Summer Recruitment Fair

Summer Recruitment Fair 

2020 date TBC
11:00 to 14:00
The Forum, Streatham Campus

The Summer Recruitment Fair 2019 has now taken place. The 2020 date will be released in due course. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive an invite when this event opens for bookings, please email

Our final recruitment fair of the academic year welcomes companies from a range of sectors and is used to promote casual, part-time and summer work, internships/vacation schemes, year in industry placements, graduate roles and postgraduate study. 

A smaller event in comparison to our autumn careers fairs, the Summer Recruitment Fair provides an intimate opportunity to meet with approximately 400 current Exeter students. The event is marketed to Exeter students from all years and disciplines, so 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 Summer Recruitment Fair 2019 has now taken place. The 2020 date will be released in due course. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive an invite when this event opens for bookings, please email

Most companies are eligible for our standard rate of £255+VAT except where special rates apply (please see below).    

  • Agency Rate - £300+VAT - all national recruitment agencies (based outside Devon, Cornwall and Somerset) and jobs portals.
  • Charity Rate - £145+VAT - all registered charities recruiting to paid positions only. 
  • Local SMEs Rate - £75+VAT - all small and medium enterprises (250 or fewer staff/less than £50million turnover) based in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset only

Due to high demand for this event, we recommend submitting your booking form promptly. 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 2m depth approx) - only suitable for slim (roll-up) banner stands
  • One table (1.5m width x 0.55m depth x 0.74m height) and two chairs
  • An electrical point
  • Wifi access (subject to restrictions, you may need to bring a dongle if you have an encrypted laptop)
  • Packed lunch for two, each containing a sandwich, snack and drink
  • Tea, coffee, bottled water and biscuits available throughout the day
  • Car parking permit for one vehicle
  • 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.

If you are interested in sponsoring our Summer Recruitment Fair, please contact for further details.

Each stand will be entitled to two packed lunches. You will be able to select a sandwich, crisp flavour and drink option for two exhibitors for the day of the fair.

The fair will take place in the University of Exeter Forum, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4PZ. The event will be open to students between 11:00-14:00.

Access to the building is between 09:00-17:00. 

In 2019 we had 27 exhibitors and approximately 400 students visit the fair.

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

Deliveries in advance of the fair date will only be accepted the day before the fair 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 the advertised cancellation date (this is TBC for 2020) Cancellations received after the cancellation date 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 Summer Recruitment Fair, please contact:

Charlotte Hunt
Careers Support Officer
Tel: 01392 725199

Emily Hayter
Careers Support Officer 
Tel: 01392 722084