The Careers Fair

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careers fair

The best of both worlds!

We’re back on campus (but online too). 

Thank you for your patience whilst we finalised our Careers Fair plans for Autumn 2022. We can now announce that we are proposing to do something a little different alongside our careers fair this year.

We are planning a two-week long Careers Festival during which we will be running a number of on-campus Careers Fairs alongside a series of on-campus and virtual insight sessions on a wide range of careers and employability focused topics.

This year our main Careers Fair will be held over two half days giving you the chance to choose the date that works best for you.

Both days will be on-campus, multi-disciplinary, cross sector events, with a specialist fair running alongside.

The details 


  • University of Essex – Colchester Campus


  • Wednesday 26 October Careers Fair + STEM Fair
  • Wednesday 2 November Careers + Law Fair


  • 4pm – 7pm


  • Standard: £150 + VAT
  • NfP/Armed Forces: £75 + VAT

Find out more information and book your place.

Please note: This Careers Fair is aimed at large scale student and graduate recruiters and associated suppliers with opportunities such as insight days, internship schemes, placements, graduate jobs and graduate trainee schemes.

If you are a local employer with part-time jobs for students on offer you might like to book onto our Part-time Jobs Fair on 26 October 2022.

Virtual and on Campus insight sessions

Throughout the two-week Careers Festival* we will also be running series of both on-campus and virtual insight sessions on a wide range of careers and employability focused topics.

This could be a company insight session about your own schemes, a sector insight session about careers in your sector or we would especially welcome suggestions of really interesting or quirky topics about any aspect of the student and graduate employment market: resilience, neurodiversity, skills in demand or lacking, debunking myths, great Alumni stories, broadening horizons, your pet hate as a recruiter or top tips on what not to do to make yourself stand out.

We’d love to hear your suggestions!

  1. Take a look at the available dates and times (please note that this is a live document so it is worth checking back regularly);
  2. Pick a date/s and time/s;
  3. Email with your preferences along with session title and brief overview of your suggested topic.

We’ll get right back to you!

*There are also a number of sessions running throughout the Autumn Term if the Careers Festival dates don’t work for you.

About the University of Essex

We are home to the curious, brave and bold

Our Vital Stats

  • c18k students (c16k FTE)
  • 53% Female 47% Male
  • 51% BAME
  • 14% Declared Disability
  • 27% Declared as first in family
  • 33% Declared State School Educated
  • (36% did not declare or n/k)
  • 32% POLAR Quintile 1&2
  • 88% graduates in positive graduate outcomes (GO 2022)

We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected.

We are determined to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do.

We're committed to excellence in teaching and excellence in research

We put student success at the heart of our mission, supporting every student from every background to achieve outstanding outcomes; preparing our students to thrive in their future lives.

Our determination to make a difference in society means we’re in the global top 100 of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which ranked more than 1,400 universities around the world.

Making an impact through our research is at the heart of our University

We're in the UK top 10 for research quality in four subjects (Grade Point Average, REF2021)  and in the UK top 10 for research power in five subjects (Times Higher Education 2022). Find out more about our REF2021 performance.

We’ve also invested in the biggest ever expansion of our research community as we move towards our strategic target of having around 1,000 academics working on the important issues of our time.

We are top 25 for research quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

We are serious about our commitment to equality, social mobility and diversity

When we won University of the Year in 2018 the Times Higher Education Awards judging panel said “Unabashed in its strategy to recruit students on the basis of potential rather than just prior achievement, [The University of Essex] has helped them to fulfil that potential."

We're a university going places with increasing numbers of students and one of the most international academic communities in the world.

We’re now delivering a transformational education to around 18k students.

We strive for excellence and we're aiming to excel in everything we do.

But don’t take our word for it… Come and find out for yourself!

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