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To find out more and to book a presentation, please contact the team at gradrec@exeter.ac.uk

Recruitment presentations

Recruitment presentations

Presentations provide the ideal opportunity to meet students who are particularly interested in your company and for you to make them aware of the opportunities you can offer. They can be delivered virtually or in-person. 

Autumn Term 2022 Bookings and COVID-19 

We anticipate that in-person teaching will be going ahead as planned. Some sessions may be delivered online. Whilst many companies are continuing to deliver virtual presentations, please get in touch with gradrec@exeter.ac.uk if you are considering delivering a Streatham campus (Exeter, Devon) on-campus event. Please bear in mind that all physical bookings will still require robust risk assessments and protocols to be followed in order for them to go ahead. They will also be subject to the latest COVID-19 guidance.

If you intend to deliver a virtual event that is exclusively for University of Exeter students we advise that you contact gradrec@exeter.ac.uk in advance to ensure we can work with you to confirm suitable dates and avoid clashes with any similar activity we have scheduled. 

If you are delivering virtual events which are open to students from multiple universities, then you can upload these for promotion, via Handshake. You can read more about this free service, here and also by clicking on the 'External Events' section on this page.   

Summer Term 2022

Due to examinations, we do not usually deliver recruitment presentations in the summer term.

Please click on the headings below for more information, including charges. 

If you are a current student visiting this page, please visit Handshake for a list of all upcoming recruitment presentations. 

Recruitment presentations take place throughout the academic year. October and November are peak times, followed by late January and into February. They do not tend to run in the summer due to examinations.

Presentations run Monday-Thursday inclusive. We hold them in the daytime or early evening.  For daytime presentations, we recommend scheduling over the lunch period or afternoon to ensure maximum attendance and commencing the event on the half hour, in line with lecture schedules. For evening presentations, we recommend starting your event at 18:00 or 18:30. 

Virtual Presentations

We advise that virtual recruitment presentations should last between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

We have two options for presentation delivery for events that are exclusive to Exeter students:

1. We can manage the set-up, registration, marketing and IT support for your event, using our preferred platform ‘Go To Webinar’. Please note that we won’t be able to share student data if you choose this option.

2. You can deliver the event via your preferred platform and simply provide us with all the necessary details to market the event.

Virtual presentations are made accessible to all students across all our campuses, including those based in Cornwall,  but can also be targeted towards specific degrees or colleges.

Alternatively, if you are delivering virtual events which are open to students from multiple universities, then you can upload these for promotion, via Handshake. You can read more about this free service, here.  

In-person Presentations

In person presentations usually run between one - two hours, and are often followed by networking.

Whilst most take place early evening, either on campus or at one of the local hotels in Exeter city centre, daytime events can be arranged. Local organisations may wish to consider holding such an event on their premises, if practical. For presentations on campus, we book the venue for you, as well as any equipment and catering requirements you have. 

These events are made accessible to all students at our Exeter campuses but can also be targeted towards specific degrees or colleges.

Virtual presentations

Virtual recruitment presentations booked with the Employer Events Team and exclusive to University of Exeter students are advertised via: 

  • The Career Zone website
  • Our internal online events site ‘Handshake’
  • Email circular
  • Via our social media channels

 Where appropriate, the events will also be included in College-based marketing material. 

Event sign up is dependant on the platform of delivery; if a presentation is being run by us through our platform of choice then we are unable to share student data with you due to GDPR. We will update you with registration numbers from approximately one week before your event.

If managing the presentation through your choice of platform, then you are responsible for keeping us up to date on registration numbers so we can tailor marketing accordingly.

Please note that events booked through the Employer Events team should only be attended by University of Exeter students and graduates. 

In-person, on campus presentations

In person, on-campus recruitment presentations booked with the Employer Events Team and exclusively to University of Exeter students are advertised via: 

  • The Career Zone website
  • Our internal online events site ‘Handshake’
  • Email circular, sent to all Streatham and St Luke’s campus based students (approximately 20,000)
  • Via our social media channels

Where appropriate, the events will also be included in College-based marketing material.

We operate an electronic sign-up system within Handshake, which will provide a good indication of the number of students likely to attend your presentation. You will automatically be provided with this information approximately one week ahead of your event. 

Please note that events booked through the Employer Events team can only be attended by University of Exeter students and graduates. 

Events exclusively listed on Handshake

If you do not book your event with our team and opt to only list on Handshake then regardless of whether it is virtual or in-person,  we are unable to guarantee providing any additional marketing, other than your Handshake entry.  

Attendance  

Please note that we are unable to guarantee attendance numbers at any events advertised to our students.

Whilst we endeavour to schedule your event to avoid clashes with any other that have booked with us from the same sector,  student societies and other groups run employer events independently of our team which we will not necessarily have any prior knowledge of.   

In order to benefit from all the publicity opportunities and get the best attendance, as well as to avoid clashes with other employers, we urge you to book a date with us as early as possible. We advise at least 4 weeks notice minimum between booking and the live event. 

For the upcoming autumn term, many employers secure their preferred dates when we first open for bookings (spring).

Autumn Term 2022 Events 

Virtual Presentation Charges

For virtual presentations open exclusively to Exeter students, we charge as follows: 

Fully managed event (using our platform, Go to Webinar) - £95+VAT  

Scheduling and Promotion only - Free of charge 

In-Person Presentation Charges

Our presentation admin fee is £95+VAT and applies to all evening presentations. This fee is levied regardless of the location of your presentation. 

Room hire charges apply from 17:30 when on campus. Room hire also applies to presentations which start before and crossover the 17:30 threshold while on campus. Additional charges will be levied for catering, equipment hire and AV support. Please note, catering is not permitted during daytime, on-campus events.  

Events open to multiple universities

These events can be uploaded directly to Handshake, free of charge. Please visit the 'External Events' section on this webpage for details. 

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Summer Term 2022 Events 

Due to examinations, presentations tend not to be delivered in the summer term. However if they are scheduled, virtual recruitment presentations will be free of charge, regardless of time of day or platform used. 

In-person presentation administration fees have also been waived this term, although charges will apply for catering and additional equipment requests for on-campus events.  

We can advertise externally organised employability-related events on our careers portal Handshake, free of charge. You can connect to the University of Exeter on Handshake here and upload your external events and job postings to the platform, to reach our students.

You can find out more on joining Handshake here, and how to upload your events to the system quickly by following the steps shown in this guide. For more information on uploading job opportunities, visit our webpage.

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