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Creative Industries & Social Sciences Fair

Exclusively sponsored by EY

Date: 07th November 2018

Exhibitors' Lunch: 13:00 - 13:50

Career Fair: 14:00 - 16:30

Breakout sessions: please see further details below.

Venue: Great Hall, College Building, City, University of London main campus

Please note the official booking deadline is Friday 20th July. This will guarantee your organisation a feature in the career fair guide which will be available to students and exhibitors in printed and digtal form at the start of the term.

Please see below for complete pricing information.

Exhibitor list

With thanks to EY for sponsoring the 2018 Creative Industries & Social Sciences Career Fair.

Confirmed exhibitors include:

EY, Exclusive Sponsor - Building a better working world

OATH - Build Brands people love

Teach First - Empowering people to make education fair

Twipes -Toilet Paper, Reinvented - 2017 Mayor's Entrepreneur winners

Office of National Statistics - The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK

HarperCollins Publishers - one of the world's foremost book publishers

Wellcome Trust - Global Charitable foundation

City Year UK - A leading youth and education charity and  the only coordinated opportunity for full time volunteering within English Schools

Frontline - A charity with a mission to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society

S&P Global Platts - A division of S&P Global, which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.

Workplace, London Borough of Newham's job brokerage service available to Newham residents to ensure local people benefit from local regeneration.

Civil Service Fast Stream

Exhibitor packages


Cost Package Includes

Sponsorship Package:

With thanks to EY for sponsoring this event.

  • Exclusive delivery of the Preparation Session on Monday 5th November a few days before the fair. This will give the Sponsor a chance to meet students in a lecture style environment to deliver information about their student and graduate opportunities, what you are looking for in good candidates and hints and tips for approaching a career fair
  • On stage screening of your recruitment marketing video in the fair venue
  • Be at the centre of the marketing for this event – have “Sponsored by” text and your company logo on 1500 printed copies of the career fair guide
  • Welcome message on the front inside page and have an A5 advert on the back cover of the guide
  • Unlimited bespoke support for your Winter AND Spring recruitment campaign in the form of an agreed number of mailshots to students, lunchtime stall and first refusal on the delivery of one of the Careers Services’ Employability skills sessions or selected panel event titles
  • Be allocated a prime location at the fair
  • We can explore opportunities for engagement with Student Societies
  • Everything else within the basic fair package
Fair Package & Advert: £250+VAT
  • Stand space
  • Entry in the 2018 fair guide
  • A5 colour advert
  • Buffet lunch for all company attendees
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water throughout the day
  • Free Wi-Fi and 1x13A power supply if needed
  • Welcome pack
Basic Fair Package: £150+VAT
  • Stand space
  • Entry in the 2018 fair guide
  • Buffet lunch for all company attendees
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water throughout the day
  • Free Wi-Fi and 1x13A power supply if needed
  • Welcome pack

Fair breakout sessions

Whilst the fair is underway, there will be three breakout sessions taking place in the College Building.

If you would like to host a session, please contact to discuss your participation.

14:30 - 15:15Top-tips to help land an internship or placement
14:30 - 15:15How to write a successful CV for the Creative Industies
15:30 - 16:15Careers in Education and Teaching

Target audience

The fair will be aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students who are thinking of pursuing a career in the field of social science and the creative industries and thinking of applying for graduate schemes and other opportunities. First year students are encouraged to attend so that they can research organisations and vacation opportunities. View further information about the range of courses at City and their academic content.

Aim of the event

Our aim is to help both our students and recruiting companies and organisations by giving them the opportunity to meet and discuss recruitment plans and practices. We hope the event will be a chance for you to share with prospective applicants what you expect of them and how they can make the most of their applications to you.

Students would expect to meet with company representatives as well as human resources/recruitment staff who are well informed about the organisation and able to provide insight into the job tasks, company culture and career paths you offer.

How to prepare for this event

Based on feedback from previous fairs at City, students were impressed with exhibitors that:

  • Had a number of representatives from various divisions of the business at the fair
  • Had City alumni attending the event
  • Were prepared to answer questions on the application and interview process
  • Were enthusiastic and eager to engage with the student

Students were disappointed with exhibitors that:

  • Kept directing them to the company's website
  • Did not look willing to engage with them and answer their questions

Attendance and Marketing

City's fairs are fairly large in scale, and is early in our Autumn Term, when interest from students is at its height. Furthermore, we are running the fair on a Wednesday afternoon, when no lectures are being held at City (all lectures finish at 12/1pm) to ensure maximum attendance. The fair will be widely advertised on our website and the staff hub, through email alerts to academic departments and via brochures and posters around campus.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to raise your profile on campus and generate high quality applications, ensuring that final and pre-final year students are aware of you and your graduate vacancies and work experience opportunities.

Equality and Diversity

If any of your exhibitors require accommodation for a disability please contact us in advance. If a disability prevents you from completing an online booking form please email us for alternative arrangements.