Penryn Campus Career Fairs

Career Fairs are a staple employability offering to the student body and allows you to raise your company profile whilst also meeting emerging talent.

Dates for 2019/20 Academic year will be released in February 2019 and bookings will open from April.

You can email Employment Services team at if you would like to be added to the invitation list.

We look forward to welcoming you on the Penryn campus soon.

Careers & Opportunities Fair

Wednesday 16th October 2019
12:00 to 15:00
The Sports Centre, Penryn Campus

The Careers & Opportunities Fair is a central event to promote your company and opportunities to all University of Exeter students on the Penryn Campus. 

We expect to welcome at least forty employers to exhibit at this flagship event, which will make it the largest career fair on the campus.

The fair provides the perfect opportunity for you to raise your profile amongst our students and market any opportunities you may have (part time, casual work, volunteering, internships, placements and graduate roles). Students use the event to meet with organisation representatives, learn more about the possible career pathways available and investigate further study options. 

This fair is open to current Exeter students from all years and disciplines of study. You can expect those in the first year through to their final year to attend.

Companies attended 2018: ABMEC (Association of British Mining Equipment Companies), AMBIOS, Army Careers Centre Redruth, Aspire Teaching Trust, Berry Recruitment, British Red Cross, CareerZone, CareerZone – Pathways, Children's Hospice South West, Communities for Renewables CIC, Cornwall SCITT, Dynamic Ground Solutions Ltd, Enterprise Rent-A Car, Ethical Power Ltd, FDM Group, Fugro GeoServices, Gradsouthwest Limited, Hanson UK, IOM3, Jacobs, J.P Morgan, Keller Ltd, Nalders Solicitors, National Trust, Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Nijhuis H2OK Ltd, Nomenca, Operation Wallacea, Pall Manufacturing, Phoenix Health Care Services Ltd, PKF Francis Clark, PZ Conservation CIC, Reed Education, Regen, RNLI, SCS Railways (Skanska Costain Strabag JV), South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, Stephens Scown LLP, Student Startups, Tarmac, Teach First, the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers, Trolex ltd, Unlocking Potential

Bookings are now open:

Volunteering Fair

Wednesday 19th Feb 2020
16:00-18:00 Sports Centre, Penryn Campus

This fair offers volunteering, internships, placements and graduate opportunities within the third sector and all aspects of the public sector. Our students already support, volunteer and intern at a wide range of charities, NGO’s and public sector bodies whilst studying with us, as well as engaging in the local community. Together with the academic subject specialism offered at our Cornwall Campuses, our students develop skill sets to become a real asset to any organisation in these sectors, and this is a great event to showcase your opportunities and build your brand on campus.

This year we have over 50 organisations attending: Ethical Power, Love Falmouth volunteers, Cornwall Museums Partnership, Falmouth Marine Conservation, East African Playgrounds, Camp Kernow, Mary's Meals at FXU, Penryn Memory Cafe, Cats Protection Cornwall Adoption Centre, FXU Coppafeel UBT, Royal Lifesaving Society UK, FXU Ghanaian Book Connection, Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union, Surfers Against Sewage, Royal Air Force, Wheal Martyn Clay Works, CCUSA, FXU RAD, Cancer Research UK, ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES, Royal Cornwall Museum, Connecting Lives, Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature, Frontier, Civil Service Fast Stream, iSightCornwall, Falmouth Age Concern, CLIC Sargent, YHA (England and Wales), EuroPeers UK, University of Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme, Devon and Cornwall Police, Tate St Ives, Penryn Primary Academy - Aspire Academy Trust, National Trust, The Poly, Falmouth, BSA - British Science Association, Generation Wild, Penryn Produce, CSW Group (South West Peninsula STEM Ambassador Hub), RNLI, CLIC Sargent, Samaritans of Cornwall at Truro, FXU Flicka Volunteering Project, National Animal Welfare Trust - Cornwall, Cornwall Film Festival, MAKE AMENDS Empowering People to Make Things Right, Girlguiding Cornwall

This fair is organised in conjunction with FXU (Falmouth and Exeter Student Union)

Bookings will open 1st June 2019 via the online form:


Spring Jobs Fair 2020 

Wednesday 5th February 2020
11:00 - 14:00
The Compass, Penryn Campus

This new fair is an opportunity for organisations that offer positions for graduate recruitment or summer casual jobs to meet students.

Exhibitors from various sectors offering projects, internships, casual work, voluntary roles and other opportunities are invited to speak to students.

This event will be open to students studying at Falmouth University and University of Exeter.

Previous attending companies: BF Adventure, Tempest Photography, St Michael's Resort, Civil Service, Akwaaba Volunteers, Kresen Kernow, British Red Cross, PFA Research, Cornwall Staff Agency, Berry Recruitment, Student Startups

Bookings will open September 2019


Fees (Spring Fair & Volunteering Fair)

  • Standard Rate - £50+VAT - All organisations except where specified rates apply
  • Reduced Rate - £25+VAT - Local Government, Local SME and Not for Profit (Includes LEA’s, Unions, Associations, Professional Bodies and other HEI’s and companies with fewer than 250 employees.)
  • Charity Rate £0 - registered charities
  • Internal - (FREE)

The charges include:

  • A stand space (2.5m width x 1.5m depth x 2m height)
  • One table and 2 chairs
  • An electrical point (where possible)
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Lunch vouchers or pasties for exhibitors
  • Tea, coffee, mineral water and biscuits available where possible
  • Car parking permit for 1 vehicle (additional parking spaces will be chargeable)

Please note: invoicing will take place after the event.

Fees (Careers & Opportunities Fair)

Please note: these fees are increased due to the larger scale of the event

  • Standard Rate - £79+VAT - All organisations except where specified rates apply
  • Reduced Rate - £39+VAT - Government, Small Medium Enterprises (outside Cornwall) and Not for Profit (Includes LEA’s, Unions, Associations and Professional Bodies)
  • Charity and Local Employer Rate £25+VAT - registered charities and Cornwall-based SMEs (fewer than 250 staff).
  • Internal - (FREE) - Please note lunch not included

The charges include:

  • A stand space (2m width x 1.5m depth x 2m height)
  • Up to two tables and four chairs
  • An electrical point (where possible)
  • Inclusion in the fair promotional material (including list of exhibitors, outlining roles available and web address)
  • Hyperlink from the Career Zone’s website to your organisation’s website (if provided before 1st October).
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Pasties for exhibitors (not included for internal exhibitors)
  • Tea, coffee, bottled water and biscuits available throughout the event
  • Car parking permit for one vehicle (additional parking spaces will be chargeable)

Please note: invoicing will take place after the event.

Please see individual details above as the fairs vary.

You will be charged the full cost of the fair in advance unless cancellation of booking is received in writing no later than 5 working days prior to the fair.  If you cancel after this date the full cost will still be incurred.  


To find out more about fairs on our Cornwall campus, please contact: