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The Boardroom

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The Boardroom is the business and finance hub of the Festival bringing together organisations from across the business, finance and consultancy world. This week of focused activities will provide employers with an opportunity to engage with our students and raise their profile to the highest level.

The Boardroom takes place in week 3 of the Autumn term from Monday 18th October 2021

Activities will focus on supporting students in their career choices, exploring the business, finance and consultancy landscape to help students understand opportunities available to them and skills development based webinars and workshops. Employers may dip in and out of activities throughout the week and participate in as much as they wish within the programme. Services offered as part of the week include;

Live Online Day

Thursday 21st October - 11am - 4pm

Join us for a day of online conversation with our students via our virtual platform.

Employers are encouraged to be online throughout the day at times convenient to yourself, to talk to students on a one to one basis or informally in a group chat session. Students will be able to join a virtual queue to talk to employer representatives, connect with you and present their CV/profile, or join an employer presentation / talk at times that you schedule throughout the day.

Employers will create a profile on the platform listing all relevant details and information for students and will receive details of all students that they connect with for follow up and further conversation. The flexibility that the day offers will aid student engagement offering them the opportunity to connect with you at a convenient time and encourage informal conversations as well as those of a more informed nature.

Meet the Employer sessions

Book a virtual employer presentation with us at anytime to suit throughout the week. Presentations will feature within the Boardroom and our Mainstage and be marketed to all students via myAdvantage and all of our wider marketing channels. This traditional employer presentation will allow you time to present your organisation and opportunities available.

Meet the Interns

In direct response to student feedback around confidence in virtual engagement, we are offering employers the opportunity to deliver Drop in sessions with your interns that will offer students an informal and approachable way to connect with you. These sessions will be hosted on our online chat platform and students may drop in to find out more about life as an intern at your firm. Sessions from 2-4pm each day.

Skills sessions and workshops

Skills development workshops (virtual) and webinars will also be hosted – these sessions will provide you with a platform to engage directly with our students whilst embedding skills and learning that you feel is important within your own recruitment practice, and within your firm. Please contact us with sessions you would like to offer or discuss needs in this area further.

Employer Profiles

All employers attending the Boardroom will be encouraged to complete an employer profile.

Pack your profile with all of the key information about your organisation, schemes and opportunities available, event listings and your involvement within the Festival as well as links to your website and social media platforms. Your logo will be included in the listing and employers will feature in alphabetical order. Links to your vacancy and event listings within myAdvantage are also included to ensure maximum visibility and ease of access to our students.

Profiles will also be included in our Festival directory.

The Virtual Investment Bank

The footprint of an investment bank packed full of resources and information and events about the sector to give in-depth insight to students considering a career within Investment Banking.

Host a speaker slot within the bank to talk about one of the following areas of investment banking;

IBD, Global Markets – Sales, Global Markets – Trading, Investment Management, Risk Management (middle office) and Operations, Private Wealth Management and Technology. Speakers would also be welcome to talk about Covid-19 and the effect of the pandemic on the sector.

The speaker series will be hosted from 6.30-8.30pm on Wednesday 20th October

Attendance at this event within the Boardroom focus week is not charged.

Speaker slots are limited so please register your interest early via

Booking Information

The Boardroom provides employers and sector linked organisations with an opportunity to connect with students effectively over an extended period of time and through many different channels to ensure a successful outcome.

Participation within the week is charged at £350+VAT.

Discounted rates available for Not-for-profit organisations at £125+VAT. Please contact Employer Connect to discuss prior to booking.