If you are looking for a venue to host a University of Cambridge student recruitment or employer presentation event, Meet Cambridge is the best place to start. As the official, free venue- finding service for spaces at the University and Colleges, we have an extensive portfolio of city centre properties including hotels and unique venues.

Our one-stop service is quick and easy to use and will save you time with your venue search.

In the first instance, please agree a date for your event with our colleagues in the University of Cambridge Careers Service by emailing: presentations@careers.cam.ac.uk

If you have agreed a date with the University of Cambridge Careers Service, you can make an enquiry by clicking the link below. Once we receive your enquiry we will check availability at venues that meet your criteria. The venues that have availability will then contact you direct.

Make An Enquiry

There are a few options to consider:

University Facilities

These include specific faculties and student centres. These sites are fairly central, they may be useful for evening visits when students will be travelling from departments, faculties and colleges throughout the city.

Colleges

Some Colleges are very centrally located – their convenience as venues will depend on the time of day; lunchtime presentations could be held at Newnham, Selwyn, or Robinson Colleges, near to the Sidgwick Site, where many of the arts faculties and departments are located. King’s, Emmanuel, St.Catharine’s, Downing and Peterhouse are in the city centre and therefore most students can easily get to these venues easily for evening presentations.

Non-University Facilities

These include recommended hotels, museums and bars. Meetings in these often work well if an organisation prefers a more informal setting or would like to hold a small group meeting. This relaxed approach can work successfully with a student audience.

Venues that are not in the Meet Cambridge portfolio that you may wish to approach include:

Restaurants & Bars

A number of restaurants and bars in Cambridge have private dining and meeting areas

Hotels

Best Western Gonville Hotel

The Varsity Hotel

Other Venues

Michaelhouse

Please read the information about these events on the University of Cambridge Careers Service web site

Other Things to Consider:

  • A venue close to your target faculty/department, and offering food to students, may improve attendance numbers during lunchtime/afternoon drop in sessions.
  • If you believe your organisation may attract protests we would suggest you consider using either the Pitt Building or a college as your venue.
  • For small rooms suitable for interviews see details for the University Centre’s 13 Mill Lane (3 boardrooms seating 12 and 8 with a waiting area) and Michaelhouse (2 small boardrooms).
  • Colleges with smaller rooms suitable for interview rooms included Gonville & Caius, Selwyn and Sidney Sussex

Things that experience tells us don’t work very well in Cambridge…

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate, not a campus University and there is, therefore, no single centre of student activity – click here to find out more about events that have either been tried (or proposed) unsuccessfully in the past and the reasons why…