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Past Events and Fairs

Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise host a variety of events during the year to help assist you finding your dream job or gain valuable work experience. See the details below of previous events.  If you would like further information please contact

Spring Fairs and Employer Events

Careers Fairs

Careers Opportunities Fair, held on Wednesday 09 March 11:00 - 16:00

Hosted on MyCareer, this unmissable Virtual Careers Fair was a fantastic opportunity to network and explore a career with sector-leading organisations.

There were over 40 exhibitors with opportunities including internships, placements and graduate roles. Companies attending and wanting to meet you include, BAE Systems, Civil Service Fast Stream, Enterprise, Furgro, Menzies LLP, Schlumberger and many more.

To see the full list of who attended the event visit MyCareer.

If you would like further information please contact

Professional Archaeology Careers Fair, held on Monday 14 March 13:30 – 15:30

Our first virtual Professional Archaeology Careers Fair was a great success. To see the full list of who attended visit MyCareer.

Spring Employer Events

Other events in Spring 2022 included the first ever on-campus Summer Internship event and the International Student Careers Afternoon. Both were held in building 38p and were fully booked.

We also held various virtual events, including workshops, round table discussions and panels. They provided insight into working at different industries, hosted by various alumni and professionals. See the full list below:

Mock Interviews with the National Careers Service

EmployAbility Mental Health: Your rights and adjustments in recruitment

Exploring Social Mobility: Being Your Authentic Self

Insight into Publishing


Design Your Future Festival 2021

This was a 3-week festival of events (18 October - 07 November 2021) to support students in accessing work experience, graduate roles, part-time work and entrepreneurship activities. Included in the Design Your Future Festival was our 3 virtual careers fairs, employer-led panel events and employability workshops.

Autumn Careers Fairs

Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise hosted four Careers Fairs for all students this Autumn as part of the Design Your Future Festival. The All Sectors, IT, Science & Engineering and Non-profit & Charity Fairs were hosted virtually via MyCareer and there was the opportunity to pre-book 121 conversations and have group chats on the day with employers who offered a range of vacancies and graduate roles.

The University Opportunities Fair was successfully hosted in person on the Redbrick and Marquee areas. There were over 20 exhibitors from a wide range of University departments including: Study Abroad, Work Experience, Enterprise, Alumni, Post Graduate and the Students Union.


All Sectors Fair

The All Sector Careers Fair was hosted via MyCareer on Wednesday 27 October from 11:00–17:00. Click here to still see who exhibited, their stands and opportunities.

IT, Science & Engineering Fair

The ITSE Fair was hosted via MyCareer on Thursday 28 October from 11:00-17:00. Click here to still see who exhibited, their stands and opportunities.

Non-Profit & Charity Fair

The Non-Profit and Charity Fair was hosted via MyCareer on Wednesday 3 November from 11:00-15:00. Click here to still see who exhibited, their stands and opportunities.

GradFest 2021

In June 2021, we hosted a series of panel events to support students and recent graduates entering the workplace. Topics ranged from Imposter Syndrome and Diversity & Inclusion to Networking & Digital Applications. Panellists represented a range of organisations including: Civil Service, Amazon and Mazars. Access recordings from all of the GradFest events below:

Watch GradFest 2021 Recordings
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