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Careers and Employability Service

University of Southampton Careers Fairs and Employer Events

The University of Southampton is ranked in the top 15 UK university in the Times and the Sunday Times' Good University Guide and Top 100 in the world, and a founding member of the Russell Group. Careers Fairs are an excellent way to engage with our students and raise brand awareness.

We are offering three different Careers Fairs this year. Virtual hosting via our careers portal, MyCareer, will create an intuitive, user friendly experience for students and employers. Students will see your virtual stand, organisation links and any job opportunities that have been posted on MyCareer. You will be able to talk to students via pre-booked 1:1 appointments and group rooms, which raises your brand awareness.

Register on MyCareer

Costs to attend 

27th October 2021 – All Sectors Fair (Business, Finance, Management & Consulting etc.)

Our All Sectors Fair incorporates all business areas (Except Health Sciences) to showcase their various opportunities to our students.

£400 plus VAT for a large graduate recruiter

£200 plus VAT for a small graduate recruiter 

28th October 2021 – IT, Science and Engineering Fair 

Engage with top STEM talent. The IT, Science and Engineering Fair is a highly successful Careers Fair providing your organisation with an amazing opportunity to meet our talented students and raise the profile of your organisation.

£400 plus VAT for a large graduate recruiter

£200 plus VAT for a small graduate recruiter 

3rd November 2021 – Non-profit and Charity Careers Fair

We are pleased to confirm we are hosting our first dedicated Non-profit and Charity Careers Fair! This is a fantastic opportunity for your organisation to engage with our passionate and talented students, who are keen to make a difference. Organisations can utilise this Fair to promote a range of opportunities.

Free for UK Registered Charities and Non- profit / Third Sector organisations. 

* Please note booking does not guarantee a place at the above Career Fairs, as we will be ensuring there are a wide range of opportunities. 


What is included:


Employer Events

For Autumn term 2021, we will not be coordinating employer events. However, we will be supporting organisations in promoting their own virtual employer presentations or events to students. If you would like the opportunity to engage with University of Southampton coordinated events, please refer to our Design Your Future activities.  

Skills Workshops and 1:1 Activities

We will be able to host a number of Skills Workshops and Employer 1:1s virtually this Autumn Term and are currently taking expressions of interest. 

Employer Panel Events 

We are seeking to host sector-based panel events on campus this Autumn. Employers will be sharing their insights on specific themes, in addition to promoting any opportunities they may have.  

Contact us 

If you are interested in any of the above please contact 


Design Your Future Festival  

From Monday 18 October to Sunday 7 November, the University will be running our Design Your Future Festival. The festival will facilitate the opportunity for students to engage in activities that will enable them to take control of their career development and recognise the steps they can take today. The festival will focus on graduate recruitment, employer engagement and work experience opportunities via a range of large scale virtual fairs, on campus panel events, one to ones with organisations and careers advisors, student enterprise opportunities and new business development ideas. If you are interested in engaging with our dynamic and motivated students at the festival please contact for further information.    

We have three opportunities to Sponsor the Design Your Future festival, which includes all three Careers Fairs. This is a fantastic way to raise your profile to University of Southampton students during the busiest recruitment cycle of the academic year.

Cost is £800 (plus VAT) and this includes your virtual fair stand at any of the Careers Fairs and many more benefits. See further information here

Please read our exhibitor guide for more information on how to develop your virtual stand.