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Hosting a bespoke presentation or event for our students and recent graduates is a great way to focus awareness and share enhanced insight into your brand, organisation culture and roles. 

Our employer event service offers you the flexibility to create a tailored event that suits your recruitment needs. Events can be hosted on-campus or online via Handshake or your own platform.  

 

Top tips 

  • Presentations work best for organisations that already have brand recognition amongst our students and are looking to convert that interest into quality applications.  
  • To maximise attendance, events should take place during term time between October and November and January and mid-February. 
  • For maximum engagement, events should last between 60 – 120 minutes  
  • Our students are heavily targeted and have busy schedules. To increase attendance, consider what additional value your event can provide. When promoting it, clearly outline the purpose, outcomes and benefits of attending.  

 

Our Employer Engagement Coordinators can advise you on the best ways to deliver a successful event to your target audience. 

There is a limited number of spaces for employers to deliver an event. To maximise attendance we recommend that events are not held at the same time as our careers fairs where there is a clash of interest.  

We do our utmost to prevent clashes with competitor organisations, however, we can not take responsibility for potential clashes of events taking place through Cambridge University student societies, departments or colleges. We can not guarantee attendance. 

 

Bespoke On-Campus Events

When:  
During term-time from October to November and mid-January to mid-February, we offer on-campus sessions. Slots are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where:
Student Services Centre
The Careers Service can arrange room hire only in the centrally-located Student Services Centre from 12:00 – 14:00 (Mon-Fri) and 18:00 -20:00 (Mon-Thu).

Cost: £250 +VAT

  • Advice and guidance on creating a successful event
  • Room hire 
  • Use of AV equipment including a computer, display screen and audio. Please bring electronic material on your own laptop and on a memory stick. We can not guarantee that you will be able to connect a laptop. 
  • Access to wifi 
  • Invitation to post your event on Handshake 
  • Option to manage you event via Handshake 

 

Other Cambridge venues 
If you would like to host your event at another venue and/or have a catered event this can be arranged via Meet Cambridge (costs apply). Please note, to avoid clashes, you must secure your date with the Careers Service first.

 

How to book your event slot

  • Complete our event request form informing us of your proposed event and preferred dates. 
  • We will review your request and confirm the date and time we can accommodate. We will book a room in the Student Service Centre once payment from room hire has been made. If you would prefer to host your event elsewhere, we will ask you to contact Meet Cambridge. 
  • Once the location of your event is confirmed, you can post it on Handshake (free of charge). Events will be published from early September. We will be in touch at that point to discuss further promotion of your event. 

Please note, on-campus events are open to Cambridge students only. 

Request a bespoke in-person event

Events held on-campus are open to Cambridge students only. If you are listing your attendance on your website or through other channels, please ensure that this is made clear to avoid disappointment.

Bespoke Virtual Events

When: 
During term-time from October to November and mid-January to mid-February, we offer virtual sessions. Slots are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.  

Where: 
Your virtual event can be hosted on Handshake or via your own platform. Please note, we are unable to accommodate events that take place before 12:00. 

Cost: free of charge 

How to book your virtual event slot

  • Complete our event request form informing us of your proposed event and preferred dates. 
  • We will review your request and confirm the date and time we can accommodate.  
  • Once the location of your event is confirmed, you can post it on Handshake (free of charge). Events will be published on Handshake from early September. We will be in touch at that point to discuss further promotion of your event. 

Request a bespoke virtual event 

Advertise your Events

If you would like to run a virtual or off-campus event for students from several universities you can promote your events for free by posting them on Handshake as long as they comply with our event policy

Please contact us to discuss dates to minimise potential clashes.  

Please note,  

  • we are unable to accommodate events that take place before 12:00.  
  • Cambridge students are not allowed to leave Cambridge during term time, therefore, we are unable to promote events outside of the city.