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Events and presentations

Our Careers Service organises various events throughout the academic year to allow students and graduates the opportunity to explore different sectors, develop skills and meet with employers. These events include campus presentations, workshops, recruitment sessions and careers fairs:

Campus presentations and workshops

To help students stand out in their chosen fields, employers host presentations and workshops for St Mary's students to let them know the skills they're looking for when it comes to recruitment.

On-campus recruitment sessions

Organisations have the opportunity to visit the campus and have a stand outside our refectory during term time, allowing students to find out about their current opportunities and vacancies.  

To find out more on how your organisation can arrange a recruitment session at St Mary's, please contact our Employer Engagement Officer Inís Nic Giolla Phadráig.

Careers fairs

Each year we run a Teaching Fair on behalf of the School of Education, Theology and Leadership. The Teaching Fair is open to Local Authorities, Schools, Dioceses, Academy Chains and Teaching Unions. Every year has proven successful in educating students and helping them to find their NQT positions.

We also run both a Careers Show and Volunteering Fair each year, which is a university wide event with students attending from our four academic schools. The Fair allows employers to raise their profile with St Mary's students, recruit for immediate positions and get to know the St Mary's community.

Many employers have gone on to recruit and work with St Mary's students, with 95% of our students in work or further study six months after graduation. Our students are keen to use their degree to make a difference once they graduate.

To find out more on how your organisation can attend any of our fairs, please contact our Employer Engagement Officer Inís Nic Giolla Phadráig.


Every year St Mary's runs a selection of forums. These offer an excellent opportunity for SME's and larger companies to target students in particular subject areas.

The forums usually take the form of a short presentation by each employer (normally no more than six minutes), followed by a questions and answer session before a more informative networking opportunity.

Work placementsYes

Our students can undertake an accredited work placement in the sector of their choice. The  Centre for Workplace Learning team work with students to find placements that reflect their personal and professional requirements.