Further information for confirmed Exhibitors at the Careers in Engineering Fair 2023, including logistical information and tips for the day. This page may be updated closer to the time of the event. We’re delighted to be welcoming you back onto campus to exhibit at the Careers in Engineering Fair at the Sanderson Building, Kings Buildings, Edinburgh, Eh9 3JL Map of location Event opening times for students: Wednesday 1 November 12:30 - 16:00 Event set-up access: Wednesday 1 November 11:00 – 12:00 Event breakdown access: Wednesday 1 November 16:00 – 17:00 Delivery/Collection Address: Deliveries can only be accepted from 9am on the morning Wednesday 1 November. You cannot send items in advance of this date. All deliveries for the event should be labelled as followed: Careers in Engineering Fair Delivered on behalf of (YOUR COMPANY NAME - e.g Frazer Nash) Sanderson Building Kings Buildings Edinburgh EH9 3JL If you require items to be picked up by a courier, this must be no later than 1 hour after the event closes to students – by 5:00 on Wednesday 1 November. All collections left for uplift must be packed and clearly labelled with your Organisation’s name, return address and courier information. Please note: We can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to any property brought or sent to the venue. Car Parking Information: We advise against bringing a car to the event. Due to a shortage of parking spaces on campus, we are unfortunately unable to provide car parking passes to exhibitors or exhibition contractors. There are two options for exhibitors wishing to arrive by car: Permit Parking- to be organised in advance. There are a number of University permit parking areas across the King’s Building campus, where visitors can park but must apply online in advance to purchase a permit https://permits.paysmarti.co.uk/acct/uniofedinburghother Pay and display City of Edinburgh Council parking (pay and display) is also available along West Mains Road, outside King’s Building Campus. Please see our website for full details on transport options. Edinburgh Waverley is a 45-minute walk from the venue or 20 minutes by taxi. Edinburgh Airport is around 30 minutes by taxi. Set-up and Unloading Information: You will have access to the venue from 11:00 on the morning of the event to set up your stand. All stands must be set up in advance of the event opening to students. When you arrive a member of our team will greet you and direct you to your stand. If you are dropping off materials by car first, please use the main front door. Exhibitors can drop off here before parking elsewhere. Closure Information: Due to health and safety regulations, exhibitors must not start the breakdown of their stands before the end of the event. We understand that you may have a distance to travel; however we would encourage all exhibitors to stay until the end of the event. As well as having health and safety implications, it can be very frustrating for attendees if an exhibitor they wish to see has left early. Exhibition Stand Information: You will be allocated a space measuring approximately 1.5m x 1.5m containing a trestle table with a white tablecloth and 2 chairs. There is no shell scheme – each exhibitor provides their own display boards/exhibition stand to position behind the table. You will only have access to an electricity point if you requested this on your booking form, stands with electricity access are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Stands should not exceed your 1.5m x 1.5m space. Any exhibitor exceeding this space will be asked to take the stand down in line with our health and safety policy. Wi-Fi Access Information: Standard Wi-Fi is available throughout the building via Visit-Ed. To access please follow the below steps: Look for 'Visit-Ed' under the available Wi-Fi networks on your device Tap Visit-Ed to connect Your device should launch the sign-in/registration page Complete the form and click Get Online Catering Information: Delegates will have access to tea, coffee, water and light snacks throughout the afternoon but please note that lunch will not be provided. In an effort to increase sustainability and keep your exhibition costs down we have decided to instead highlight nearby campus cafes where your delegates can purchase their own lunch to sit in or take-away if they don’t bring their own: Catering outlets available at King's Buildings Campus King's Buildings Shop & Wrap Bar We also recommend bringing your own reusable take-away cup and water bottles if you would like to take your hot drinks to your exhibition area, and your own refillable water bottle as we will not be providing bottled water or plastic cups. Student Activity: At previous events, some students have chosen to demonstrate their disagreement with the ethics or practices of organisations in attendance – this is their right. Whilst students have the right to protest, it is not acceptable for them to harass employers so that other students are unable to speak or listen to the employer or are put off approaching them. Neither is it acceptable for them to leaflet/demonstrate outside the event to the extent that other students feel they have to cross a ‘picket line’ or feel intimidated in any way. Whilst we will take action to prevent any such unacceptable behaviour, we would ask any exhibitors who feel they could be the subject of any kind of protests to carry out their own risk assessment and to brief all staff attending on how to respond. If you have any queries regarding potential student activity, or you suspect there is a chance you may be targeted, please let us know ASAP. Exhibitor Tips: This cohort of students may have had limited work experience and opportunities to engage with recruiters. We want to avoid them feeling intimidated by making it clear that they aren't expected to have done a lot of preparation before they attend. We want them to feel comfortable to drop-in and use the event to explore. This means you may get more basic questions from some students, but we think it is important to accept that as we all re-adjust to large on campus events. Please support us with creating this open and welcoming environment by being prepared for a wide range of questions from basic to more complex. For example: International students may ask questions on Skilled Worker visa sponsorship. We recommend all delegates acquaint themselves with their organisation’s policy. Even if you don’t have anything to offer earlier year students, take the opportunity to make a positive impression and give advice on what they can be doing now to enhance their applications later. Talk about opportunities in your wider business too - even if you don’t have vacancies in the student’s specific area of interest, use this opportunity to tell the student what else the company does and potential future areas of work. Make it personal – be prepared to share detail of your own career path and give real life examples of what you/your colleagues are working on. The benefit of the face-to-face communication at this event is to allow students to get a level of insight that may not be possible from your website. Be mindful of jargon – we would encourage you to consider that use of acronyms or jargon may be off-putting. Students want to know you are interested in them – ask questions about what they’re interested in and get to know them a bit. Even if you end up asking the same questions 100 times, you’re likely to get 100 different answers. Take a note of their email addresses so you can follow up, or even better, invite them to a date and time for a follow up conversation, e.g. a company tour or a recruitment workshop Finally, expect a busy afternoon, wear comfortable shoes and if you need anything look out for staff in red or purple t-shirts. Information for Couriers: We are delighted to work with multiple courier companies across our events. We would recommend that you get in touch in advance of the event to discuss your client(s) needs via email@example.com Please make sure that you read the sections of this page that cover material drop offs, where you can pay for parking and stand size. As a reminder: all organisation stands must adhere to the 1.5m stand space allocated. You will need to liaise with your clients in advance of the fair. Catering is not available for couriers as these have been booked and paid for by exhibiting organisations in advance. There are lots of cafes near the Sanderson building that we would be delighted to recommend and direct your staff to. Contact Details: I hope you find a complete source of information for the event, however if you require any further assistance or have any questions please contact the team on 0131 650 6688, email firstname.lastname@example.org For on the day support please call 07795368505 Contact Details: I hope you find a complete source of information for the event, however if you require any further assistance or have any questions please contact the team on 0131 650 6688, email email@example.com We will provide a contact number for on the day support closer to the time.