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Autumn Careers & Placements Fair: information for employers

Find out further details about attending our Autumn Careers & Placements Fair as an employer.

Event dates & timings

The Autumn Careers & Placements Fair 2020 will be held on Thursday 15 & Friday 16 October.
Thursday will remain the ‘All sectors’ careers & placements day, while Friday will be STEM sector specific.

Fair opening times

11am - 4pm, both days

Employer or Courier Arrival times

From 830 both days


Netball Courts(indoors), Sports Training Village, University of Bath, BA2 7AY

Find out more about the Sports Training Village

Social media

Please use #bathcareersandplacements20 from September

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What we offer

Covid-19 contingency planning

While we are now taking bookings for this fair, we are closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and will advise should we have to make any changes to our programme.

If you wish to attend we would encourage that you proceed with booking as usual. In the event the University cancels the fair because of COVID-19, we would like to offer our reassurance that you will not be charged for your booking with us.

Meantime we are looking at the option of running this fair virtually as part of our contingency planning, and this could be an excellent alternative for those booking on.

The 2020 Fair

The 2020 Fair will be held in our large Sports Training Village (indoors) on campus with a capacity for 250 stands over the two days. We expect a wide range of industrial, commercial and public sector employers. Students from all years and degree disciplines will be invited to the fair, which will be widely advertised across campus. To attend on the Friday employers must have STEM vacancies. This is in recognition that our Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths students often want to pursue careers in those specialist areas.

Last year the footfall was over 5,500 students over the two days, from the whole range of our degree subjects. Many students, particularly those in the final year, value the opportunity to talk informally to employers. Students seeking 6 or 12 month placements, summer internships & graduate positions are all encouraged to attend.

The fair is an important event in the annual careers programme, and employers find it a useful opportunity to attract high calibre applicants. This event is always oversubscribed, so we would advise early booking to secure your place. There is no cut-off date for booking - simply when were are full, usually by early to mid-September.


Please email for prices.

This includes:

Your choice of pitch:

  • Standard 3m wide pitch, with a tressle table (1.8m long), and 2 chairs (larger spaces available at extra cost and must be booked in advance) OR Small 1.5m square pitch with a 60cm square table and 1 chair. Tablecloths are not included.
  • Packed lunch and refreshments for 2 representatives (any extras will be chargeable).
  • 1 parking permit for 1 vehicle per employer
  • access to hall for unloading
  • Portering and help from student helpers
  • Standard entry in our Fair App including company logo, which is promoted before the event
  • WiFi access

Optional extras are:

  • Power supply if required at an extra cost and subject to availability.
  • Sponsorship of the fair web page and featured employer status on the App - (sole / two agreed joint sponsors / or one of four).

Cancellation charges apply - please request or see last section of the booking form.

The University of Bath aims to provide accessible venues for events. If you are a representative at a fair and you have any special support needs, please let us know in advance.

Who to contact

If you would like more details, pricing, or a booking form link, please contact Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser, at or or telephone 01225 383211. You will need a log-in to access the form. Bookings open mid-April 2020.

If unavailable please email


This information was for employers attending in October 2019 - retained for information only.

This information is for employers (and their couriers) booked to attend the fair on either Thursday 17th or Friday 18th October 2019 (or both days). The fair is open to students 11am-4pm on both days.

Where to find us

University of Bath campus, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7PJ - via Norwood Avenue which will direct you to the correct area of campus.

If you are using public transport and taking a taxi from Bath Spa train station, please ask for the University at Claverton Down, as there are two Universities in Bath.

View the University travel advice page

Venue & timings

The venue is called the Sports Training Village (STV), the exact location is indoors on the lower level – do not use the main public front entrance up the slope by the flagpoles - follow the signs on the day for Unloading to access from the rear. Employers may arrive from 8.30am, the fair opens to students at 11am, & closes 4pm - both days.

Find out more about the STV

Fair layout plan

Your stand numbers will be available upon arrival at the STV. Your pitch space is either standard 3m x 2m OR small 1.5m square. Tressle tables for the standard pitch are 1.8m long, small pitch tables are 60cm square.

Couriers/deliveries and exhibitions companies on behalf of employers

No deliveries before the day of the Fair, nor are we able to accept any deliveries into our office or the Fair venue before the day, or store any stands/goods for collection the following day. Please follow the signage on the day for Unloading.

If you are using a courier to bring your stand/other goods, they may only deliver direct to the STV on the day of the fair from 8.30am, and collect before 5.30pm both days, as we cannot offer security of goods later than this. After 6.00pm Friday 18th Oct the hall is returned for sports use. Please forward them these details and ensure that all goods are labelled with the employer (not courier) name and contact & collection arrangements made. All goods must be delivered directly to the pitch - not to the STV door - and any exhibition companies cars must be moved to the car park as soon as unloaded all items. Vehicles must not remain in the unloading area whilst stands are erected, as we need to allow others to gain access - parking fines may be issued for non-compliance and Security staff will be in attendance.

If you are using CES, Ian Wilson, MSI or Impressions – we will liaise directly with them regarding directions and your stand locations for your set up.

Unloading by employers

If your own staff are bringing your stand or other goods in a car, please follow the signage on the day for Unloading. Student helpers will be on hand to assist you from 9am and again at the end of the day. Please move your car to the East Car Park / extension / overflow (or other if full) as soon as you have unloaded & display your permit / pay using P&D, then return to the venue to set up.


Parking on campus is at a premium and spaces cannot be reserved. If you have not booked a parking permit in advance, then please try to use public transport, and try to avoid bringing additional cars onto campus as it will be difficult to find a parking space. Parking fines may be issued (by an external company) to any cars who park in the wrong area/without a permit from us. Permits for second vehicles cannot be used. If you do decide to bring a second car you must use the P&D area - the machines take cash, or via Just Park text & App. See the above Travel page linked for information & prices.

Please ensure you enter campus via the main entrance off Claverton Down Road, & Norwood Avenue. Use East Car Park as signposted. One permit, if requested will be emailed to your booking contact no later than two weeks before the fair. You may use any permit space other than the exclusions listed on the permit provided by us, and you must print, bring with and display this permit in your windscreen on the day.

Arrivals after 9.30am may have to use the East overflow section of the car park and, if you are bringing your own goods, it will be best to unload prior to parking as you will be further away from the Sports Training Village. Please note that we are not allocating a student to greet you as in previous years, so please familiarise yourself with arrangements prior to arrival.


On arrival, please open your Welcome Pack. This will include lunch and drinks tickets for the number pre-booked. We cannot accept requests on the day for additional lunches, but there are various catering outlets/shops available in the STV building itself or elsewhere on campus, for you to purchase any additional lunches. Each representative will be issued with a reusable voucher to obtain a hot drink in the lobby area until 3.30pm. Water is also provided using four coolers in the fair hall - please bring a refillable container per representative if you wish to use these.


WiFi is now accessible campus wide. The network 'The Cloud' is now broadcast throughout the University. The service is operated by Sky so those with a Sky account can automatically log in. Other users can sign up in advance by connecting through the 'The Cloud' and providing the required details to get an account.

See for more details and how to download the App before the day.

Thank you again for participating and we look forward to seeing you on the day .

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