STEM Careers Fair

STEM Careers Fair

Tuesday 6 November 2018
11:30 to 14:30
The Great Hall and Sanctuary, Streatham Campus

This fair is open to current Exeter students from all years and disciplines of study but will be most suited to those studying in our College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences (CEMPS), College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES) and Medical School (UEMS). 

There are over 2,500 students studying across all three Colleges, which include the following subjects: 

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Materials, Electronic and Renewable Energy)
  • Computer Science
  • Biosciences
  • Geography (Physical and Human)
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Medical Sciences

The fair provides the perfect opportunity for you to raise your profile amongst our students and market any opportunities you may have. Exhibitors attend to promote their internships, placements, graduate vacancies and postgraduate courses.

Students use the event to meet with organisation representatives, learn more about the career options available and investigate further study options. As we encourage early consideration of career pathways, you can expect students in their first year through to their final year. Our graduates are also welcome. 

Due to high demand for this event, we recommend submitting a booking form as soon as possible.

Bookings are now open. Please click on the relevant heading below to access our online booking form.

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

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

To book onto the STEM Careers Fair, please complete the online booking form here. Please note, you will need to login or register on our Employer Career Zone system in order to complete the form.

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 and Local Employer Rate £200+VAT - registered charities directly recruiting to own organisation for paid positions; professional bodies; Cornwall, Devon and Somerset based SMEs (fewer than 250 staff).

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
  • Wi-Fi 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, bottled 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

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

Sponsorship for 2018 is available. For more information please contact

A hot lunch will be available for exhibitors at the nearby Terrace Restaurant from 11:00. Tickets are distributed to exhibitors on the day.

Additional lunches can be booked in advance. They are charged at £6.75+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. The event will be open to students from 11:30 to 14:30.

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


In 2017 the fair attracted 78 exhibitors and had approximately 1100 students. You can view a selection of last year's exhibitors' comments below:

"Only the best [calibre of student] at Exeter." 

"Spoke to a large number of students." 

"Good way of getting the business name out to prospective employees/grads." 

"Good flow of students." 

"Well organised."

"We have been before and will come again."

"Good amount of students." 

"It was very busy during all open hours and we had a lot of students visiting our stand.”  


100% of respondents confirmed they would recommend the event to other employers. 

View our 2017 brochure to see the range of exhibitors who attended. 

Deliveries in advance of the fair date will only be accepted on Monday 5th November between 09:00 - 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 19th September 2018. 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 STEM Careers Fair, please contact:

Natalie Luscombe 
Employer Liaison Officer
Tel: 01392 724418

Charlotte Hunt
Careers Support Officer
Tel: 01392 725199