From 23 March 2020 all UK university campuses have been closed, following UK Government advice relating to COVID-19.

However, the BU Careers & Employability Service staff continue to work from home, and are organising/hosting webinars and recruitment/advice sessions, and are planning BU's 'Virtual Careers Fairs' for the Autumn term. We are of course also happy to promote your career related events.

Please email to find out more and register your interest:

Overview of Events:

  • BU Annual Careers Fair  - to be held 'Virtually' in 2020 as part of 'Your Career Week'
    October 2020, date to be confirmed.
    For Placements & Graduate jobs across all sectors.
    70 organisations and 2,000+ students attended for three consecutive years, but by being held virtually this number could be increased significantly.

  • Health and Social Sciences Careers Fair
    Likely to be merged into the above 'BU Online Annual Careers Fair'.

    In November 2019 this event replaced the old Nursing Fairs and OT Fairs, transforming them into something much larger and more productive for exhibitors and students.

    45 organisations attended in 2019, along with hundreds of students from a wide range of courses.

  • Part-Time Jobs Fair 
    In 2019,  1,156 students joined us at the Fair to meet 25 organisations, where seasonal roles and long term opportunities were promoted and secured.  In 2020 we are unlikely to recreate this as a virtual event, but using this Jobs Board you can advertise your roles for free, which we will promote extensively to new and returning students.

  • Spring Recruitment Fair 2021
    For Placements & Graduate Jobs across all sectors.
    n 2019  40 organisations met with 951 students.
    The 2020 event had 45 exhibitors confirmed before we had to cancel the event, due to government advice relating to COVID-19 and the closure of University campuses across the UK.
    We will decide in late 2020 whether to hold this event on campus or virtually.

  • Global Talent Programme
    This award winning extracurricular programme is designed with employers to help our students discover and demonstrate their potential to work in a truly global way. We work with employers to identify skills gaps, deliver workshops, organise visits and work-based challenges.

  • Careers Webinars
    Throughout the academic year organisations have the opportunity to co-present careers webinars, alongside our Careers Advisers or other industry experts as you prefer. These give you an opportunity to develop links with the university whilst helping to forge the next generation of graduate talent. Topics covered include: 

  • Planning a Career in xyz Sector.
  • Interview Techniques and Speed Interviews.
  • Assessment Centre Success.
  • Personal Branding.
  • Portfolio Reviews.
  • Graduate Bootcamps


Robert Coldwell & Sara Orford
BU Graduate & Student Employer Liaison Team      01202 961 661
Bournemouth University Careers Centre, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB