If you would like to hold an event which is not part of one of our Careers Weeks, we have plenty of opportunities for you to meet our students, both in person and virtually. There are no charges for holding a recruitment event at Durham University apart from Outdoor Promotional Events.
Please read Durham University's Careers Events Terms and Conditions before reaching out to hold an event with us.
Have you ever considered a different approach to your recruitment and brand awareness campaign? Employers are becoming ever more creative with their activities on campus, from promotional giveaways and interactive games to temporary structures and vehicle displays.
To book your promotional event at Durham University, please complete the Promotional Event Booking Form.
Promo events are chargeable events, for further details see Promotional Event Fees.
Pop-ups are usually held in one of our busy on-campus cafés. You will be provided with a table and surrounding space to display a pull-up stand and a selection of branded materials. This is a great way to chat informally with students and to engage with those who may not have previously considered your organisation.
There is no charge for most café pop-up events. To book this activity, please complete the Café Pop-up Event Booking form.
Recruitment presentations are a great way to give an in-depth insight into your organisation and the opportunities available. You may wish to cover your graduate recruitment process, typical assessment day activities and the major attributes your company looks for, as well as highlight specific graduate or placement opportunities. These presentations can take place either virtually or on-campus during the lunch period, or off-campus during the evening.
There is no charge to hold a presentation at Durham University. To book a presentation event at Durham University, please complete the Presentation event booking form.
If you are running a virtual careers event, please send us the information and we will advertise this on our events calendar at no charge. No booking form is required, but we do require the following information: event date & time, event title, 80–100-word event description, whether your event is exclusive to Durham University students, link for booking onto or joining the event. Ideally, we would also like some information on the types of graduate opportunities you typically have available.
To advertise an Employer Webinar, please email details of your event to email@example.com.
A variety of lecture theatre or meeting room space is available for employers to carry out active recruitment activity, whether it is for formal interviews, aptitude tests or assessment centres. Whatever your recruitment needs, we will offer you bespoke support including an appropriate venue and advertising.
There is no charge to book a space for direct recruitment activity where this is offered exclusively to Durham students. To book please complete the Room Booking for Direct Recruitment booking form.
Many organisations like to supplement their formal recruitment activities or promo events with informal drop-in sessions, which give students an opportunity to chat with employers on a 1:1 or small group basis. This is especially useful for those students who might find larger, more structured events difficult, and provides space for them to chat and ask questions in a relaxed environment. This could either be run with students dropping in at any time over a couple of hours, for example, or we can allocate specific time slots and run a sign-up.
These events can be held virtually or on campus. A variety of meeting room space is available for this type of activity, and an on-site cafe serves a selection of refreshments throughout the day.
To book a drop-in event at Durham University, please complete the Drop-in event booking form.
Ever thought about running an event that gives students an insight into your organisation's application and recruitment processes? Skills sessions provide advice and guidance to students on the attributes your organisation looks for, what to look out for during the application process, and how to approach the interview. These sessions could include CV clinics, mock interviews or group skills sessions e.g. commercial awareness, teamwork, etc. If you have an alternative session in mind which is not reflected in the information on this page, please feel complete the booking form, selecting "other" event type and we will be happy to collaborate with you to run a bespoke event tailored to your needs.
There is no charge to book a Skills event at Durham University, please complete the Specific Skills event booking form.
External Employer Events
Please note that although we try to advertise external employer events to students, this is not always possible. Targeted Careers Week activity and events exclusive to Durham students will be prioritised so please do consider this type of activity if you're interested in attracting students from Durham University. Unfortunately we aren't always able to respond to emails advertising external employer events.