Careers Service

Your on-campus presence

On-campus events like workshops, skills sessions and other interactive events can be a great way to inspire future talent. We organise a wide range of events on campus from individual skills sessions or interview rooms to careers fairs and speed networking events for new and returning employers.

The below information relates to our usual on-campus services. We are still aiming to provide similar opportunities for you to connect with students and graduates in the academic year 2020/21 and are currently reviewing what this offering will look like.   If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking onto our events and services, please email the employer team to discuss. 

 

Advice regarding COVID 19

Advice for external organisations: novel coronavirus (COVID 19) information

We are currently advising all employers to connect with students and graduates virtually and the Careers Service has a range of online services to support you with this. We can help advise you on which event format may work best for you and your target audience.

Attend a Fair

Careers fairs continue to be one of the most popular format for students to connect with potential employers.  We run a number of large scale events each year to help you connect with students.

Browse our range of fairs

Deliver a Skills Session

Run a workshop as part of our #SkillsForSuccess series on skills that have been identified by employers as crucial to the workplace: Managing risks/Resilience; Time management; Negotiation and Influencing; Commercial awareness; Dealing with conflict; Business Communication and Self-awareness - understanding your strengths and values. These themes also complement the University of Edinburgh Graduate Attributes framework.

This is an excellent way to connect with students on topics that will really support their development and future success in the workplace. And student feedback shows that skills workshops tend to be popular.

Get in touch to find out more: employers@ed.ac.uk

SkillsForSuccess - Information for Employers

Please note:

We can provide support to enable you to hold your event online.

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking a skills session for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Organise your own event

Our guide to organising your own event (link below this box)  has all you need to book and promote an event in three easy steps.

Location-wise, there are three main options:

  • Book a venue yourself off campus
  • Use Edinburgh First to book a venue on campus
  • Ask us to book the Careers Service seminar room, located in the Main Library on central campus. It has limited availability, and is suitable for small workshops or presentations (maximum capacity 40).

The seminar room can be booked for 1-hour slots during week-day lunchtimes, and on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 – 6.30pm. Room hire is charged at £70 (plus VAT) and includes free event listing and social media promotion. To hire the seminar room please contact us.

Contact us about the availability of the seminar room

 

Please note:

We can provide support to enable you to hold your event online.

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking our seminar room for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Promote your events to students

Wherever you decide to host your event, we want students to know about it! You can list your event for free on MyCareerHub.

Complete an Event Publicity Form

Please note:

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on advertising your event with us in academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Host interviews and drop-in sessions on campus

A number of small meeting rooms are available in the Careers Service, suitable for holding interviews, mock-interviews, or 1-to-1 drop-in sessions. Room hire is charged at £75 (plus VAT) for up to four hours, or £150 (plus VAT) for up to eight hours. To book a meeting room please check the availability and then complete the booking form. 

Contact us about the availability of our meeting rooms

Complete an Interview Room Booking Form 

Please note:

We can provide support to enable you to hold your event online.

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking an interview or drop-in session for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Host a Recruiter in Residence stand

Exclusively for SME's a Recruiter in Residence stand is a great way to reach out to a large number of students and talk to them informally, the service is for SME's or Micro-Businesses. This option will particularly suit you if you are new to campus and if you are looking to raise students’ awareness of your company and brand. You will have a space in a high-footfall area either on central George Square campus or at Kings Buildings, frequented by students of all subjects, degrees, and year groups.

Recruiter in Residence is a limited service, with slots in Semester 1&2 reserved for organisations who are new to campus, particularly small start-ups.

Contact us about booking a Recruiter in Residence stand 

Please note:

We can provide support to enable you to hold your event online.

If you are interested in being added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on booking a Recruiter in Residence stand for academic year 2020/21, please email the employer team to discuss.

Promote through student Brand Ambassadors

Some employers hire students to act as brand ambassadors for them on campus. Similarly to connecting with student societies, this can be a great way to promote through peer networks and to niche areas of the student community.

The guidance below for student brand ambassadors covers some of the Dos and Don’ts on campus.

Brand Ambassadors Guidelines

 

 

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