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Fairs, Networking Nights & Speed Meets

Our portfolio of attraction activity, held throughout the academic year, remains the best way to raise your organisation's brand and ensure students discover your opportunities.


Meet King's diverse student and alumni population wherever you may be around the world. Our combination of physical and virtual events, brings activity back to our campuses whilst retaining the best of virtual provision where relevant.

We offer three distinctive formats:

Careers FairNetworking NightSpeed Meet 
Physical & Virtual Physical  Virtual
Our flagship recruitment events throughout the year helping students discover their options. Boutique evening events enabling students to delve into specific opportunities and business lines related to specific sectors or themes. Smaller activities to enhance understanding of specific work-based learning opportunities.
Graduate Recruiters & HR Teams Business Reps, Professionals & Alumni Placement Leads & Hosts

Many of our events retain a thematic or sector focus with a wider series of activities across the broader week providing opportunities for your brand to build over an extended period with a diverse range of students and recent alumni.

We hold events on our London campuses and virtually, often collaborating with other prestigious universities to maximise the impact of your engagement.

Booking Update: Autumn 2024 Events

Our refreshed brand & attraction delivery for 2024-25 is outlined below, with a dedicated web page providing detailed information, historic attendance data (if available) and booking links. Our Autumn 2024 core activity will open to employers on Tuesday 2 April 2024 from 07:00 BST.

Upcoming Events

Further Details

We're committed to bringing employers a range of physical and virtual opportunities to engage and the success of our events back on campus has proved this remains a popular choice for students and employers.

Outside of these events, you'll be able to build your brand through promoting your own planned activity with us, or engaging at King's through physical or virtual presentations, masterclasses, skills workshops, inclusion events, business treks, nano projects and bespoke activity.

We've listened to feedback from both employers and our students following two years of events back on campus, so this year we've introduced a few changes:

  • New sector-specific networking nights focused on key corporate sectors, held in evenings to enable individuals within the business to attend.
  • Reducing the number of stands at our main King's Careers Fair to create more space for engagement and remove some of the challenges both audience groups highlighted from last year.
  • Creation of new promotional spots in our Quad space across the careers fair days for you to undertake bigger, more interactive promotions (contact us for details).
  • Introducing a new 'quiet zone' for our student to use on days of our main fair, where they can speak with our Careers Consultants and Work-based Learning specialists, participate in crafting or relax away from the hustle and bustle of the main event.

  • Our fairs, networking nights and speed meets comprise a range of options for employers and students to interact. This year, we will be offering a combination of physical and virtual activities.

    Virtual Events

    Employer can utilise whichever video platform you are most comfortable with - MS Teams, Zoom, Google Meet or anything else and you will be required to provide these links to us via the system. All attendees will also be provided with:
  • a virtual stand and careers booth
  • unlimited options to schedule one-to-one discussions
  • the ability to host group presentations or webinars across the duration of the event
  • linking to your existing opportunities published on King’s CareerConnect
  • links to your social media and wider online presence

    Physical

    For our Networking Nights, Law & Justice Fair, Part-time Work Fair, King's Careers Fair and the Life & Health Sciences Careers Event, you will be provided with:
  • A table space and two chairs (fairs) or a poser table space (networking nights)
  • Lunch vouchers (x3) for your delegates to choose their own lunch in our café upstairs [or at the Francis Crick Institute] (fairs) or access to our drinks and canapes (networking nights)
  • wi-fi access

    Please bring small banners and limit the give-a-ways to sustainable products, perhaps using QR codes rather than printing brochures.

    Quick Outline

     Inclusions Virtual Events Physical Events Hybrid Events
    Host a virtual stand for the duration of the event (imagery, text, FAQs) Yes No Yes
    Host chats, video and audio calls using your own platform Yes No Yes
    Schedule group chats, video and audio calls within time slots of your choosing across the event Yes No Yes
    Schedule individual chats, video and audio calls within time slots of your choosing across the event Yes No Yes
    Unlimited job postings on King’s CareerConnect Yes Yes Yes
    Invite colleagues to participate and engage with participants, widening your reach Yes Yes Yes
    Organisation logo on the virtual event exhibition hall Yes Yes Yes
    Participate in wider themed activities (e.g. masterclasses) Yes Yes Yes
    Invites to participate in our Discover Panels, Spotlight on Inclusion events and skills workshops Yes Yes Yes
    Use our wider profile-raising services further enhancing your brand and presence Yes Yes Yes
    Technical support in building your stand and during the event Yes No Yes
    Live data dashboard containing student data on your stand views and engagement Yes No Yes
    A physical stand on campus No Yes Yes
    Lunch vouchers (x3) No Yes Yes

  • We remain confident that our events provide a unique experience to engage directly with a distinctive talent pool which will be of value to your organisation.

    However we know that many organisations continue to face continuous financial and resourcing constraintsm so we've kept our pricing at highly competitive levels - with many of our brand & attraction activities free of charge, including our new networking nights.

    Where we've made a small increase (£25.00) to attendance at our physical fairs, we're confident these still represent significant value for money compared to many other leading UK universities.

    Full package and pricing information is available in the individual event listings above.

    You can also explore sponsorship options to expand on your engagement with us.

    Sponsorship Packages (pdf)

    We expect this year's events to be attended by students and recent alumni across the King's community. This means you'll meet diverse students from all our faculties, levels of study, career aspirations and stages of their career journey.

    To be as transparent as possible, on each of our event listings you will find a fact file outlining the attendance and demographic breakdown from the most relevant event which proceeded it - including by faculty, level of study, nationality, gender, ethnicity and students' stage in their career journey which is drawn from our annual careers registration survey all students complete.

    It's important that employers understand our fairs, networking nights & speed meets welcome students at different stages in their journey and to help you understand this we've produced a downloadable guide.

    Student Career Journey - Briefing for Employers (pdf)

    King's is part of the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance - working with other university careers departments and graduate employers, we look to reduce the quantity of materials used in recruitment activities and switch to sustainable alternatives where possible.

  • We ask partner organisations coming onto campus to support King's climate and sustainability action plan by reducing waste where possible, for instance by avoiding single-use cups by bringing reusable coffee cups and refillable water bottles.
  • We encourage employers to digitise surveys and promotional material using QR codes to avoid paper and ink waste.
  • We request that banner stands that be used at multiple events.
  • We request employers avoid single-use giveaways and opt for items that can be reused.

  • Our fairs, networking nights and speed meets are exclusively open to current King's students and recent alumni (alongside those of other collaborating universities where specified).

    If you are listing your attendance on your website, or through any other channel, please make this clear, as we will not be able to admit anyone who does not meet these criteria

    We reserve the right to ensure the right mix of employers at each of our events based upon our student demographic and data around their aspirations, so please be aware that your booking is only confirmed when you receive a formal notification from us.

    If you have not received confirmation within five working days of submitting the booking request form, please get in touch.

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