Careers Service

What can I do on-campus?

From our Careers & Coffee service to multi-employer events, find out what your options are to have an on-campus presence.

List Your Organisation, Vacancies and Events on MyCareerHub 

We always recommend making sure your organisation and any vacancies and events you want students to know about are listed on MyCareerHub as a first step.  List Your Organisation, Vacancies and Events on MyCareerHub 

Get involved with events we are running

Before you commit to running your own event, find out if we have an opportunity for you to get involved with one of our multi-employer Fairs or Flagship events.  These high profile events and wider campaigns shine a light on particular topics and sectors that are of interest to a wide range of our students and graduates.  We tend to offer a Discover Careers event in September followed by a focus on Careers for Social Good in October, Careers in Sustainability in November, Careers in Tech & Data in February and Creative & Cultural Careers in March.  

We also have opportunities for organisations offering vocational opportunities to engage with students in our School of Engineering and School of Law. 

We also look for employers to support ad-hoc sessions we are running on a variety of other topics.  In the past this has included topics such as Careers in Life Sciences, Careers in Patent work, Careers in Consultancy and Practising Virtual Assessment Centres.  Whenever we have openings for support with upcoming sessions we list them below. 

Let us know if there is a topic you’d be interested in supporting with by completing our Expression of Interest Form, and check what is already open for bookings on our Fairs & Flagship Events page.

Read more about our Fairs and Flagship Events

Expression of Interest Form

Pop Up on Campus

Careers & Coffee

We have developed this service to support organisations with attraction and building brand awareness. It is an excellent opportunity for individual employers to talk to students informally about your organisation and any opportunities you have available.

This is available at two of our high footfall areas across the University:

The space includes one table and there is space to bring your own pull up banner (no more than 1 meter wide). We will provide a University of Edinburgh branded table cloth, please bring your own if you so. We advise no more than 2 representatives from one organisation on the stand.

This service can be booked on Wednesday lunchtimes from 12-2pm for the Main Library Building or Thursday lunchtimes 12-2pm for Nucleus Building.

Charge - £200 + VAT - This charge includes vouchers (20 vouchers) which you can provide to students to allow them to purchase a hot drink from the coffee cart or cafe which is placed near to your stand, and a targeted email to promote your visit on campus to up to 5 student groups.

If you are an SME and you would like to know more about our discounted prices please get in touch with employers@ed.ac.uk

Please email the Employer Team at employers@ed.ac.uk to enquire about this service and to find out date availability

Book Careers & Coffee.

Other spaces on campus

Our on-campus partners below would be happy to try and assist with booking large space on campus for your events. You are welcome to explore options with them directly but before confirming a booking we advise you to run your plans past us so that we can advise on timings and likelihood of your event attracting the students you are targeting.

· To enquire about space inside or outside a Students’ Association venue please email, advertising@eusa.ed.ac.uk. You can browse the spaces available to you through the Students Association on their website - https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/commercialpartnerships/advertisetostudents

· To enquire about larger spaces around campus please contact University of Edinburgh - Hospitality & Events Collection.

Please consult the University Calendar when planning your event. Recommended times to hold an event:

  • Lunchtimes (1pm – 2pm)
  • Evenings (5:30pm onwards – except Fridays)
  • Wednesday afternoons between 1pm – 5:30pm, due to students having reduced lectures.

When your event details are finalised, we would be happy to promote this event for you. Please complete our Events Publicity Form for us to promote your event on MyCareerHub, our jobs and events portal.

You can also add a relevant hashtag to help students find your event on MyCareerHub.  We encourage students to search #EdTechDataCareers for content related to Careers in Tech & Data, #EdCareersforSocialGood for content related to public sector or third sector careers with social impact, #EdSustainabiltyCareers for content related to Sustainability & Careers, #EdInclusiveCareers for content related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and #EdCreativeCareers for content related to Creative & Cultural Careers.

 

Recruit Brand Ambassadors

Many employers recruit current students to help spread the word about them amongst their peers. Hiring brand ambassadors offers an effective way to have an on-campus presence  and benefit from peer-to-peer engagement. We can advertise these roles for you, and we offer advice on how to get the most out of your brand ambassadors. Please see our detailed Guidance below.

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