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Student Engagement at the University of Southampton


We offer a range of services designed to enable organisations of all sizes to raise their company profile, promote their recruitment opportunities and engage with our students and graduates.

The various events we offer

Employer Workshops

Skills sessions offer employers the opportunity to become actively involved in the development and learning of our students.

Insight into … Talks

Give students an insight into opportunities within a specific employment sector or deliver a talk on a specific career path.

Mock Assessment Centres

These sessions allow you the opportunity to test out new exercises that you may be looking to use in future Assessment Centres.

Outdoor Activities

Find out about organising an event in a high footfall area belonging to our Students' Union.

1:1 Activities

Meet with students individually to provide CV feedback or a mock interview.

Further information

The Careers and Employability Events team will coordinate your event, publicise it via social media, send targeted discipline specific emails and provide a meet and greet service when you arrive. We are on hand to answer any questions and our experienced team will work with you to ensure you select the event which is right for your organisation.

Our events are open to all students regardless of academic discipline or level of study and we encourage both undergraduates and postgraduates to attend. However, if you wish to target a particular academic discipline (detailed list here) or student group we can work with Academic staff and Student Societies to help market your event to the most relevant students.

When can you deliver an event?

Our 2018/19 events programme runs from 8th October to 22nd November, and again from 4th February to 22nd February.

What types of activities can you deliver?

There are a wide variety of pre-scheduled activities available for booking. We also know that many companies are looking to deliver something different, whether that be an event that runs over several hours during the day, bringing in equipment for interactive team building, arranging treasure hunts or competitions. We can help bring your activity to fruition and liaise on your behalf with the appropriate departments across campus.


To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and ways to advertise your roles and raise awareness of your brand on campus, please view please view our 'Sponsorship & Advertising' document under the Useful Downloads section, at the bottom of this page.

International student recruitment

With roughly 5000 international students from more than 135 different nations studying here we are truly an international university. We can help with your international recruitment, through facilitating events specifically targeted at these students. Please contact us via before booking to discuss the options.

How we promote your event

All Employer Events are promoted using targeted emails based on student discipline and the type of activity taking place.

We will also:

• Liaise with Faculty Employability Leads about your upcoming event
• Advertise your event via Facebook and Twitter in the run up to your event
• Promote your event through relevant society groups
• Advertise via the Careers Service monthly newsletter
• All events booked in advance of the Autumn term running from October to November will be advertised using company logos in all our internally produced marketing materials
• Recruiter in Residence bookings benefit from being advertised both on the student webpages and internally produced marketing materials
• A weekly schedule of events is uploaded to the student login page of MyCareer which increases exposure for all events

How to book an event

To book an event you will first need to register your organisation on our system; MyCareer via the following link:

Once you are registered and logged in, on the homepage click on 'Events' and 'Organisations Events'. Full instructions are in the 'How to Book' section of the Employer Events Handbook in the Useful download section at the bottom of the page.

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