Widen Your Options

Widen Your Options

Widen Your Options is a programme of activity providing information on a range of career paths to supplement the traditional “milkround” recruitment events of the major graduate recruiters.

There is a particular focus on non-traditional career paths and hard-to-enter specialisms.

Bookings for autumn term 2019 are now open. If you would like to book in a Widen Your Options event, please see contact details further below.

Sessions are arranged for students on all our campuses and include panel discussions, individual sector presentations and interactive workshops from industry professionals, many of whom are Exeter alumni. They provide valuable insight and practical advice about how to enter specific sectors. Wherever possible, sessions are video conferenced between our campuses in Exeter and Penryn, Cornwall.

  • Advertising
  • Charity and Voluntary Sector
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Events Management
  • HR/Recruitment
  • Marketing and PR
  • Media and Journalism
  • Property Sector
  • Publishing
  • Self employment/entrepreneurship
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Travel and Tourism

These sessions are run throughout the autumn and spring terms with the majority held in October, November, February and March.

They usually last between one – two hours depending on the format and are always on campus.

Times are flexible so can be held either during the day (usually from lunchtime onwards) or in the early evening from 18:30.

All sessions are listed on our events web page and Widen Your Options microsite. We operate an electronic sign-up system from both pages, which provides a good indication of the number of students likely to attend each session. In addition to this we also promote events via emails and our social media channels. The Widen Your Options programme is further promoted via posters and fliers.

To ensure best attendance we seek to book speakers in as early as possible, which is particularly important when hosting panel discussions.

We are grateful for the support of our alumni and business contacts and therefore there are no charges associated with our Widen Your Options sessions.


To find out more and to book a Widen Your Options event, please contact:

Natalie Luscombe
Employer Liaison Officer
Tel: 01392 724418
Email: n.l.luscombe@exeter.ac.uk

Charlotte Hunt
Careers Support Officer
Tel: 01392 725199
Email: C.E.Hunt@exeter.ac.uk