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Careers and Placement Fair sponsored by Hazlewoods

Tuesday 17 October 2023
11:30 to 15:30
The Terrace, Sanctuary and Forum, Streatham Campus

The information on this page relates to an event which has now passed. Details about our next Careers and Placement Fair will be available in spring 2024.

Current student? Then please visit Handshake for full details about our careers fairs or visit our student-facing careers fairs webpage

This year we are reuniting the Careers and Placement Fair with the STEM Careers Fair to create one flagship event on our Streatham campus in Exeter. 

Our flagship fair provides an excellent opportunity to boost your profile and meet with our high calibre students. It typically attracts over 70+ exhibitors and in the region of 2,000 students, making it the largest careers fair we deliver.

We welcome a range of companies, representing a variety of sectors. Exhibitors attend to promote graduate vacancies, internships, placements and postgraduate courses. Please note this fair is not suitable for those offering volunteering opportunities or chargeable internships.

The event is marketed to University of Exeter students from all years and disciplines, including those based at our Penryn campus in Cornwall. As we encourage early consideration of career pathways, 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.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The University remains committed to ensuring the safety of those participating in our events. Whilst we are now taking bookings for this fair, we continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and we would like to offer our reassurance that you will not be charged for your booking with us should the fair be cancelled due to coronavirus.

We are currently closed for bookings for this fair. 

If you have any queries you can reach out to us via 

Most companies are eligible for our standard rate of £495+VAT except where special rates apply (please see below).    

  • Agency Rate - £595+VAT - all recruitment agencies and jobs portals.
  • Charity and Local SME Rate £200+VAT - Registered charities 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 (2m height x 2.5m width x 1.5m depth)
  • One table and two chairs
  • One electrical point
  • Wi-Fi access (subject to restrictions, you will need to bring a dongle if you have an encrypted laptop) 
  • Lunch for two exhibitors (additional lunches will be chargeable)
  • Tea, coffee, water and biscuits available throughout the day
  • Car parking space for one vehicle 
  • A standard entry in our fair booklet

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

The fair will take place in The Terrace, Sanctuary and the Forum, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4PZ. The event will be open to students from 11:30 to 15:30.

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

In 2022 we had 76 exhibitors and approximately 2,000 students visit the fair. A selection of exhibitor quotes from past events are below: 

"Space organised very well, very busy all day, students were enthusiastic, driven and communicated, refreshments were a lovely idea and much appreciated - well organised!"

"Definitely one of the biggest I've been to this year - well organised, credit to the organisers."

"Good students, good flow and interested." 

"A really fantastic event - busy, well-organised..."

"Really good footfall and excellent students with great questions."

"The environment works well, there was good service on the refreshments and a very good calibre of students."

"Interested and informed students - open to all opportunities."

"Everything was very easy and straight forward."

"Really engaged students who asked lots of questions - GREAT!"

"Very straightforward booking process, responsive staff. Good number and mixture of attendees."

"…Lots of people - great turnout."

 View our 2022 fair page on Handshake to see the range of exhibitors who attended. 

Cancellation must be received in writing by emailing by Tuesday 5 September 2023. 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.

In the event that the University of Exeter cancels the Careers and Placement Fair due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), you will not be charged for your booking with us. 

To view this fair's terms and conditions please visit our Physical Fair Terms and Conditions (Careers and Placement 2023)

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