Students from across Dacorum were given the chance to check out their post-school options at Berkhamsted School’s higher education fair.
The well-attended event allowed pupils to speak to representatives from various universities as well as more than 20 professions and 30 gap year providers.
A university admissions expert and a careers adviser were also on hand with advice for students unsure about their next steps.
Josh Bright, 17, from Tring School, said: “I’ve spent some time looking at universities on the internet, but it’s good to come here and actually talk to the representatives from the various universities.
“It’s opened my eyes to a few other universities that I hadn’t looked at so far.”