Careers and Placement Fair

Careers and Placement Fair

Tuesday 20 October 2020
11:30 to 15:30
The Great Hall and Sanctuary, Streatham Campus 

Bookings are not yet open for 2020. Please see further below if you wish to be added to the mailing list.

Our flagship fair provides an excellent opportunity to boost your profile and meet with our high calibre students. It typically attracts over 80 exhibitors and in the region of 2,800 students, making it the largest careers fair we deliver.

We welcome a range of companies, representing a variety of sectors. Exhibitors attend to promote graduate vacancies, internships, placements and postgraduate courses.

The event is marketed to University of Exeter students from all years and disciplines, including those based at our Penryn campus in Cornwall. As we encourage early consideration of career pathways, you can expect those in the first year through to their final year to attend. Our graduates are also welcome. 

Please click on the headings below for more information about the fair.  

Please note this fair is not suitable for those offering volunteering opportunities. 

The 2020 Careers & Placement Fair is not yet open for bookings. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact

Most companies are eligible for our standard rate of £495+VAT except where special rates apply (please see below).    

  • Agency Rate - £595+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 (2.5m width x 1.5m depth x 2m height)
  • One table and two chairs
  • An electrical point
  • Wifi access (subject to restrictions, you may need to bring a dongle if you have an encrypted laptop). 
  • Lunch for two exhibitors (additional lunches will be chargeable)
  • Tea, coffee, water and biscuits available throughout the day
  • Car parking permit for one vehicle 
  • A standard entry in our fair booklet
  • Hyperlink from the Career Zone’s website to your organisation’s website.

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

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

Additional lunches can be booked in advance. They are charged at £6.90+VAT per head (inclusive of tea, coffee, water and biscuits throughout the day). Please note that due to health & safety reasons, we can only accommodate a maximum number of 4 people per stand and therefore restrict the number of additional lunches that can be purchased, to two.

The fair will take place in the Great Hall, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4PZ. The event 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 2019 we had 81 exhibitors and approximately 2,500 students visit the fair. A selection of exhibitor quotes from past events are below: 

"Space organised very well, very busy all day, students were enthusiastic, driven and communicated, refreshments were a lovely idea and much appreciated - well organised!"

"Definitely one of the biggest I've been to this year - well organised, credit to the organisers."

"Good students, good flow and interested." 

"A really fantastic event - busy, well-organised..."

"Really good footfall and excellent students with great questions."

"The environment works well, there was good service on the refreshments and a very good calibre of students."

"Interested and informed students - open to all opportunities."

"Everything was very easy and straight forward."

"Really engaged students who asked lots of questions - GREAT!"

"Very straightforward booking process, responsive staff. Good number and mixture of attendees."

"…Lots of people - great turnout."

 View our 2019 brochure to see the range of exhibitors who attended last year. 

Deliveries in advance of the fair date will only be accepted on Monday 14 October 2019 between 9:00–16:00. All material delivered on the day should be accompanied by a contractor or representative from the exhibiting company. We are unable to sign for material delivered by couriers or manage the receipt of any unaccompanied deliveries on the day of the fair. 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 Tuesday 3 September 2019. 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.

Any data provided to the University by any party will be processed in accordance with Student Employability and Academic Success (SEAS) Privacy Policy


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