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Employer Engagement and Student Employment in Penryn 

Penryn Campus Career Fairs

Careers fairs

Careers fairs

If you are a current student viewing this page, please visit the Career Zone website for the relevant fair information.

We host a number of careers fairs throughout the academic year. They provide a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with our talented and ambitious students.  Careers fairs that we deliver are open to University of Exeter students of any degree, year group or campus location. They're designed to enable you to promote your internships, placements, graduate roles, training contracts and further study opportunities. They are extensively marketed to all our students and in some cases timetabled to maximise attendance.

We are currently planning for our 23-24 academic year of careers fairs, more information will be added below as details are confirmed.

Penryn Campus Part-Time Jobs Fair  - 31st January 2024

The Penryn Campus Part-Time Jobs Fair is marketed to University of Exeter and Falmouth University students from all years and disciplines based at our Penryn Campus.

Here you can meet and talk informally with students about your part-time jobs and seasonal work, but also consider internship programmes, placements, and graduate careers where relevant.

We look forward to welcoming a range of companies, representing a variety of sectors back to campus.

Unfortunately, this fair is not suitable for promoting volunteering opportunities or unpaid/chargeable internships.

Booking is now open via our Handshake platform, if you don’t already have an organisation profile on Handshake you will first need to create one. The profile you create will automatically form part of the Part-Time Jobs Fair online brochure, hosted on Handshake for our students to browse in advance of the fair. We recommend you use high quality images and include a good description of your organisation and the opportunities you offer to ensure a professional profile is available to students.

If you need any support setting up a Handshake account for your organisation this article is particularly useful. If you need help finding and booking a fair this article may be of use. 

Most companies are eligible for our standard rate of £40+VAT. 

Due to high demand for this event we recommend submitting the booking form promptly.  We will be operating on a first-come, first-served basis at our discretion to allocate the spaces available.

Please note we limit the number of spaces available to recruitment agencies and jobs portals. Limited spaces are available for those who are eligible for our discounted rates (museums and heritage sites) and group rates (local, small businesses) and are allocated by invite and at our discretion.

The charges include:

  • A stand space
  • 1 table and 2 chairs
  • WiFi access
  • A pasty for lunch for each exhibitor (meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available)
  • Tea, coffee and water throughout the day
  • 1 parking space
  • An electrical point may be available, please indicate if you need this in the booking form and we will do our best to accommodate

The fair will take place in The Exchange, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE. The event will be open to students from 10:30 to 14:00.

Access to The Exchange is from 09:30 to 15:00 with parking available close to the building. Staff helpers will be available throughout these times to assist you with set up and take down of your stand if needed.

If you have any accessibility requirements please include these in your booking form or email the team on to discuss how we can best host you on the day.

If you wish to make special arrangements for the delivery and/or collection of materials for the fair in advance of the event, please email the team on All materials delivered on the day should be accompanied by a contractor or representative from the exhibiting company as 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 3:00pm on the day of the fair.

Payments (£40+VAT) will be taken via invoice once the fair has taken place. You will be invoiced by either Falmouth University or the University of Exeter.

Please provide us with accurate information so our finance departments can successfully invoice after the fair takes place. If this is your first time working with us you will need to complete a supplier form which our teams will email to you before the fair.

Failure to provide accurate invoicing details in a suitable time may result in an additional processing fee of £30. Please do not make payment via BACS.

If you have any questions about the payment process please contact or

You will be charged the full cost of the fair if you cancel your booking after Wednesday 10th January 2024. Bookings made after this date will also be fully payable if cancelled. Cancellations need to be made in writing to or

To view the fair terms and conditions please visit our Physical Fair Terms and Conditions 2023.

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

Ecology, Conservation & Environment Fair 2024 - Date to be confirmed (February)

More details will be added soon.

Careers & Opportunities Fair 2024 - Date to be confirmed (October)

More details will be added soon, bookings will be taken through Handshake.

If you would like any further information regarding these fairs, please contact the Employer Engagement team at