University of Essex Careers Fair 2022

We’re back on campus (but online too). The best of both worlds!

Building on the best of the last few somewhat incredible last couple of years we've decided to try something a bit different this year!

We're holding a 2-week Careers Festival incorporating 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 On-campus Careers Fairs will be held over 2 half days giving you the chance to choose the date that works best for you! Both will be on-campus, multi-disciplinary events with a specialist fair running alongside.

Wednesday 26 October - Careers Fair + STEM Fair

Wednesday 2 November - Careers + Law Fair

University of Essex – Colchester Campus



Standard: £150 + VAT

NfP/Armed Forces: £75 + VAT

For more information and to book click here

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

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!

Available dates and times can be found here

(Live document check back regularly).

Take a look;

Pick a date/s and time/s;

and email

with your preferred date/s and time/s, proposed 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!

For any questions just get in touch!

EmployerLink Team
Student Development
University of Essex