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Learning Partnerships

Connecting with students during their studies brings great benefits to your business. From reducing your recruitment costs to exploring your challenges from a new perspective, we can help.

Working with students during their studies offers a wide range of benefits to your business. You can work with them on campus or on your own sites. Through learning partnerships, you can:

  • Build relationships that support your recruitment needs
  • Gain positive exposure and enhanced reputation
  • Provide employee development and volunteering opportunities
  • Showcase new products and services to your customers of the future
  • Influence the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the future workforce
  • Open the door to other knowledge exchange opportunities with our University
  • Make new connections with other businesses working with our students

You might be surprised by the variety of ways you can connect with students. Some of them might feel a bit daunting. Don't worry. We'll work with you to explore what you want to achieve and outline the ways we think we can help you.  

Learning partnerships for STEM

Partnering with science, engineering, computing and maths students

Working with and learning from businesses informs and inspires students throughout our Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. Activities can be part of degree programmes or extra-curricular - both enrich the student experience. They can drive student ambition, build confidence and launch careers.

Examples of how you can work with students include:

  • Share your experience - support students' career choices by offering insight and reflections
  • Support events - several of our degree programmes run large, industry-specific events each year
  • Present case studies - bring real-world context to study modules by presenting projects
  • Host site visits - help students to understand different professional environments
  • Set student challenges - ask students to help you overcome your business challenges

Not looking to work with STEM students? Explore opportunities to work with other groups:

See how Natural and Environmental Science students work with industry to address real-world problems with sustainable solutions.

Networking fairs

Learning partnerships' networking fairs are annual events. Held on campus, they raise students’ awareness of different sectors, industries and opportunities. The events hellp students to build their own professional networks.

From advanced manufacturing to zoology, there is an opportunity for your business.