Do you have a business opportunity that you don't have time to explore, or an organisational problem you would like to resolve but don't have the resource to investigate possible solutions?
Newcastle University Business School can provide your organisation with an innovative team of final year students, to work on a business project.
A number of North East organisations have already reaped the benefits of working with some of the region's brightest young business minds.
Students have undertaken real-life consultancy projects with businesses, charities and organisations across the region as part of the final stages of their Business Management or joint honours Marketing and Management undergraduate degree.
With the project representing 40% of their final year marks, it attracts highly dedicated students, whilst allowing them to put into practice the lessons learnt throughout their time at the Business School by providing free practical advice to businesses.
Over the past few years our students have worked with local organisations, large and small, public and private sector, on a range of projects, such as:
Mark Dolder, Managing Director of The Bazaar Group, said: "We worked with a group of students from Newcastle University Business School, on a complex and wide ranging project to produce a feasibility study to set up a joint venture in China."
"All of the students' involved demonstrated strong intellect and ability, combined with an excellent work ethic and a very professional approach to research, presentations, and report writing."
"This resulted in an excellent team dynamic, and considerable personal development for the students who produced and presented a piece of work that was similar to the standard that I would have expected from a well respected agency."
The projects are undertaken as 'consultancy' projects, not as a work placement, and there is a high degree of flexibility in terms of how the students complete the project based on the needs of the organisation. The projects are undertaken between October and March each year.
Our focus is to support the students so that they add value to your organisation while providing them with an opportunity to research a 'real-life' business issue and develop practical solutions.
The Business School normally asks that participating organisations have a minimum of 20 employees or similar [volunteers / associates], but would be happy to discuss the suitability of a project with any size of organisation.
To find out more about how the projects work, contact Sarah Carnegie on 0191 212 0419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org