Arrange events and activities


Our​ ​​central position within the University and close links with academic departments and faculties mean that we are ideally placed to help you target across disciplines and recommend events and activities that are suitable for you. Work with our dedicated staff to develop a tailored strategy to support your recruitment, with options to engage physically, virtually or in a blended hybrid environment, most of which are free to attend.

To register your interest in any of the activities below, or to request more information please complete this Google form.

Careers Fairs

Exhibiting at one of our careers fairs is a great option if you’re looking to recruit top talent.

Upcoming Careers Fairs

Wednesday 9th October - Part-time Jobs and Volunteering Fair
Featuring employers offering part-time work and volunteering opportunities, organised in collaboration with Sheffield Volunteering.

Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th October - Science, Technology and Engineering Fair
Featuring employers from STEM sectors offering graduate jobs, placements and internships.

Wednesday 16th October - Graduate Jobs & Placements Fair
Featuring employers across a wide range of sectors offering graduate jobs, placements and internships.

Express your interest in exhibiting at our Fairs via this Google Form. We will invite you to secure your place via email once we're open for bookings.

Fairs sponsorship

Get ahead of your competitors, raise the profile of your organisation and increase brand recognition amongst students before, during and even after our careers fairs have taken place by becoming a fair sponsor (charges apply).

Networking Events

Raise your profile and provide career insights by chatting informally with students at one of our networking events.

Pop-Up Employer

Increase your brand awareness in a high footfall area by bringing your own pop-up banner and take away materials and chatting informally with passing students (charges apply in some venues - contact us to take advantage of reduced rates in the Students' Union).

Webinars and Presentations

Host a webinar or presentation and reach a targeted audience of students.

We can support you with an in-person event or a platform for delivery that allows you to connect in real-time, recording the session so that it is available to view on-demand afterwards.

We can also help you to promote your own externally-hosted events to our students.

Thank you for promoting our webinar to your students... The level of interest, enthusiasm and engagement during the event was amazing.

Liam Burnham

Helios Medical Communications


Ideal as a follow-up activity after attending one of our fairs or a pop-up stand or for those that prefer to speak to students on an individual basis.

We can arrange a schedule of one-to-one informal appointments (on campus, by telephone or using video conference software) and promote these to your target audience.

Skills Sessions

Run interactive and information-packed sessions to help students develop the Sheffield Graduate Attributes, highlighting the skills required to work within your sector.

Mock Interviews

Students value being able to practice their interview technique with an experienced industry interviewer.

Your constructive feedback can help students to identify strengths, improve weaknesses, reduce interview anxiety and develop confidence in preparation for the real thing.

Conducted on campus, by telephone or using video conference software, mock interviews provide you with the opportunity to talent spot and keep your brand visible.

Mock Assessment Centres

Our Mock Assessment Centres provide a unique opportunity to network with students from a wide range of disciplines and see them in action. As a facilitator, you observe students working in groups on typical assessment centre tasks and provide valuable feedback to help them prepare for real assessment centres. Bring along a pop-up banner to promote your organisation and talk to students during the networking break.

We are currently looking for facilitators for our events in February and March 2024. Register your interest by completing this Google form.

Video Case Studies

Give students an insight into your organisation or occupation.

Create a ‘Day in the life of...’ visual or take students on a tour of your office/factory/site. Video case studies are hosted on the Careers Service website allowing students to access them at any time.

Coach Cafe

If you're a University of Sheffield graduate, share your valuable experiences and advice with students at this series of virtual networking events

Please see our Terms and Conditions of Engagement for Employers.

Contact us

Tel: 0114 2220900


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