Employer-led events series

Our employer-led events series (titled 'Getting to Know...') offers you the opportunity to meet with our students virtually this autumn.

Whether you are recruiting to graduate roles, have placements, internships or work experience opportunities available, our students are keen to hear from you.

Highlight your business and opportunities with us and tell our students what differentiates you from your competitors. Host a webinar with Q&A, teach our students the skills they need to operate in your business by running an interactive session, utilising break out rooms for a full virtual workshop experience, or engage with smaller groups of students with one to one appointments.

We also have options to get involved with sector specific panel style events. These sessions are run in conjunction with University of Birmingham subject schools and colleges  in response to student sector interests. Get involved; share your knowledge of your industry sector, your career journey and what it’s like you work in your job role.

Our autumn events series for 2021 will run Monday 4 October - Thursday 4 November and the Employer Relations Team offer a comprehensive service to help you engage with Birmingham’s brightest that allows for flexibility around your specific business needs.

How to engage students with an online session

Host a webinar about your organisation

Attract a large audience and promote your business and opportunities by hosting a webinar about your organisation and graduate opportunities on a platform of your choosing. Engage your audience, exchange information and leave a lasting impression with questions and answers. 

Host a hybrid event

Hybrid events provide you with the opportunity to engage with our students in person on campus whilst simultaneously streaming your event live to a virtual audience. Our campus features dedicated spaces which are fully enabled and equipped for this type of activity. Want to meet with our student face to face? Get in touch with the team to discuss suitable space for your chosen activity. 

Deliver a virtual interactive workshop

Help develop the skills you want to see in your future workforce by delivering a virtual interactive workshop with limited student numbers from target degree disciplines. Set activities to complete in advance, utilise virtual breakout rooms to challenge students with group tasks and get student input by building a poll into your session. 

Get involved with a speaker panel event or write a blog

Offer your expertise and share your working life knowledge by getting involved with a sector-specific panel event or writing a blog to share with our students. 

Engage on a 1-1 or small group basis

Offer a number of bookable appointments, for a more personal interaction with individual or small groups of students. You could offer practice interviews or create a small project for students to work on as a group. 

Contact the Employer Relations team

If there are other activities or involvement you wish to have with University of Birmingham please contact the Employer Relations team, we are happy to discuss your requirements and ideas for tailored opportunities for you to engage with our students.

Benefits to employers

We offer you a complimentary publicity package for all bookings within the programme which includes a range of services:

  • Inclusion on our online events programme with dedicated events listing 
  • Online student registration management for presentations and workshops 
  • Circulation of your webinar recording to students who register
  • Promotion via our social media channels

In addition to our virtual events series this Autumn we are hoping to be able to offer small face to face interactions and have a dedicated space which will enable us to do so. Our Employer Training Room is ideally located in the Aston Webb Building near the Student Hub and can be easily adapted to adhere to social distancing measures, offering a safe environment for employers and students to meet either on an individual or small group basis.

We will continue to follow Government advice regarding Covid over the coming months so please bookmark this page for further updates and ensure you sign up to our employer newsletter to receive further information from the team.

Want to learn more? Contact the Employer Relations team to discuss dates, availability and what works for you - we're here to help.