Events policy - information for students

The Careers Service organises and advertises a range of events including careers fairs, information and skills events and recruiter events. We aim to provide a high quality, informative events programme relevant to students, graduates and postgraduates of The University of Manchester. The University can take no responsibility for the statements or actions of an organisation at an event. Events are advertised in good faith based on information provided by the organisation and this should not be taken as an endorsement of those opportunities and organisations.

We screen event details for the following before agreeing to publish them:

  1. Opportunities associated with the event and organisation appear to meet our employer vacancy advertising policy.
  2. UK opportunities appear to meet requirements of UK equality legislation.
  3. UK opportunities appear to meet requirements of the National Minimum Wage.
  4. The purpose of the event is careers related, i.e. a careers skills session, or the promotion of and information about, student and graduate opportunities.
We advertise hundreds of events each year. Due to this high volume, the above checks should not be considered a vetting of any organisation. Students and graduates must conduct their own research and checks to clarify all details relating to the organisation and their opportunities, and make their own decision as to its suitability for their needs.

Safety and security

  • When attending an event you must take care with, and responsibility for your belongings (e.g. bags, laptops). The Careers Service accepts no liability for any loss or damage to such items during an event.

  • Sensible precautions should be taken in attending any interviews at or following an event, including: familiarising yourself with the location in advance of the interview and letting a third person know about your whereabouts.

  • If you are concerned about the health and safety arrangements of any employer, please notify the Careers Service. See 'complaints' section below.


  • Students and graduates can notify the Careers Service if they believe themselves to have suffered discrimination or other inappropriate treatment by an employer at an event.
  • In such cases, the Careers Service will attempt to give appropriate advice, but may refer to other relevant organisations more qualified to provide guidance.
  • The Careers Service may choose to withdraw services from the employer where appropriate.

This policy relates to the careers fairs and events advertised by the Careers Service only and does not relate to other careers events students/graduates decide to attend having seen them advertised elsewhere.