Clearing 2021
The Careers Fair

Raise your brand, recruit new talent

careers fair

Bookings are now open for the Essex Careers Fair 2021

With so much content being developed online over the last 18 months we believe it is just as, if not even more important than ever for students to be able to meet the employers who are looking to recruit them all in one place at their University Careers Fairs.

When: Thursday 4 November, 10am-6pm

Where: Virtual, using the specialist Careers Fair Plus platform

What you’ll get: A virtual stand complete with customisable company profile, weblink to company webpages, and video content if desired plus the ability to set up a mixture of one to one appointments and open sessions of your choice.

Target exhibitors: This Fair is targeted towards recruiters and their representatives with insight opportunities, placement years, summer internships, graduate schemes and other graduate jobs and opportunities relevant to our student body, as well as professional and membership bodies able to provide careers information, advice and support to our students and third party student and graduate recruitment service providers.

We are mindful of providing a good variety of opportunity for our students and therefore need to ensure a wide variety of sectors and job roles are represented. For this reason we reserve the right to decline any bookings that we feel do not fulfil this remit or provide a good match.

Target audience: All University of Essex students from all years and all disciplines as well as recent Essex graduates.


  • Early Bird for bookings before 31 July - £125 (+VAT)
  • Standard Booking after 31 July - £175 (+VAT)
  • Not for Profit/Charity/Armed Forces - £75 (+VAT)
  • Optional Featured Employer Status - £75 (+VAT)

About Careers Fair Plus

  • Easily accessible by students on phone, desktop or tablet
  • Over 75% adoption rate by students
  • A customisable employer profile including an overview, links to your company website and the option to upload video
  • Bring on as many recruiters as you like
  • Access to create an unlimited number of schedules which candidates use to meet with you either 1 to 1 or as a group session
  • Schedules come with an embedded video room and you can choose their own availability times
  • Once candidates book, you will have access to those candidates' information including CVs and other profile details.
  • Optional “featured employer” status (*additional cost add on - limited availability)

About the University of Essex

  • 15,317 students on Essex programmes at our three campuses and our partner institutions.
  • 10,701 undergraduates at our three campuses.
  • 2,493 postgraduates at our three campuses.

A diverse community of students and strong commitment to inclusivity and social mobility

Our students come to Essex from a range of backgrounds, including 30% from areas that typically send very few students into Higher Education. 45% of our U/G students and 54% of our PG students are from a BAME background. Around 37% of our students come from households with incomes of less than £25,000, around a third have told us they are first in their family to go to University and around a third are known to be state school educated. Having taken this bold step, 77% of our graduates gain good degrees at Essex.

Studying at Essex is not just about getting a degree, it is also about getting an education. Our students have come a long way just to get here, and whilst here we encourage them to make a difference to the lives of others, grasp opportunities that will help further their careers, and find creative ways to enrich their university experience. We instil in them the Essex Spirit, a proud tradition of encouraging students to challenge convention and think differently and the belief that where you come from should NOT limit how far you can go.

We were also named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards in November 2018, Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked top 25 for research quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Join us and find out for yourself what Essex is all about!

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The Essex Graduate

At Essex we are:


Championing social mobility

At Essex we believe that where you’ve come from shouldn’t restrict where you can go. With high numbers of Essex students coming from low socio-economic backgrounds, we are serious about diversity and social mobility because we know how far they’ve already risen to get here.

With innovative programmes like Rising Stars, backed by PwC, Civil Service Fast Stream and other top recruiters, we are working to remove barriers of entry and to prepare the brightest and the best of our students to become the kind of candidates you need, regardless of background, and giving them the chance to shine.

Uniquely international

Essex is a genuine global community. With more than 140 countries represented within our student body, and nearly 40% of our students from overseas, we are one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK. We are also ranked in the world's top 20 universities for international outlook by Times Higher Education.

Essex students are globally aware and prepared for the future. They can bring diversity, an enhanced cultural awareness and a truly international outlook to your business.

Developing your future workforce

We’ve been busy investing in our students – recognising what they have already achieved and nurturing their drive, ambition and talents to help them continue on to where they deserve to be. We’ve built placement years and career development learning into our degree programmes, working closely with employers and alumni to enrich students’ learning, broaden their career perspectives, and instil professionalism.

We are working to ensure students are ready to enter the graduate job market as confident and resilient practitioners who bring valuable skills and fresh thinking to the workplace. Essex students graduate with a sound awareness of the skills that employers are looking for and the ability to develop, articulate and demonstrate them. They’re ready to enter your workplace.

Get in touch
Student Development Team University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872494