University of Bath

Summer Opportunities Fair: information for employers

Find out further details about attending our Summer Opportunities Fair as an employer.

Event dates & timings

This fair will be held in Spring term 2020 on campus. The final date is still to be decided and has moved from November 2019.

What we offer

The Summer Opportunities Fair is where employers and providers can promote their summer work experience, internship, volunteering or travel programmes to the students of Bath. The Fair provides a showcase for students to research and identify opportunities available to them in the summer months 2020.


The cost includes:

  • Your pitch space 3m wide x 2m deep, with a tressle table (1.8m long) and 2 chairs. Tablecloths are not included.
  • Packed lunch and refreshments for 1 or 2 representatives (any extras will be chargeable).
  • 1 parking permit per employer and access to venue for unloading.
  • Standard entry in our Fair online programme including company logo, which is made available to students before the event.

Optional extras are: - Power supply if required (availability to be confirmed depending on campus venue). - Sponsorship of the fair web page.

Cancellation charges apply.

Please contact Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser, at for prices. Bookings open in early December 2019.

Who to contact

If you would like more details, or to request to be added to the invite list, or a booking form link (from December onwards), please contact Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser, at or or telephone 01225 383211. If unavailable please call 01225 386009 / 07891 790132, or email

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.


*This information is retained for employers (or their couriers) who attended in 2018. *

Employers & couriers can arrive from 8am to set up, the fair is open to students 10am-3pm.

Where to find us

Postcode - BA2 7AY. Follow signs for Unloading on the day.

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


On campus, to be decided.

Fair layout plan

Your stand numbers will be available upon arrival. Your pitch space is 3m wide x 2m deep, no height restriction. Tressle tables provided are 1.8m long x 76cm high.

Couriers/deliveries and exhibitions companies

No deliveries before the day of the Fair. We cannot accept any deliveries into our office or the Fair venue before the day, nor hold onto any stands/goods for collection the following day.

If you are using a courier to bring your stand/other goods, they may only deliver direct to the venue on the day of the fair after 8am & collect before 4pm as we cannot offer security of goods later than this. After the fair the hall is returned for sports use. Please forward them these details and ensure that all goods are labelled with the client (not courier) name.

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

All goods must be delivered directly to the stand that you are allocated - not to the door - and any cars must be moved to the car park as soon as unloaded. Vehicles must not remain in the unloading area whilst stands are erected, as we need to allow others to gain access.


If your own staff are bringing your stand or other goods in a car, please follow the signage on the day for Unloading. Employer Team staff will be on hand to assist you from 8am. You must move cars to the East Car Park (or other if full) as soon as you have unloaded.


Parking on campus is at a premium and spaces cannot be reserved. If you have not booked a parking space in advance, then please 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. Permits for second vehicles cannot be used. If you 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. Use East Car Park as signposted. One permit, if requested will be emailed to your booking contact no later than one week before the fair. You may use any permit space other than the exclusions listed on the permit provided, and you must bring 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 collect 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 voucher to obtain a hot drink in the hall. Water is also provided.


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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