRs, schools and institutes of the UM, who have mobilized for this occasion. "I met with teachers from STAPS, the Polytech network and the Faculty of Science. The various exchanges allowed me to open my eyes to other disciplines such as the engineering degree," explains Quentin. It's a positive experience, I see things much more clearly. During these three days, UM professionals also led 16 conferences on health studies at the university, research and innovation careers, management, economics, future technology training (BUT), professional licenses and many other topics. "I was able to get answers to my questions about the different opportunities after studying law and politics but also to learn more about the organization of lectures. This will help me make my decision," says the young woman from Herault. 

The open house on February 11 will be an opportunity to present the UFR, schools and institutes that make up the UM through various visits: campus, university libraries and student housing. " I was able to pick up a flyer for the next JPO and I'm going to go to the university to visit the Faculty of Law in order to get a feel for this new project ," concludes Clara.