Careers and Placement Fair

Careers and Placement Fair

Bookings for our 2017 fair are now open. If you would like to book a stand space you will need to register as an employer, or log in if you are already registered. To do this click here. You will then to complete the online booking form, titled Careers & Placement Fair 2017 Booking Form

Tuesday 17 October 2017
11:30 to 15:30
The Great Hall and Sanctuary, Streatham Campus 

This fair is aimed at current Exeter students from all disciplines and all years of study. Students will use the event to meet with organisation representatives, learn more about the possible career pathways available and investigate further study options. Our recent graduates are also welcome to attend.  

Organisations exhibit to promote their internships, placements, graduate vacancies and post-graduate courses. Please note this fair is not suitable for those offering volunteering opportunities. 



If you would like to book a stand space, click on the following link to the Employer Career Zone. You will need to register as an employer, or log in if you are already registered. You will then need to complete the on-line booking form, titled Careers & Placement Fair 2017 Booking Formon the left hand side of the Employer Career Zone Homepage. If you are an agency, you must book under the client’s name and record.

You will be contacted within 15 working days of submission to confirm if you have been successful in gaining a place. If you complete the booking form after all the places have been filled, we will inform you accordingly. If you are successful in securing a space, we will forward the final fair details to you in early October. Please be aware that if you have any outstanding invoices with us, then we will be unable to confirm your space at the event until the account has been settled.

Based on previous interest levels, we anticipate high demand for this event and expect it to be oversubscribed. It is therefore strongly advised you submit your booking form promptly. Please note we limit the number of spaces available to recruitment agencies and jobs portals to a maximum of three. 

Most companies are eligible for our standard rate of £450+VAT except where special rates apply (please see below).    

  • Agency Rate - £550+VAT - all recruitment agencies and jobs portals.
  • Charity Rate - £200+VAT - all registered charities recruiting to paid positions only. 

Due to high demand for this event, we recommend submitting your booking form promptly. Please note we limit the number of spaces available to recruitment agencies and jobs portals (specialising in graduate recruitment only), to a maximum of three. Limited spaces are available for those who are eligible for our discounted rate and are allocated at our discretion.

The charges include:

  • A stand space (2m width x 1.5m depth x 2m height)
  • One table and 2 chairs
  • An electrical point
  • A standard entry in our fair booklet
  • Hyperlink from the Career Zone’s website to your organisation’s website.
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Lunch for 2 exhibitors (additional lunches will be chargeable)
  • Tea, coffee, water and biscuits available throughout the day
  • Car parking permit for one vehicle (additional parking spaces will be chargeable)

Invoicing will take place after the event. Failure to provide accurate invoicing details may result in a processing fee of up to £30.

Sponsorship has been already been confirmed for this year's fair. 

A hot lunch will be available for exhibitors at the nearby Terrace Restaurant from 11:30. Tickets are distributed to exhibitors on the day.

Additional lunches can be booked in advance. They are charged at £6.50+VAT per head (inclusive of tea, coffee, water and biscuits throughout the day). 

The fair will take place in the Great Hall, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4PZ. It will be open to students from 11:30 to 15:30.

Access to the building is from 08:30 to 17:00. Student helpers will be available throughout these times to assist.

In 2016 we had 86 exhibitors and 2,800 students visit the fair. A selection of exhibitor quotes are below: 

"Attendance and engagement was great!"

 "Great footfall and location on campus"

"Lots of relevant and interested students."

"The whole event was very well run."

"Event very well organised. Lovely venue. Lovely options of food. Great attendance. Students asked a lot of good questions."

"Students helping at the event were fantastic and really helpful."

"Good range of students from years 1-3 and always busy."

"Very busy. Good calibre of students."

"The event was organised very well... there was advertisement of the fair all over campus which resulted in a fantastic attendance. There were also very good quality candidates who were genuinely interested in what was on offer with various schemes."



100% of respondents confirmed they would return to the event. 

View our brochure to see the range of exhibitors who attended. 


Deliveries in advance of the fair date will only be accepted on the 16th October between 09:00 and 16:00. Deliveries on the day are not accepted. All deliveries are the responsibility of the exhibiting organisation. The University of Exeter cannot accept responsibility for any loss of, or damage to, items that are delivered to campus.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitors to ensure that any goods for collection are packaged and labelled accordingly. Items must be collected no later than 17:00 on the day of the fair.

Cancellation must be received in writing by emailing Natalie Luscombe, Employer Liaison Officer ( by Wednesday 30th August 2017. Cancellations received after this date will result in the full cost being incurred. Failure to attend the Fair, regardless of reason, will result in the full charge being levied.


To discuss inclusion in the Careers and Placement Fair, please contact:

Natalie Luscombe 
Employer Liaison Officer
Tel: 01392 724418

Emily Hayter
Careers Support Officer (Graduate Recruitment) 
Tel: 01392 722084