Careers fairs and employer events

Our careers fairs and employer events present you with a platform to promote your vacancies, build brand awareness and meet future talent.

Students attending a Careers fair

Throughout the academic year, we run a range of careers fairs and employer events all designed to connect employers with student and graduate talent.

Our fairs include:

  • Part-Time Jobs Fair
  • Black Business Marketplace
  • The Big Careers Fair*
  • Graduate Jobs and Placement Fair
  • Women in Business Fair
  • Arts, Design and Media Faculty event

We do also hold additional events and workshops throughout the year. If you are interested in hearing more about our other types of recruitment events, you can reach out to the team by emailing

*See section ‘Important Changes’ for details on costs for the The Big Careers Fair in Autumn 2024.

Careers Fairs

In 2023, our Autumn Careers Fair welcomed around 1600 students and graduates.

For the 2024/25 academic year, we are pleased to announce the dates for the following fairs:

Why attend our careers fairs and events?

At Birmingham City University, there are around 31,000 students from 100 countries.

We welcome a diverse student population each year and have around 67 percent commuter students and 64 percent from non-white backgrounds.

Our students are taught by industry professionals, giving them both the skills and insight to succeed in their chosen career path.

Our careers fairs and events provide an excellent platform for employers to promote their vacancies, build brand awareness and connect with talented students and graduates. You can meet a diverse student population, many of whom stay and work in the West Midlands after graduation.

Additionally, our students are taught by industry professionals, ensuring they have the skills and insight to succeed in their chosen career path.

You can see where some of our Alumni have gone by visiting our Alumni page.

What's included in your booking

Included within your booking will be:

  • Access to on-campus facilities such as cafes
  • Lunch and refreshments covered for two delegates
  • One table and two chairs
  • Access to power on request
  • Free guest Wi-Fi
  • Business name listed on internal communications for students, targeted emails and print materials

How to register

If you have an account on our Careers portal, you can follow the link above for the careers fair(s) you are interested in registering for and log in to your account to complete your registration.

For those who do not have an account, you will need to create this first and then complete your booking. If you do not receive confirmation within five working days, please email and a member of the team will investigate this for you.

Important changes

Due to the size and new location of the Big Careers Fair in Autumn, we do now charge for stands. This is in line with other universities both locally and nationally.

  • Charity and 3rd Sector: £75+VAT
  • SME Organisations: £120+VAT
  • Large Organisations: £250+VAT

Our terms and conditions

Only one booking per organisation will be accepted with a limit of up to four representatives per business.

Completion of booking request does not guarantee attendance. Please refer to our full terms and conditions which will be sent during the booking process.

Frequently asked questions